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Ambilify Gambling Lawsuits

Gambling Addiction and Impulse Control on Abilify

The Attorneys here at Jones Brown law are reviewing potential claims for individuals all over the United States who have suffered severe financial loss, family problems or legal consequences as a result of compulsive gambling while taking the prescription drug Abilify.

Recent research has suggested that side effects of Abilify may impact a person’s self-impulse control, potentially leading to severe gambling addictions or other obsessive-compulsive behaviors that can have a devastating impact on an individuals family, employment, financial position and overall quality of life.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals failure to adequately warn about the potential impulse control risks, financial compensation may be available through an Abilify lawsuit for individuals who have suffered damages as a result of:

  • Uncontrollable Gambling
  • Compulsive Shopping
  • Sex Addiction

Abilify Gambling and Impulse Control Problems

Abilify (aripiprazole) was introduced by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals in 2002 and is a widely used atypical antipsychotic medication that has grown to become one of the best selling brand name drugs in the United States.

Abilify is in a class of drugs known as partial dopamine receptor agonists and is most commonly prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia, major depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, mood swings, irritability, aggression,  and other psychological and behavioral issues.

Research has identified a potential link between impulse control problems and Abilify, along with other dopamine receptor agonists.

It is becoming clear that Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals knew or should have known about the risk of Abilify gambling problems for some time, yet withheld this vital, important information and warnings from consumers and the medical community. Why? Old fashion greed. Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals chose increased sales over the safety of those people who were taking their medication.

The research identified a potential risk of impulse control and gambling addiction among users of dopamine receptor agonists prescribed to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in early 2009. A study that evaluated patients treated at one Mayo Clinic showed researchers unusually high rates of a compulsive syndrome, including pathological gambling, hypersexual behavior or a combination of the two impulse control problems.

In October 2014, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine identified a potential signal for impulse control problems with Abilify. These problems may include pathological gambling, hypersexuality, and compulsive shopping.

Gambling addiction caused by Abilify side effects can have a devastating impact on an individual’s life, leading to:

  • Severe Debt and Bankruptcy
  • Severe Emotional Damage
  • Loss of Savings and Retirement Accounts
  • Divorce and Loss of Children
  • Unemployment

If adequate warnings from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals had been provided about the Abilify risk of compulsive gambling and other side effects, individuals could have been avoided long-term damage and problems by recognizing the symptoms of the behavior, consulting with their Doctors and getting the necessary counseling or guidance.

Abilify Gambling Class Action Lawyers

Jones Brown LawThe lawyers here at Jones Brown PLLC. are actively reviewing cases in which individuals who experienced gambling problems could be entitled to financial compensation due to Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals decision to choose increased sales before the safety of consumers.

Class action lawsuits against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, as well as individual injury claims, are being evaluated on behalf of individuals and families throughout the United States.

We would like to help you and your family if you have been impacted by this drug. CLICK HERE and fill out a short questionnaire about your prescription of Abilify and let us do the rest.

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Sources:

http://www.druglib.com/druginfo/abilify/abstracts/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/1916909

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