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Does Risperdal Cause Breast Growth in Boys?

Have you or someone you know been prescribed Risperdal for ADD or ADHD treatment? You should know that there have been numerous lawsuits filed against manufacturer Johnson & Johnson over female breast growth in males taking the drug. Recently, the Daily Beast reported that Risperdal has been at the forefront of more than 1,300 lawsuits nationally over breast growth among young men who were prescribed the antipsychotic drug. According to the news source, one lawsuit claimed that a young man grew female breasts of size 46DD, with Johnson & Johnson having to settle the case for an undisclosed amount of money. Risperdal was originally prescribed to treat schizophrenia; however, many doctors began using the drug to treat children with ADD and ADHD after Johnson & Johnson allegedly promoted its use for the disorders in marketing efforts. In one lawsuit, a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner testified that Johnson…
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