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Risperdal lawsuit exposes ugly truths about elderly care

If you are considering medications or have a loved one in an Assisted Living Facility, visit this blog and check out her stories. My Mom has been getting more combative and this topic is weighing on my mind. Many family members warned me and this blog does a good job of educating you on the issues. THANK YOU Memories Project!

The Memories Project

This past week, Johnson & Johnson was fined over $2 billion for false marketing and providing kickbacks to doctors and medical care providers regarding the off-label use of the drug Risperdal. I’ve written before how much my father’s mental and physical health declined after being prescribed Risperdal in the nursing home. Omnicare, which supplied my father’s medications, also paid a major fine of $98 million.

I remember the indifferent attitude the doctor at the local hospital had when I questioned the use of Risperdal, which was already controversial even while my dad was still alive. The doctor just shrugged his shoulders and said they had to continue prescribing what the doctor from the nursing home had ordered. He asked me if I knew what it was for and I responded “to make patients like zombies so they’re easier for the nursing home staff to deal with” and the doctor agreed…

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