Jury Hears From Teen Boy's Doc At Risperdal Trial

Law360, Philadelphia (September 28, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT) -- In a video deposition shown to jurors Friday, the doctor of a teenager claiming he grew breasts after taking the antipsychotic drug Risperdal said that the boy suffered from severe developmental and behavioral problems, and that he was unaware of possible side effects when he prescribed the medication.

Vernon Johnson, a physician who treated 17-year-old plaintiff Andrew Bentley, appeared in a video deposition shown to jurors Friday in a case accusing Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ortho-Janssen-McNeil Pharmaceuticals Inc. of marketing Risperdal for off-label use in children...
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