Posts Categorized: Drug & Device

Abilify Settlements Reached In Three Bellwether Cases Set For Trial This Summer

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Weeks before the first three Abilify cases were set to be tried in June, parties agreed to settle following mediation. Abilify, a widely-prescribed drug, is used to treat those suffering from schizophrenia, depression, or bipolar disorder. People taking Abilify have alleged the drug caused them to experience uncontrollable and impulsive behaviors to gamble. In 2016,… Read more »

AAJ Explores History of Drug & Device Marketing to Women

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The American Association for Justice (AAJ) released a report that outlines the history of medical products targeted to women such as Yaz, vaginal mesh, and even bleach. The report discusses the injuries women have suffered from these products, and are still undergoing today. “This timely report sheds light on the disturbing ways women have been… Read more »

J&J Ordered to Pay $110M in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

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A Missouri jury awarded $5.4 million to a 62-year old woman suffering from ovarian cancer after concluding that Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder caused her cancer. The woman argued that J&J turned a blind eye to studies linking its baby powder and Shower to Shower talc products to ovarian cancer and failed to alert customers… Read more »

Lawyers Ask to Centralize Abilify Gambling Lawsuits

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Law360 reports that dozens of federal court lawsuits alleging that Bristol-Myers Squibb didn’t provide adequate warning to American users about the risk of compulsive gambling associated with the top-selling prescription antipsychotic drug Abilify.  Attorneys have asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate the cases in Florida.

FDA Warns of Uncontrollable Urges with Use of Antipsychotic Drug

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The FDA issued a warning to the public of adverse side effects with use of Abilify–such as compulsive gambling, binge eating, shopping, and overactive sexual desires. Abilify is prescribed to patients with mental disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe depression, Tourette’s disorder, and irritability associated with autistic disorder. The FDA cautions that these compulsive… Read more »