Abilify is an antipsychotic medication indicated for the treatment of Schizophrenia, Bipolar I Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. Since its approval in 2009, Abilify has become one of the most widely prescribed antipsychotic drugs in Canada and worldwide, with the number of Canadian prescriptions increasing from approximately 3000 in 2010 to over 1 million in 2013.
Dopamine agonists such as Abilify have been scientifically linked to an increase in compulsive behaviours, including compulsive gambling, binge-eating, compulsive shopping/spending, and hypersexuality.
No warning was included in the Canadian product monograph for Abilify until November 2, 2015 when Health Canada confirmed the link between the use of Abilify and an increased risk of compulsive gambling and hypersexuality.
The proposed class action, alleges, among other things, that the pharmaceutical companies responsible for manufacturing and marketing Abilify: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, and Lundbeck – knew, or ought to have known, that the drug causes or materially increases the risk of developing compulsive behaviours, yet failed to disclose such risk.
The claim alleges that the drug makers’ failure to warn Canadians of these risks resulted in significant harm to the plaintiffs and class members.
If you have experienced any of the above symptoms, we would like to hear from you.
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