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Risperdal Gynecomastia Connection Evident In Studies Dating Back To 1990s

Written by on April 17, 2015

Janssen Pharmaceuticals and its parent Johnson & Johnson are the subjects of growing controversy over the antipsychotic medication Risperdal. Reports that the drug has caused young boys to develop female breasts have surfaced across the U.S. More than 1,200 Risperdal lawsuits are pending against the drug makers with plaintiffs alleging the companies marketed the drug without including proper warnings.

How Is Risperdal Breast Growth In Young Boys Treated?

Written by on March 11, 2015

Breast enlargement in young boys can be traumatic. Research shows the condition, known as gynecomastia, can provoke lasting psychological harm. Hence, it’s understandable that parents of adolescent boys who have taken the antipsychotic Risperdal are angry with the manufacturer. They claim Johnson & Johnson failed to warn them that use of its drug might cause their male children to develop breasts.

Risperdal And Gynecomastia In Young Boys May Lead To Psychological Trauma

Written by on January 28, 2015

Researchers have discovered a potential link between the antipsychotic drug Risperdal and breast enlargement in adolescent boys. The condition, known as gynecomastia, has been known to have a severe psychological impact on those who have it. A recent study in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery showed that the disorder can cause a decline in a sufferer’s quality of life, particularly at a young age.

Study Shows A 69% Higher Risk Of Risperdal Gynecomastia Side Effects

Written by on December 30, 2014

In March 2014, attendees at the annual meeting of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry heard the results from a Canadian study reporting on a potential link between Risperdal and gynecomastia. The attendees were told that use of the drug appeared to have a causal relationship with the condition; it stimulated breast growth in men. The data showed a 69% higher risk of the disorder when compared to non-use.

Did Johnson & Johnson Conceal Risperdal Test Results From The Public?

Written by on December 24, 2014

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is no stranger to lawsuits claiming that it employs aggressive marketing practices to the point of violating consumer fraud laws. Nor is it a stranger to allegations that some of its drugs, such as Risperdal, expose users to inadequately-disclosed side effects. To that end, recent Risperdal litigation has seen J&J paying billions of dollars in settlements to victims, their families, and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Treatment Options For Young Men Suffering From Risperdal Gynecomastia

Written by on December 18, 2014

Young men and boys suffering from male breast development after taking Risperdal are faced with a limited set of options. They can undergo expensive treatment procedures, such as liposuction or invasive surgery. Or, they can submit to additional drug therapy. Or, they can do nothing and simply cope with the condition and it’s ensuing trauma. For these boys and their families, a Risperdal and gynecomastia lawsuit claim could help with the costs of treatment, counseling and possibly even restore some of their damaged self-esteem.

Physical And Psychological Side Effects Of Risperdal Gynecomastia

Written by on November 11, 2014

Risperdal is an atypical antipsychotic, a type of drug normally prescribed to treat a number of psychiatric disorders. Its use among pediatric patients has risen dramatically in recent years. Unfortunately, so too has the number of cases in which young men taking the drug have reported developing serious side effects, including male breast growth. In some cases, male teens have grown breasts up to a size D-cup.

New Research Finds That Use Of Risperdal May Increase Gynecomastia Risk

Written by on April 3, 2014

Johnson & Johnson, manufacturer of the popular antipsychotic Risperdal (trade name for risperidone), is under increasing scrutiny for the drug’s connection to male breast growth. Men of all ages have reported experiencing the side effect after using the drug. Known as gynecomastia, it is associated with abnormal growth of breast tissue, enlarged nipples, breast tenderness, and in some cases, spontaneous lactation.

Should Risperdal be Prescribed to Young Children?

Written by on December 23, 2013

Numerous doctors have expressed concern over this increase in antipsychotic prescriptions for young children. Ben Vitiello, the chief of child and adolescent treatment at the National Institute of Mental Health, remarked to the New York Times that the widening prescription of antipsychotics to children is “a recent phenomenon, in large part driven by the misperception that these agents are safe and well tolerated.”

More Kids Using Risperdal Despite Serious Side Effects

Written by on November 23, 2013

In 2008, the FDA convened a panel of drug experts to review the safety of antipsychotics like Risperdal in children. In the previous 15 years, the number of children taking these drugs had grown by over 5 times; hundreds of thousands of children were taking the drug every day. The FDA suggested that this committee of doctors endorse the way that it was monitoring the safety of these drugs and children.

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