Abilify: Usage, Side Effects, Addiction and Litigation
Abilify – Friend or foe?
Abilify was supposed to be a revolution in the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. But for too many people, Abilify has caused more problems than it solved.
Abilify was supposed to alleviate psychosis and depression. But for too many people, Abilify is the cause of numerous unwanted and unexpected addictive behaviors.
Abilify was supposed to make life better. But for too many people, Abilify made life worse.
Big Pharma knew that Abilify could wreck people’s lives. But they aggressively pushed doctors to prescribe it, anyway.
We take prescription medications with the expectation that they’ll help us with our medical problems – not cause new ones.
If Abilify made your life worse instead of better, read on to learn how we can help you.
Can abilify turn you into a gambling addict?
What makes some people more predisposed than others to addictive behaviors like drug use, heavy drinking, and gambling?
It might be their genes.
It might be the environments in which they were raised.
It might even be the drugs their doctors prescribed to them.
Many drugs have side effects. Certain allergy medications can make you drowsy, for example. But the side effects of Abilify go well beyond a little sleepiness. Many people have seen Abilify turn them into gambling addicts.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that Abilify had been linked in many users to an uncontrollable urge to gamble, shop, eat, or have sex.
But that was in 2016 – a full 14 years after Abilify received FDA approval. A lot of lives can be ruined in 14 years.
What makes it even worse is that the makers of Abilify were aware that it could cause compulsive behavior. They issued warnings in Canada and Europe. But they withheld information from American Abilify patients, all in the name of profit.
That’s where TheLawFirm.com comes in. We can help you receive fair compensation for the decline in your quality of life when you were taking Abilify.
What is Abilify?
Abilify is the brand name of a drug called aripiprazole, which was approved by the FDA in 2002 for the treatment of schizophrenia. In 2007, it was approved as an antidepressant. Abilify was developed by the Japanese pharmaceutical company Otsuka, and was marketed and distributed in the U.S. in partnership with the pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Abilify was supposed to restore “balance” in the minds of the people who took it. Unfortunately, in many cases, it did just the opposite.
With the might of Bristol-Myers Squibb behind it, Abilify was marketed very forcefully to doctors, who prescribed it in great numbers.
At the height of its popularity with doctors and psychiatrists, Abilify achieved sales of nearly $7 billion a year.
$7 billion a year.
Now it’s time to get some of that money back.
Abilify and Addictive Behavior
Many people who took Abilify found that their addictive impulses could only be satisfied in the casinos. And we know that the house always wins.
But compulsive gambling isn’t the only impulsive behavior that has been reported as a side effect of Abilify. Many Abilify users have reported feeling a pathological need to keep eating, keep drinking, keep shopping, keep indulging in sex.
And, in these cases, too much of a good thing is definitely not a good thing.
Abilify lawsuits: in the Courts
In the last few years, people who have suffered from Abilify’s side effects have begun to file lawsuits against Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb. People just like you have made very strong cases that they are owed significant financial settlements because the drug manufacturers withheld vitally important health information from them and their doctors.
The attorneys at TheLawFirm.com believe that Abilify cases like these are worth fighting for, and that we can win them.
If you’ve suffered from addictive or compulsive behaviors as a side effect of taking Abilify, contact us. The consultation is free, and we can help.
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