PTSD Drug Fraud

by Jim Fausone
Veteran Disability Lawyer

VA seems to try all kinds of quack medicine to “fix” veterans with PTSD.  Another situation has arisen that an anti-psychotic drug used to treat PTSD has no more effect than a sugar pill.  VA spent $717 million for this ineffective drug over the last decade. 

Risperidone is the generic name for Risperdal, a drug developed by the Janssen Pharmaceuticals division of Johnson & Johnson to treat severe mental conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. VA researchers published Aug. 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded, “treatment with risperidone compared with placebo did not reduce PTSD symptoms.” 

If you or a veteran you care for was given this drug, you should evaluate if your disability rating is correct.  If VA reduced your rating because you were being effectively treated – that turns out not to be true.  You may want to read the article below and contact a lawyer.

http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110822_6423.php?oref=topstory

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