Abilify® (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic drug used to treat disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Abilify was developed by Japanese drugmaker Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and marketed in the U.S. through a partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb. The drug was developed as a treatment for schizophrenia and gained initial The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval for this use in 2002. A few years later, Abilify was FDA-approved to treat bipolar disorder. In 2007, the FDA approved Abilify as an add-on to other medications to treat major depressive disorder.
ABILIFY + COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS
Numerous studies link Abilify to compulsive gambling and other compulsive behaviors, such as hyper-sexuality, binge eating, and binge shopping. Until recently, Abilify’s prescribing information did not mention gambling as a possible side effect—despite the fact that scientific literature has linked the drug to compulsive gambling since at least 2010. The FDA, citing hundreds of adverse event reports, ordered new Abilify warnings for compulsive gambling, shopping, eating, and sex in May 2016. Meanwhile, Abilify patients who suffered financial and personal losses as a result of gambling, shopping, or sex addictions (or other compulsive behaviors) have filed lawsuits against drug maker Bristol-Myer Squibb.
COMMON ABILIFY-RELATED DAMAGES
- GAMBLING LOSSES, LOSS OF FINANCIAL STABILITY & OTHER ECONOMIC LOSSES
- NEUROPSYCHIATRIC INJURY
- PHYSICAL INJURY (DUE TO THE INJURIOUS IMPACT OF ABILIFY ON THE BRAIN)
- EMOTIONAL DISTRESS
- A SPOUSE'S LOSS OF CONSORTIUM
DO YOU NEED HELP WITH A POTENTIAL ABILIFY CLAIM?
If you or a loved one have been affected by the drug Abilify, we encourage you to consult with our team as soon as possible. With our extensive knowledge and expertise, you can rest assured that should you choose to work with us, you will have legal representation that you can trust. All initial consultations are free, and we don’t charge any up-front fees for representation. We handle all fees on a contingency basis, meaning that unless we’re successful, you don’t have to pay us. Please contact Fulmer Sill at (405)510.0077 for a free consultation.