Johnson & Johnson Fined $1.1bn Over Risperdal: Subversion of Science? (BBC Health News / Drug Dangers)

Summary

The drugs giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been ordered by a US judge to pay $1.1bn (£690m) for downplaying the risks involved in taking its anti-psychotic drug Risperdal (Risperidone). This is only the latest of fines the company has incurred recently across different American states.

Read more: BBC Health News: Johnson & Johnson fined $1.1bn in latest Risperdal case.

Reference

Johnson & Johnson fined $1.1bn in latest Risperdal case. London: BBC Health News, April 11th 2012.

Website of Possible Interest: Drug Dangers

Drug Dangers (www.DrugDangers.com) is a US-based web-resource committed to providing the latest information on a range of medications and medical devices which have been associated with known or potential complications / adverse outcomes.

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