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Risperdal Side Effects Lawsuits | Side Effects: Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS), Stroke, Tardive Dyskinesia
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Risperdal Side Effects May Lead To Stroke Lawsuits

Risperdal | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS), Stroke, Tardive Dyskinesia

Risperdal (Generic: Risperidone) has been linked to Diabetes; prompting the FDA to request that Johnson and Johnson issue a warning to patients and prospective patients. In a recent study, Risperdal increased a patients chances of developing diabetes by about 50 percent compared with older antipsychotics.

Risperdal has also been linked to Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS), Stroke and Tardive Dyskinesia. There have been 37 reports of stroke or stroke-like events, including 16 deaths linked to Risperdal. In April 2003, Johnson & Johnson sent warning letters to U.S. Physicians citing the drug’s elevated risk of stroke in elderly patients.

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) is a potentially fatal syndrome involving muscle rigidity, and irregular blood pressure and irregular pulse. Tardive Dyskinesia is a central nervous system disorder, which results in involuntary movement of the limbs and twitching of the face and tongue. Risperdal is a medication that treats symptoms of Schizophrenia. Medications also know as conventional antipsychotics were originally introduced in the 1950s.

Risperdal is a newer atypical antipsychotic drug prescribed to help people combat Schizophrenia. Risperdal is manufactured by Jannsen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson. Risperdal has been known to cause irregular heartbeats, muscle weakness and spasms, high fever, constipation, weight gain and headaches. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects thousands of people everyday.

This illness results in the inability to manage emotions, make decisions and related to others. The American Psychiatric Association says that schizophrenia is “one of the most debilitating and baffling mental illnesses”. Schizophrenia is caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain. Stress, heredity, drugs, other medical illness and physical injury to the brain also can cause schizophrenia.

Dopamine and Serotonin are the two main imbalances of brain chemicals that cause this illness. Dopamine controls emotions, motivation and movement. Regulation of mood, sleep and appetite are controlled by Serotonin. An individual who suffers from Schizophrenia have abnormalities in Dopamine and Serotonin.

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Aug 3, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Johnson & Johnson has indicated that it has reached a settlement deal, in principle, with the U.S. Justice Department over charges it illegally marketed its anti-psychotic drug Risperdal. The two sides had been negotiating settlement terms over these charges and the Justice Dept. has previously rejected an offer from Johnson & Johnson to pay about $1 billion to cover the charges. Bloomberg News is reporting the settlement terms would likely have the pharmaceutical company pay $2.2...

J&J close to settlement on Risperdal illegal marketing charges

Jan 1, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Wall Street Journal reports that Johnson & Johnson is nearing a settlement agreement on federal charges that it illegally marketed its schizophrenia drug Risperdal. The settlement is believed to range between $1.5 and $1.7 billion.  Dept. of Justice prosecutors have been pursuing illegal marketing charges against Johnson & Johnson for encouraging physicians and other health care professionals to dispense Risperdal for indications other than what it is approved to treat. The...

Feds Say Kickbacks Paid to Increase use of Risperdal, Levaquin at Omnicare Nursing Home Change

Jan 18, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP
Johnson & Johnson has been charged with paying kickbacks to the Omnicare nursing home chain in order to increase the use of its drugs at the chain's homes.  While Johnson & Johnson was allegedly paying kickbacks, federal prosecutors claim that Omnicare’s annual purchases of the company's drugs, including Risperdal and Levaquin,  nearly tripled to more than $280 million.In November, Omnicare agreed to pay $98 million to settle charges related to the alleged Johnson &...

Atypical Antipsychotics Linked to Worrisome Weight Gains, Other Outcomes, in Children

Oct 28, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Yet another study has linked significant weight gains in children to some antipsychotic medication. Forbes reported that an emerging study found that weight gains of 10-to-20 pounds were not unusual in children during their first three months on the medications like Zyprexa, Seroquel, Risperdal and Abilify. Also, cholesterol, triglyceride, and other metabolic “parameters” were elevated, said Forbes.It has long been known and we have long written about the association between weight...

Risperdal Said to be Responsible for Breast Growth in Boys

Jun 25, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
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