Attorneys For Abilify Lawsuits Note Numerous Studies Finding The Antipsychotic Drug Causes Compulsive Gambling


Abilify Lawsuits Allege Men and Women Developed Compulsive Gambling Behaviors After Being Prescribed The Antipsychotic Drug

Abilify-Juvenile-Type-2-Diabetes-LawsuitFilings of Abilify lawsuits assert the use of the antipsychotic medication causes impulse behavior disorders. Attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC, who represent men and women from across the country in harmful drug lawsuits, note published studies now support that allegation. The complaints filed allege people taking Abilify became addicted to gambling, shopping, sex, and eating. The lawsuits further state that as a result of their compulsive behaviors, plaintiffs suffered significant economic, physical and emotional injuries. (In Re: Abilify (Aripiprazole) Products Liability Litigation – Abilify Lawsuits – MDL 2734)

“These studies as well as other research have consistently shown that patients who have taken Abilify suffer from a variety of impulse behavior disorders,” says Richard Schulte, co-founder of Wright & Schulte LLC.

The following studies published in recent years indicate a connection between Abilify, pathological gambling and other compulsive behaviors:

• A 2010 report published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences presented two patients with schizophrenia who started taking Abilify and developed pathological gambling and criminal behavior. The behaviors ended when Abilify use was discontinued.

• A 2011 paper published in the British Journal of Psychiatry presented three case studies of individuals who were prescribed Abilify and suffered from compulsive gambling.

• A 2013 study published in the Addictive Behaviors journal analyzed data from 8 patients undergoing treatment for pathological gambling who also were prescribed Abilify. Researches found the pathological gambling was probably due to taking Abilify in 7 out of the 8 cases.

• A 2014 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found a link between dopamine receptor agonist drugs, which includes Abilify, and gambling addictions, risky sexual behavior and compulsive shopping.

• A 2017 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology confirmed an association between Abilify and impulse control disorder and gambling disorder.

The issue of Abilify use causing compulsive behaviors is at the center of over 130 federal Abilify gambling lawsuits pending in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Northern District of Florida. The lawsuits accuse Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb, which makes and markets Abilify, of failing to adequately warn about the impulse control disorders associated with Abilify. In July, U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers, who is managing the Abilify MDL, will hold a hearing on the issue of Abilify use causing impulse control disorders. (In Re: Abilify (Aripiprazole) Products Liability Litigation – Abilify Lawsuits – MDL 2734)

Abilify (aripiprazole) is an atypical antipsychotic drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November 2002 to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Tourette’s disorder, and irritability associated with autistic disorder. Abilify is also used with antidepressants to treat depression. Aripiprazole is included in a class of drugs called partial dopamine receptor agonists, according to the FDA. Most atypical antipsychotics more fully block dopamine receptors in the brain, while aripiprazole only partially blocks the activity of these receptors. Since 2002, the FDA has received 184 reports of Abilify users displaying compulsive behaviors such as gambling, eating, spending, shopping and sex.

The firm represents men and women who believe they have been harmed by antipsychotic drugs. Wright & Schulte LLC offers free case evaluations to individuals who allegedly sustained significant financial losses and other damages due to an Abilify gambling addiction or other impulse control problems that may be linked to Abilify. Please visit our website at or call 1-800-399-0795 to learn more about your potential legal recourse.

About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing An Abilify Gambling Lawsuit

Wright & Schulte LLC is an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged, and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free Abilify gambling lawsuit case evaluations are available through, or call 1-888-399-0795.

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