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FDA to Clarify Position on Off-Label Uses of Drugs

Off-label use of prescription medications, a common practice that healthcare providers have long relied on and that pharmaceutical companies have profited from, has become the subject of a great deal of controversy. Billions in settlements have been paid out to patients who were allegedly harmed as a result of the off-label... Read more »

Risperdal Lawsuit Filed in Louisiana District Court

On March 27, 2015, a former Risperdal patient filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against several drug manufacturers, including Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson. The complaint is one of several ongoing causes of action against the makers of the powerful antipsychotic drug, which... Read more »

Jury Agrees with Plaintiff Allegations in Risperdal Case

A Risperdal lawsuit that was pending in a Philadelphia court resulted in a mixed outcome for the plaintiff. The 19-year-old man filed the lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, claiming that the defendants’ medication resulted in the abnormal growth of breast tissue. On Friday, March 20, the... Read more »

Law Firm Files Risperdal Lawsuit Against FDA

A Philadelphia law firm has filed a Risperdal lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration. The firm represents hundreds of children who have been allegedly injured as a result of ingesting Risperdal. The antipsychotic drug is used to treat a variety of mental/mood... Read more »

Risperdal Lawsuit Claims Promotion of Off-Label Use

A resident of Minnesota has filed a Risperdal lawsuit, alleging that the medication resulted in gynecomastia and other severe complications. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, names Johnson & Johnson Company and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, as... Read more »

Risperdal Lawsuit over Gynecomastia Filed in Louisiana

Another Risperdal lawsuit over gynecomastia has been filed, this time in Louisiana. Karon-Jahlil Williams v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, and Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C. (Case # 5:14-cv-03354) was filed on December 2, 2014 in the US. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Shreveport Division). The... Read more »