Sunday, May 12, 2013

Johnson and Johnson Risperdal Stimulates Lactation

Rockoff, J. D. & Lublin, J. S. (2013, May 10). J&J Balks on Deal to Settle U.S. Probe The Wall Street Journal, p. B1, B2.

[Excerpted] Johnson and Johnson and the Justice Department are close to settling a protracted investigation into the company's promotion of the antipsychotic Risperdal, for what would be one of the highest sums to date in a drug-marketing case, according to people familiar with the matter.

Majia here: J&J are the Justice Department are negotiating a payment of $1.5 billion minimum as a result of "illegal marketing" of drugs, especially Risperdal, another anti-psychotic called Invega, and the heart drug Natrecor. They are also accused of illegal kickbacks to Omnicare:

"J&J would avoid a felony charge that could prevent the health-products giant from selling its medicines to government health programs like Medicare, one person said."

Majia here: Apparently, J&J is a company without any scruples. They are the worst kind of parasites because they peddle drugs that can actually harm patients.

Risperdal is a dangerous drug that J&J marketed for off-label use in children, until approved for children by the equally corrupt FDA in 2007.

Dr. Joseph Biederman, a child psychiatrist at Harvard University, promoted use of the bipolar diagnosis for children, received $1.4 million in outside income from J&J (Harris “Research Center”).

The 40 percent increase in bipolar diagnoses in children and adolescents from 1994 to 2003 led to a fivefold increase in prescription rates for powerful antipsychotics, particularly Risperdal (generic risperidone) and similar agents (Carey “Bipolar”; Harris “Use of Antipsychotics”).

The WSJ article above (i.e., "J&J Balks") explains that in 2007 Risperdal was J&J's top selling product because it had been so extensively marketed for almost every psychiatric and neurological condition that exists, ranging from anxiety to autism, biopolar disorder to Alzheimer's. In 2007 J&J lost its patent, losing its monopoly of the then $2.2 billion in sales of the product.

Years ago I had all kinds of so-called physicians and child psychiatrists recommend Risperdal for my son. I read the experimental findings and said NO WAY would I ever put my kid on that drug.

The weight gain for a kid on Risperdal is 20 to 30 pounds a year.

Apparently, J&J Scum were well aware that Risperdal stimulates the hormone prolactin. Massive weight gain is a side effect, as is breast development in males.

The US Prosecutors want J&J to admit in its settlement that it played down risks from increased prolactin production. J&J doesn't want to do that because it will open the company to lawsuits.

I say the US Prosecutors need to stand firm on this one. J&J is a fallen company that deserves no mercy for endangering children.

Carey, Benedict. “Bipolar Illness Soars as a Diagnosis for the Young.” The New York Times 4 September 2007. 4 September 2007

Harris “Research Center Tied to Drug Company.” The New York Times 24 November 2008. 24 November 2008

Harris. “Use of Antipsychotics in Children is Criticized.” The New York Times 19 November 2008. 19 November 2008

Harris, Gardiner, and Carey, Benedict. (2008, June 8). “Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay.” The New York Times 8 June 2008. 8 June 2008


Majia's Blog: Doctors Linked to Drug Companies Shape Treatment ...‎Dec 21, 2012 – Majia's Blog: Doctors as Drug Pushers. Nov 25, 2012. This individual pressed me to put my son on Risperdal because it had been approved for ...

Majia's Blog: Doctors as Drug Pushers‎Nov 25, 2012 – Majia's Blog: Antipsychotics and Children. Jul 14, 2011. This individual pressed me to put my son on Risperdal because it had been approved ...

Majia's Blog: Antipsychotics and Children‎Jul 14, 2011 – This individual pressed me to put my son on Risperdal because it had been approved for children with ... Posted by Majia's Blog at 4:04 PM ...

Majia's Blog: ProPublica on Corruption in Juvenile Corrections‎May 27, 2011 – MAJIA HERE: Anti-psychotics, such as risperdal, are dangerous .... he reports in his “Mad in America” blog, on the Psychology Today website.

1 comment:

  1. High levels of prolactin are associated with autoimmune diseases such as arthritis and lupus:

    It also leads to cancer:

    Autistic subjects have too much serotonin. They are not psychotic. Risperidone leads to serotonin syndrome. It is incredible that this drug is being given to autistic children.


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