Abilify and Compulsive Gambling Lawsuits
Abilify is believed to have the potential to make someone a compulsive gambler. Abilify is a partial dopamine agonist, which works on the same brain nerves that are normally activated by dopamine. Abilify can activate the same nerves that work on the pleasure center.
Many of those affected by Abilify have serious debt from their compulsive gambling. While these people do not suffer from a physical impairment to Abilify, they may have serious psychological distress from their crippling debt.
Abilify is an atypical antipsychotic. Abilify is used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Unfortunately, Abilify also caused many people to become compulsive gamblers. Abilify is also known by its generic name, apriprazole. If you have been affected by Abilify, we highly suggest you contact the attorneys at Woods & Woods immediately. You may have a limited amount of time that you can file your lawsuit for Abilify and your compulsive gambling problem.
Abilify’s Possible Side Effects
- In 2004, the FDA announced that they found Abilify may cause an increased risk of hyperglycemia and diabetes.
- In 2007, the FDA ordered a Black Box Warning that Abilify could cause an increased risk of suicide.
- Some studies have found that Abilify leads to binge-eating and hypersexual behavior.
Abilify and the Off-Label Marketing Settlement
Bristol-Myers, the manufacturer of Abilify, paid $515,000,000 to the federal government after it accused them of illegal marketing. The U.S. Department of Justice claimed that Bristol-Myers was giving away luxury trips and illegal consulting fee kickbacks to doctors to promote Abilify for non FDA approved use. The Justice Department believed Bristol-Myers was promoting Abilify for pediatric use and to dementia patients, both non FDA approved uses. Abilify was used widely in nursing homes even though the drug may cause death to seniors with dementia.
Get Help From an Abilify Gambling Lawyer
Victims of Abilify and their families may be able to recover for severe emotional injuries, recover money lost to compulsive gambling, punitive damages against Bristol-Myers, and money for treatment of compulsive gambling.
Woods and Woods Indiana drug injury lawyers offers free consultations on Abilify lawsuits. You may have many questions about how Abilify’s side effects could have possibly affected your life.
Never stop taking any medication without first consulting your doctor. Abilify® is a registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb and is used here only for the purpose of identifying the product in question. This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or Bristol-Myers Squibb. Cases may be referred to other attorneys.