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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 03:22 AM

Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal Maker Hit With $8B Verdict

Source: AP

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A Philadelphia jury on Tuesday awarded $8 billion in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson and one if its subsidiaries over a drug the companies made that the plaintiff's attorneys say is linked to the abnormal growth of female breast tissue in boys.

Johnson and Johnson immediately denounced the award after the jury's decision in the Court of Common pleas, saying it's "excessive and unfounded" and vowing immediate action to overturn it.

The antipsychotic drug Risperdal is at the center of the lawsuit, with the plaintiff's attorneys arguing it's linked to abnormal growth of female breast tissue in boys, an incurable condition known as gynecomastia.

Johnson & Johnson used an organized scheme to make billions of dollars while illegally marketing and promoting the drug, attorneys Tom Kline and Jason Itkin said in a statement.

Read more: https://hosted.ap.org/thetimes-tribune/article/7d119fdc28684ca3bd720ae0eb14f8a8/johnson-johnson-risperdal-maker-hit-8b-verdict

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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:37 AM

1. K&R

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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:30 AM

2. "excessive and unfounded"



should be unfounded and excessive...if they were innocent...

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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:39 AM

4. I used risperdal for a few years and didn't grow breasts

but it stop working and I had to discontinue it. When an anti-psychotic stops working it actually causes
psychosis/graphic nightmares. Still, for a while it did ok. Let the user beware!

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