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Abilify User Says Drug Made Him Compulsively Gamble

Law360, New York (January 14, 2016, 4:06 PM EST) -- A consumer on Wednesday hit Bristol-Myers Squibb in New York federal court with a personal injury suit, claiming that he developed a compulsive gambling problem after taking the antipsychotic drug Abilify and that American users weren’t warned about the risk of pathological gambling.

Sean Brazil said that he began taking Abilify in 2004 and shortly thereafter started compulsively gambling, which lasted until he stopped taking the drug a decade later. Even though the drug’s labeling in Europe and Canada warns about the risk of compulsive gambling, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. don’t warn or educate Abilify users or...

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New York Southern

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Personal Injury: Health Care/Pharmaceutical Personal Injury Product Liability


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January 13, 2016

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