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Pharma Watch – Be an informed consumer!

risperdal2Off-label marketing is a cheap way of promoting drugs without doing the research needed to get the approval of the FDA for new uses.  Companies that do this place patients at risk because there is no assurance that the benefits outweigh the risks.

Risperdal Marketed Off-label?

Three former salespeople have filed suit against Pharmaceutica alleging the company engaged in off-label marketing of antipsychotic drug Risperdal.  According to the lawsuit, company salespeople were encouraged to push the drug to doctors as a treatment for bipolar disorder and depression. Risperdal generated $3.4 billion in sales in 2008.  To read more about this case and many others where the Pharma companies are looking out for your health, I jest… (LINK)

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