PTSD Drug Fraud
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.