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Risperdal Meeting Scheduled for August in Pennsylvania Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
Date:7/27/2014

s of claims that Risperdal may stimulate production of prolactin, a hormone associated with female breast development and lactation. This may increase a man’s risk of developing breasts, which can necessitate liposuction and mastectomy procedures to reverse the complication, Risperdal plaintiffs allege.

Johnson & Johnson and Janssen have also been accused of promoting the drug off-label to children, before it garnered FDA approval for pediatric uses in 2006. The companies were also aware of Risperdal gynecomastia and other side effects associated with the medication that they concealed from the general public, according to claims.

Court records indicate that these allegations were shared by the U.S. Department of Justice, who filed charges against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen last year over its marketing of Risperdal and certain other drugs. In November 2013, the federal government announced that the companies paid $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil charges that Risperdal was improperly marketed for pediatric uses, and may have concealed its association with elevated levels of prolactin, a side effect suggested to cause male breasts.

Men and young boys who allegedly developed gynecomastia after taking Risperdal may be eligible to pursue a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen.

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