Berger & Montague has filed a claim on behalf of patients
throughout the country who take or have taken Abilify, an
antipsychotic drug. Multiple studies have found a possible link
between Abilify and compulsive gambling, leading Abilify users to
sue Bristol-Myers. Patients claim that Abilify caused them to
develop compulsive gambling habits, and that Bristol-Myers owes
them money as a result.
lawsuits allege that Abilify use includes the risk of compulsive
gambling addiction, and that Bristol-Myers failed to provide any
warning of this to patients or doctors in the United States.
Additionally, the FDA has collected 30 reports of this side effect
from Abilify users between 2005 and 2013.
In 2012, the European Medicines Agency required Bristol-Myers to
include a warning on Abilify about the risk of compulsive gambling
as a side effect of the drug. Canada added a similar warning to
Abilify labels in 2015. Lawsuits claim that because Bristol-Myers
did not include these warnings on prescription information within
the United States, the drug company made much more money in the
United States compared to Europe or Canada.
The lawsuits state that Bristol-Myers is responsible for:
- Money patients lost from their compulsive gambling
- Loss of financial stability
- Mental anguish
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take or have taken Abilify, you may be able to collect compensation
for costs associated with compulsive gambling. If you or a loved
one has taken Abilify, do not hesitate to contact Berger &
Montague to speak with an attorney, free of charge. Either call us
at 800-424-6690, or fill out the form on the right to have an
attorney contact you.