Risperdal Lawsuits - Linked to Gynecomastia
Numerous lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson and the Janssen division, alleging the drug may increase levels of prolactin, a hormone which may cause abnormal development of large breasts with mammary glands in males. The lawsuits also allege Defendants did not officially warn doctors and patients of potential side effects and also failed to share findings with the FDA. Plaintiffs allege that the company hid the risks and increased prolactin levels and failed to suggest sufficient testing.
As a result of taking Risperdal, many patients have had to undergo surgery, including a potential mastectomy to remove excess tissue. Many patients have also suffered several psychological trauma as a result of taking Risperdal.
Company denies problems
Johnson & Johnson and Janssen has continued to deny problems with the drug and quietly settle cases before a jury can return a verdict. Johnson & Johnson has also sought to keep the complications away from the public view. On November 26, 2013, Johnson & Johnson sought to keep clinical studies pertaining to the drug private and sealed to the public. Keeping these results private would greatly harm the public's knowledge of the severe complications of Risperdal.
Johnson & Johnson and Janssen, is currently being investigated
Johnson & Johnson and Janssen was forced to pay billions to settle charges with the U.S. Department of Justice over the illegal marketing of Risperdal, among other drugs. The DOJ charged the company with misbranding Risperdal for unapproved uses, including treating elderly patients and children.
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