Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals took measures to limit the medical community’s knowledge of side effects in children with its antipsychotic drug Risperdal, according to a lawsuit waged against the drug companies by the family of a Tennessee boy who was allegedly harmed by the drug. Andrew Yount’s lawsuit is the fifth among nearly 1,750 Risperdal side effects cases pending in Philadelphia to go to trial. The lawsuits claim that Johnson & Johnson withheld data showing that Risperdal could cause female breast growth in adolescent boys, a condition known as gynecomastia. Yount’s lawsuit claims that he was ... Read More
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