Month: January 2017

Men Say Risperdal Caused Them to Grow Breasts

A lawsuit is expected to be filed soon on behalf of men who have used the drug Risperdal.

The plaintiffs say the drug, used to treat conditions such as anxiety and bipolar disorder, caused them to grow breasts, according to a report on CNN.

The men say the side effect was not disclosed in a timely manner by the drug company, Johnson & Johnson.

They will be asking for unspecified damages.

Johnson & Johnson officials did not respond to Healthline’s request for comment. Company officials told CNN in a statement on behalf of its subsidiary, Janssen, that Risperdal is a useful medication “essential to helping those affected by mental illness. … Physicians decide how best to treat their patients.”

‘I would have never taken it’
One of the lawsuit’s plaintiffs, Eddie Bible, told CNN he started taking Risperdal more than a decade ago as an adolescent.

He said when he was 13 he developed gynecomastia, a condition that causes teen boys and men to grow breast tissue.

Bible said he was humiliated. He said he stopped playing outside with friends and was ridiculed in gym class.

The plaintiffs say the drug, used to treat conditions such as anxiety and bipolar disorder, caused them to grow breasts, according to a report on CNN.

The men say the side effect was not disclosed in a timely manner by the drug company, Johnson & Johnson.

Hundreds of church sex abuse victims continue to come forward

Fifteen years after the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston broke into public view, hundreds of victims around the world continue to come forward, including some who say they were attacked as recently as 2001, advocates said Thursday.

Two victims’ support groups and a lawyer who has represented more than 2,000 survivors worldwide denounced church officials for doing too little to help those who were abused and to protect children from harm, despite ongoing revelations about the scope of the crisis.

“You have reportedly the most moral institution in the world acting the most immoral,” attorney Mitchell Garabedian said at a news conference Thursday in downtown Boston. “There is no excuse for it.”

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