Risperdal Judge Warns J&J Over Introducing FDA Docs

Law360, Philadelphia (January 30, 2015, 6:05 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania state judge overseeing a trial in which a Johnson & Johnson unit stands accused of failing to warn about the risks of abnormal breast growth in young boys from anti-psychotic drug Risperdal cautioned the company's lawyers against introducing certain U.S. Food and Drug Administration documents Friday.

As cross-examination of former FDA Commissioner David Kessler began, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Ramy Djerassi told Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP attorney Diane Sullivan that she should be cautious when pushing Kessler on what the FDA thought of his opinions.

Kessler had spent several days testifying that Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. had...

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