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Serious Abilify Gambling Danger Warning Updates

Serious Abilify Gambling Danger Warning Updates

Lieff Cabraser represents Abilify users suffering from extreme compulsive gambling leading to major financial losses in lawsuits against Bristol-Myers Squibb for damages. In late August 2016, Bristol-Myers Squibb made significant changes to Abilify’s package warnings and risk alerts.

Notably, these changes specified:

“Post-marketing case reports suggest that patients can experience intense urges, particularly for gambling, and the inability to control these urges while taking Abilify. Because patients may not recognize these behaviors as abnormal, it is important for prescribers to ask patients or their caregivers specifically about the development of new or intense gambling urges or other urges while being treated with aripiprazole. In some cases, urges were reported to have stopped when the dose was reduced or the medication was discontinued. Compulsive behaviors may result in harm to the patient and others if not recognized.”

Abilify Dangers and Abilify Gambling Risks

In May 2016, the FDA issued a formal warning that the use of the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole (Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Aristada, and also used in generic versions of the drug) has been linked to compulsive urges which can lead to uncontrollable gambling, among other addictions. These rare but serious impulse-control problems reportedly stop when the medicine is discontinued or markedly reduced in dosage.

Lieff Cabraser represents Abilify patients in litigation alleging claims including Strict Liability, Negligent Misrepresentation, and Fraudulent Concealment, and seeks damages for neuropsychiatric, mental, physical, and economic damages, as well as punitive damages.

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If you or a family member have suffered losses from compulsive gambling you think may be linked to Abilify use, we welcome the chance to talk with you. In addition to potentially helping you with your Abilify related losses, learning of your experience can help others suffering from Abilify’s depravations. Please fill out our brief contact form to start the conversation, or call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 for help getting recompense for your Abilify gambling compulsions.