Approved by the FDA in 2002, Abilify® (aripiprazole) is used to treat mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Tourette syndrome. 

Risk of Compulsive Gambling and Other Compulsive Behaviors

In May 2016, the FDA warned that some people using the antipsychotic drug Abilify® reported compulsive or uncontrollable urges to gamble, eat, shop, or have sex.  The FDA required the makers of Abilify® to add new warnings about these compulsive behaviors to Abilify® drug labels and patient Medication Guides.  The European and Canadian regulatory agencies had previously required such warnings be added to the drug packaging.

Compulsive gambling can have adverse effects on patients and their loved ones, including:

  • Financial troubles

  • Marriage difficulty or divorce

  • Property foreclosure

  • Problems at work or unemployment

  • Damaged reputation

  • Emotional distress

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Our firm is dedicated to serving those who are wrongfully injured, and to the fair and just resolution of their claims.  The lawyers at Blackridge LLC have extensive experience litigating thousands of cases involving injuries from pharmaceuticals and medical devices.  We represent individuals throughout the United States who have suffered serious injuries and death as a result of poorly designed drugs and devices. Our experienced lawyers zealously pursue each and every case to ensure our clients receive their rightful compensation.

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