Wright & Schulte has filed cases on behalf of men and women from across the country alleging that people taking Abilify became addicted to gambling and other compulsive behaviors.
The lawsuits further state that because of their compulsive behaviors, plaintiffs suffered significant economic, physical, and emotional injuries. (In Re: Abilify (Aripiprazole) Products Liability Litigation – Abilify Lawsuits – MDL 2734). The pharmaceutical attorneys of Wright & Schulte represent in harmful drug lawsuits, note published studies support that allegation.
The following studies published in recent years indicate a connection between Abilify and pathological gambling:
- 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 Addictive Behaviors analyzed data from 8 patients undergoing treatment for pathological gambling who also were prescribed Abilify. Research showed 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.
Wright & Schulte 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 fill out our free consultation form or call 1-800-399-0795 to learn more about your potential legal case.