Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Janssen: Promo from 2007 & the Deposition of J&J Alex "Risperdal" Gorsky

In light of J&J CEO Alex "Risperdal" Gorsky's Deposition, where on pg 17 (of the pdf) you can read:

Mr Alex "Risperdal" Gorsky, answering:

22 In March of 2002 was Risperdal approved for
23 any pediatric use, Mr. Gorsky?
24 A. I don't recall. And when I say I don't
1 recall, I don't recall our exact labeling at that time.
2 It was over ten years ago. And how it was worded, I
3 just don't have recall of that right now.
4 Q. And in reviewing documents in preparation for
5 this deposition or preparing for the Texas deposition
6 and having your deposition taken there, you did not
7 realize or come to know that Risperdal did not become
8 approved for any pediatric use until October of 2006?
9 A. I was aware as we prepared for this in 2006.
10 What I can't say with certainty sitting here today is
11 exactly what the label articulated prior to that 2006.
12 And there was considerable and ongoing discussion with
13 the FDA around various aspects of our label at that
14 time.
15 Q. Mr. Gorsky, I think you just agreed with me
16 that Risperdal was approved or indicated by the FDA for
17 a pediatric use in October 2006. Is that right? The
18 first time.
19 A. I don't remember the -- I don't have recall.
20 I wasn't at Janssen in 2006, nor in the preparation for
21 this did I read the specific labeling received in 2006.
22 What I've testified is that I don't recall
23 what was specifically in our label at this time
24 regarding the use in child and adolescents.

J&J/PhRMA Parented ObamaCare: The Administrative State vs Property Rights

And we thought it would be fun to look at a piece of J&J/Janssen/Risperdal promotional material from 2007. We are going to Bold Face, In Red, just a few of the bolder Gaffs in it. And then You can re-read Mr Alex "Risperdal" Gorsky's Deposition and cast it into any character you feel Inspired to cast it into.

So Dim the House Lights and Cue the Cash Registers, 'cause here comes the '07 Janssen:

Schizophrenia Disorder
History of Mental Illness              

Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness described by the American Psychiatric Association as "one of the most debilitating and baffling mental illnesses known." The mental disorder is characterized by a dysfunction of the thinking process, such as hallucinations and delusions, and withdrawal from the outside world.

Years of research have shown that schizophrenia is a biologically based brain disease. The most recent advances in brain imaging have confirmed imbalances of two brain chemicals – dopamine and serotonin – in those who suffer from schizophrenia. Dopamine is responsible for emotions and motivation; serotonin acts as a messenger and stimulates muscle movement, switching nerves on and off. The brains of people with schizophrenia have elevated dopamine and serotonin activity.

Despite these findings, many still believe schizophrenia is caused by poor parenting or weak will power. Contrary to popular belief, schizophrenia is not "split personality," and the vast majority of people who suffer from schizophrenia are not dangerous to others.

People with schizophrenia often experience both "positive" symptoms (psychological disturbances "added" as a result of the disorder, e.g. hallucinations) and "negative" symptoms (psychological capabilities the patient has "lost," e.g. initiative). The illness appears to be cyclical, worsening in periods known as relapse and improving during remission. At times, people suffering from schizophrenia appear emotionally healthy and stable. However, during the acute or psychotic phase, people with schizophrenia cannot think logically and may lose all sense of who they and others are. For a person with schizophrenia, everyday tasks like thinking clearly, controlling emotions, making decisions and relating to others are challenges. Symptoms commonly associated with schizophrenia include:

"Positive" Symptoms

*            Delusions

*            Hallucinations

*            Disorganized thinking

*            Agitation

"Negative" Symptoms

*            Lack of drive or initiative

*            Social withdrawal

*            Apathy

*            Emotional unresponsiveness          

At any given time, between 1 percent and 2 percent of the world's population – including 1 to 2 million American adults – is afflicted with schizophrenia. It is the single most destructive disease to young lives. Men and women are at equal risk of developing this illness; however, most males become ill between 16 and 25 years old; females develop symptoms between ages 25 and 30.

Conventional antipsychotic drugs, such as haloperidol, chlorpromazine, and fluphenazine have been available since the mid-1950s. These drugs primarily block dopamine receptors and are effective in treating the "positive" symptoms of schizophrenia.

The newer antipsychotics, serotonin-dopamine antagonists (SDAs) block both serotonin and dopamine receptors, thereby treating both the "positive" and "negative" symptoms of schizophrenia.

Early Warning Signs of Schizophrenia*

If you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms for more than two weeks – or if the behavior seems extreme or unusual – seek medical help immediately.

*            Hearing or seeing something that isn't there

*            A constant feeling of being watched

*            Peculiar or nonsensical way of speaking or writing

*            Strange posturing

*            Feeling indifferent to very important situations

*            Deterioration of academic or work performance

*            A change in personality

*            Increasing withdrawal from social situations

*            Irrational, angry or fearful responses to loved ones

*            Inability to sleep or concentrate

*            Inappropriate or bizarre behavior

*            Extreme preoccupation with religion or the occult

Remember that the appearance of these warning signs does not necessarily mean that a person has schizophrenia. Only a qualified health professional can make a diagnosis.

* Adapted from the National Mental Health Association.
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"At any given time, between 1 percent and 2 percent of the world's population – including 1 to 2 million American adults – is afflicted with schizophrenia."

And, unless you're sick to your guts of the San Francisco Conspiracy, you could revisit these 3 posts and Compare Janssen's list of Schizophrenia Symptoms with Mr "Risperdal" Gorsky's Deposition, and the entire SF Mental Health Board who were in Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Attendance in 2007, for the $64,000 question:

SFMHB 06/13/07

Do you need to read those Defining Janssen Schizophrenias/Excuses to peddle their Lobotomy Pills again? Or perhaps you would rather read the Law, again?


18 U.S.C. 
United States Code, 2011 Edition
Sec. 1035 - False statements relating to health care matters
From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov

§1035. False statements relating to health care matters

(a) Whoever, in any matter involving a health care benefit program, knowingly and willfully—
(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact; or
(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations, or makes or uses any materially false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry, in connection with the delivery of or payment for health care benefits, items, or services, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.
(b) As used in this section, the term “health care benefit program” has the meaning given such term in section 24(b) of this title.
(Added Pub. L. 104–191, title II, §244(a), Aug. 21, 1996, 110 Stat. 2017.)

As you can see, the Law says "Shall Be" and it doesn't say a word about, "Only if they're private parties/non Government Employees/Too Big to Jail, or, GASP, ..... Republicans."

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