J&J CEO Alex Gorsky Talks Risperdal, Via Deposition, With Lawyers Nearby
Sept 17, 2012 by David Sell
"Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Office Alex Gorsky was proud enough of helping to boost Risperdal sales to include the numbers on his resume at one point, according to court filings, but he is trying to hard to avoid talking about the antipsychotic drug on the witness stand in front of a jury in a trials scheduled for the next several weeks in Philadelphia.
On Sept. 10, with a jury waiting in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, J&J settled a case with a man who claimed he grew breasts after being prescribed Risperdal as a child, rather than risk having a judge rule that Gorsky must testify.
The 60-page transcript of Gorsky's deposition in the individual suit filed by Aron Banks in Philadelphia was a publicly-available exhibit in the case.
Gorsky was ordered to give a deposition in that case, just as he was in the Texas whistle-blower lawsuit brought by former Pennsylvania investigator Allen Jones, which ended after six days of trial with J&J paying $158 million to settle.
which also links to CEO Gorsky's, ahhhm, take/Deposition, on the issues under consideration.
Thank You Philly.com and Mr Sell