Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Former FDA chief David Kessler says J&J broke the law in promoting Risperdal

David Kessler, a pediatrician by training, said that Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen subsidiary broke the law in marketing its antipsychotic drug Risperdal for use in children and adolescents.

"In my opinion," Kessler wrote in a report submitted for a trial set to begin Oct. 9 in in Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas, "Janssen promoted Risperdal for non-approved uses in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act."

In his report, Kessler wrote that there were levels of concern in these matter and actions of J&J and Janssen rose fairly high.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillypharma/Ex-FDA-chief-David-Kessler-says-JJ-broke-the-law-in-promoting-Risperdal.html#ixzz28oBbi8ug
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