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Despite A Hefty Fine, J&J Still Made Billions From Risperdal

Highline | Jade Walker | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business

Ivo Caers confirmed for us Table 21 was never reported to the FDA. … We know now what’s behind the tables: The little girls with the lac...

Johnson & Johnson's Star Witness Makes A Stunning Admission

Highline | Jade Walker | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business

Even one of the Johnson & Johnson’s own employees hurt the cause when he was called as a witness for the other side....

Johnson & Johnson Brings In 'The Bazooka'

HuffPost | Adam Goldberg | Posted 09.27.2015 | Business

Johnson & Johnson was fighting back....

The 1-800 Cases Come To Philly

HuffPost | Adam Goldberg | Posted 09.27.2015 | Business

Aside from Gorsky’s deposition, Johnson & Johnson had still not had, or taken, the opportunity to offer its side of the story in any full-le...

Too Big To Nail?

Highline | Jade Walker | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

By fall 2013, the government and Johnson & Johnson had settled on a new number: $2.2 billion—$500 million in criminal fines and forfeitures...

The Feds Start Circling Johnson & Johnson

HuffPost Highline | Adam Goldberg | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business

Since he had begun taking Risperdal, Austin Pledger was having fewer tantrums. The reports Benita Pledger read from her son’s school reflected w...

The Third-Grade Math Trick J&J Used to Mask Risperdal's Side Effects

HuffPost Highline | Benjamin Hart | Posted 09.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Six days before Austin Pledger swallowed his first Risperdal, Janssen scientists and marketing executives met with an advisory board of doctors in a l...

Johnson & Johnson Massages The Data On A Dangerous Drug

HuffPost Highline | Benjamin Hart | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living

In 1999, Johnson & Johnson had signed a contract with a company called Excerpta Medica. Its specialty was medical marketing....

Playing Down The Risks Of A Billion-Dollar Drug

HuffPost Highline | Benjamin Hart | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living

By the beginning of 1999, Johnson & Johnson had expanded the ElderCare unit to 136 salespeople from 83, and the materials they were using to pitch...

$1.5 Million Award in Autistic Child Tardive Dyskinesia Legal Case

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

On Feb. 11, 2014, a Chicago jury awarded $1.5 million to an autistic child who developed a severe case of tardive dyskinesia and tardive akathisia whi...

4 Meds Your Aging Parents Should Not Be Taking

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 11.28.2012 | Fifty

Caregivers of elderly parents with dementia may have to be wary of their loved ones' antipsychotic drugs. A new study found that four commonly prescri...

The Funeral Costume

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

My father rallied, but he was decidedly diminished. My husband bought a black suit. I did the same. For a year, our suits lived in the empty closet in my grown son's room, zipped safely away in a garment bag. I called mine 'my funeral costume.'

Inside Psychiatry: Anxiety Over Antipsychotic Drugs

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 09.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Richard A. Friedman notes in a recent New York Times article that by any standards, atypical antipsychotics are overprescribed. But he leaves out two groups that are especially vulnerable to abuse by these chemical agents: the elderly and children.

Drug Companies Drive the Psychiatric Drugging of Children

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

The health professions would do far more good stopping the drugging of children than continuing or increasing it. Ethical professionals need to work toward removing children from psychiatric drugs.

Giant Company Allegedly Hid Risks Of Drug That Made Billions

AP | CHUCK BARTELS | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary downplayed and hid risks associated with the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, a jury determined Tuesd...

'Mass Psychosis In The U.S.'

Al Jazeera | James Ridgeway | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business

Has America become a nation of psychotics? You would certainly think so, based on the explosion in the use of antipsychotic medications. In 2008, with...

Antipsychotic Drugs, Their Harmful Effects, and the Limits of Tort Reform

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

There are many problems within our legal system that could benefit from reform. But so-called tort reform has already gone too far.

Lessons from the Death of "Mental Patient" Esmin Green

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

The Emergency Room video cam took it all in but no human response was forthcoming. Forty-nine year old Esmin Green had been involuntarily committed a...