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Roopal Luhana

Arkansas Attorney General Asks Supreme Court to Reconsider Decision Tossing out $1.2 Billion Risperdal Judgment

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants the Arkansas state Supreme Court to “reconsider its decision” in the case against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. over Risperdal.  According to an article in The Washington Times, the state […]

Roopal Luhana

J&J Allegedly Over-Promoted Risperdal and Paid the Price

In November 2013, the New York Times reported that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) would pay more than $2.2 billion in fines to settle claims that it overpromoted Risperdal, an antipsychotic drug, to vulnerable populations like the elderly, children, and adolescents. […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Generic Testosterone Gel Approved in 2013, Company Sues FDA Over No Announcement

Perrigo Israel Pharmaceuticals is going to bat against the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) over its “failure” to announce the approval of a testosterone gel. Perrigo’s product, a generic testosterone gel 1% is bioequivalent to AbbVie’s Androgel.  It […]

Eric T. Chaffin

More Testing Before Determining Need for Testosterone Therapy Treatment?

Health experts recommend that doctors perform a physical exam along with a blood test to determine whether or not a man needs testosterone therapy treatment. In a study to be published in the Journal Urology, a lack of consistency was […]

Roopal Luhana

Risperdal Use Approved for Irritability Treatment in Children, Adolescents with Autism

Risperdal is approved by the FDA to treat irritability in children and young adults with autism.  The FDA first approved this use in 2006 and was the first drug used to treat behaviors associated with autism. At that time, the […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Endocrine Society Urges Caution on Testosterone Therapy

On January 29, 2014, PLOS One published a new study on testosterone replacement and heart disease. According to researchers from the University of Texas, men 65 years and older who took testosterone injections or used testosterone gel had double the […]

Roopal Luhana

J&J Gets Louisiana Risperdal Verdict Overturned, but Faces Hundreds More

Johnson & Johnson (J&J), manufacturers of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, was ordered in October 2010 to pay $257.7 million to the state of Louisiana for making misleading marketing claims about the drug. The company was said to have defrauded the […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Lawsuit Filed Against Makers of Testim, a Form of Testosterone Therapy Treatment

On February 26th, 2014 a lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court in the Central District of California against the maker of Testim, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. This comes just a few weeks after lawsuits were filed against AbbVie […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Five Men File Lawsuits Against AndroGel Manufacturer

Following reports from several scientific journals about the potential risk of heart attacks in men taking testosterone therapy, five plaintiffs have filed new AndroGel lawsuits in federal court. According to a recent Bloomberg article, the men brought claims against AndroGel’s […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Testosterone Therapy Linked with an Increased Risk of Heart Attack

Though companies pushing testosterone replacement for men have a way of making it sound like a quick and easy way to recover energy, power, and virility, there are risks. Doctors have been warning about them for years, but the cautions […]