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What They Knew

The FDA approved Abilify in 2002. In May 2015, the FDA published a safety announcement stating that Abilify is linked to several “compulsive or uncontrollable urges” including compulsive gambling. On May 4, 2016, the FDA required that Abilify have a new warning label listing the potential for these hazardous behaviors.

When They Knew It

In the early stages of testing Abilify, doctors recognized that hypersexuality, a form of compulsive behavior, was an adverse effect of patients who took this medication. However, the warning label never alerted patients to this potential problem. Additionally disconcerting is that in October 2012, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) – which is like our FDA – added a warning label to Abilify to reflect the potential for pathological gambling. Even Canada added this warning to Abilify labels before the United States in November 2015.

Countless patients around the world have been reporting that after taking Abilify, they had an uncontrollable urge to gamble.

  • In March 2010, a 64-year-old women who was taking 15 mg of Abilify reported that she couldn’t stop gambling or over-eating.
  • In December 2010, a study was published that found a link between how mutant HTR2B (a receptor that Abilify effects) increases impulsive behaviors.
  • In January 2016, Nicholas T. Meyer filed a lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb which caused him, “harmful compulsive behaviors including compulsive gambling [and resulted] in substantial, financial, mental, and physical damages.”

What Can You Do

If you took Abilify and had a gambling problem after taking this medication, you may be able to receive compensation. You and your family may have experienced stress and suffering as a result of this destructive compulsive behavior and have accumulated bills or were forced to take time off of work because of it. There was a minimum of 3 ½ years where Bristol-Myers Squibb knew that their drug could cause uncontrollable urges, and yet they never warned doctors or patients of these horrible adverse effects. Contact us today to see if you qualify to make a claim.

Roundup Warnings In The News

BREAKING (8/30/18): How safe is Monsanto's Roundup? Jury verdict gives cause for pause

It’s been three weeks since a San Francisco jury found that exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicides contributed to former school groundskeeper Dewayne” Lee” Johnson’s terminal cancer and awarded a stunning $289 million in damages to the 46-year-­old father.

During that time, we’ve seen repeated assertions from the pesticide giant and its allies that, in fact, the jury was wrong and the weed killer of choice for millions.

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BREAKING (8/10/18): Monsanto Owes $289M In Landmark Roundup Cancer Trial


A California jury held Friday that Monsanto’s Roundup and Ranger Pro herbicides contributed to a school groundskeeper’s lymphoma and slapped the company with a combined $289 million in compensatory and punitive damages in a landmark suit against the agricultural giant, which has denied links between its herbicides and cancer for decades.

After three days of deliberating, a unanimous 12-member jury found that Monsanto’s herbicides were unsafe and were a substantial factor in causing harm to plaintiff DeWayne “Lee” Johnson. The jury also found that Monsanto had failed to adequately warn customers of the risks associated with its Roundup and stronger Ranger Pro products, and that the company acted with malice or

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8/2/18: New York Toxicologist Proves Roundup Causes Cancer in Current San Francisco Trial


In the current trial involving Monsanto’s Roundup versus former groundskeeper DeWayne Johnson, evidence was presented that glyphosate shows a strong link to cancer. Hopefully these findings will finally hold Monsanto accountable for putting the health of countless people at risk.

Johnson was a groundskeeper for the school district in Benicia, a suburb near San Francisco, and would regularly spray Roundup as part of his job averaging about 150 gallons of Roundup 20 to 30 times a year. During the four years that he was employed in this position, he started to develop rashes and lesions. Soon after, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a specific type of blood cancer.

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7/25/18: Monsanto Trial: Toxicologist Explains to Jury How Monsanto Colluded With EPA



The plaintiff, Dewayne Johnson, a 46-year-old former school groundskeeper who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma four years ago, claims Monsanto hid evidence that the active ingredient in its Roundup herbicide, glyphosate, caused his cancer.

This is the first case to go to trial among hundreds of lawsuits alleging Roundup caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The trial is expected to last about a month. (Read recap).

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6/18/18: Roundup Trial to Start This Week

Monsanto, makers of the controversial weedkiller Roundup, is once again centerstage as they struggle to prove the safety of their product in a bellwether-like trial being held in California Superior Court, San Francisco.

This case centers around Lee Johnson, a 46-year old groundskeeper who worked for the school district of Benicia (located in the San Francisco Bay Area). His job required him to mix hundreds of gallons of Roundup and by July 2014, just two years after starting the job, Johnson was diagnosed with a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that has been linked to the use of glyphosate, the main ingredient found in Roundup. Even after completing chemotherapy and other treatments, Johnson recently received the painful news from his oncologist that he has only six months to live.

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6/27/17: California Is Adding a Chemical Found in Monsanto's Roundup Weed Killer to Its List of Cancer-Causing Agents



Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday.

Monsanto vowed to continue its legal fight against the designation, required under a state law known as Proposition 65, and called the decision “unwarranted on the basis of science and the law.”

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7/13/17: Does the World’s Top Weed Killer Cause Cancer? Trump’s EPA Will Decide

Far from settling the matter, eight of the 15 experts expressed significant concerns about the EPA’s benign view of glyphosate, and three more expressed concerns about the data. Their skepticism also raised, again, questions about the independence of the Office of Pesticide Programs, which has the final say on permitting pesticides. The office relies on pesticide manufacturers for the data it uses in making health decisions—and got almost 30 percent of its operating budget from the industry last year.

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Damaging Effects of Roundup (and Its Active Ingredient Glyphosate)

Glyphosate accumulates in the food portion of Roundup Ready plants, for which allowable residue herbicide thresholds have been increased by up to 200-fold. Glyphosate exposure has been linked to sterility, hormone
disruption, abnormal and lower sperm counts, miscarriages, damaged human embryonic and placental cells, placental cell death, birth defects, and cancer. It is also toxic and lethal to amphibians.

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Filed Roundup Complaints & Damages

7/19/17: Poulson et al v. Monsanto Company

The IARC Working Group classified glyphosate as a Group 2A herbicide, which means that it is probably carcinogenic to humans. The IARC Working Group concluded that the cancers most associated with glyphosate exposure are non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other haematopoietic cancers, including lymphocytic lymphoma/chronic lymphocytic leukemia, B-cell lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.

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6/20/17: Blitz, Thomas et al v. Monsanto Company et al

Monsanto labels, advertises, and promotes their retail Roundup® products, including but not limited to their Roundup® “Garden Weeds” Weed & Grass Killer products(“Roundup” or “Roundup Products”),1 with the false statement that Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, targets an enzyme that is not found “in people or pets.”

However, this claim is false, misleading, and deceptive, as the enzyme that glyphosate targets is found in people and pets—specifically, in beneficial gut bacteria critical to their health and wellbeing, including their immune system, digestion, allergies, metabolism, and even their brain function.

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11/7/16: Randall Dean Seidl v. Monsanto Company

For nearly 40 years, farms across the world have used Roundup® without knowing of the dangers its use poses. That is because when Monsanto first introduced Roundup®, it touted glyphosate as a technological breakthrough: it could kill almost every weed without causing harm either to people or to the environment. Of course, history has shown that not to be true. According to the WHO, the main chemical ingredient of Roundup®—glyphosate—is a probable cause of cancer. Monsanto assured the public that Roundup® was harmless. In order to prove this, Monsanto has championed falsified data and has attacked legitimate studies that revealed Roundup®’s dangers. Monsanto has led a prolonged campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers and the general population that Roundup® is safe.

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9/8/16: Harris et al v. Monsanto Company et al

This is an action for damages suffered by Plaintiffs as a direct and proximate result of Defendants’ negligent and wrongful conduct in connection with the design, development, manufacture, testing, packaging, promoting, marketing, advertising, distribution, labeling, and/or sale of the herbicide Roundup, containing the active ingredient glyphosate.

Plaintiffs maintain that Roundup and/or glyphosate is defective, dangerous to human health, unfit and unsuitable to be marketed and sold in commerce, and lacked proper warnings and directions as to the dangers associated with its use. Plaintiffs’ injuries were avoidable.

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Monsanto’s Roundup Settlement Information

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Roundup settlements are now being negotiated, but there is a limited window to pursue help. If you think you, a friend, or a family member may qualify, get your free case review today… before it’s too late!

  • * Submit now to learn if you may be eligible for a cash settlement or call (800) 511-3838 now.

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Biased and Falsified Studies: The Truth Behind Medical Research

Doctors need at least eight years of higher education and another seven years training in a residency and fellowship before they can really practice on their own in their field. That’s just one reason why we, as patients, put our trust – and quite literally our lives – in their hands.

Biased and Falsified Studies: The Truth Behind Medical Research

Drugs, treatments, diagnoses, and everything else that goes into treating our symptoms are quite complicated so we rely on their expertise to make us well. Unfortunately, this is also a business and like all businesses, there’s the motivation to make money. The lack of accountability and financial perks have created a serious conflict of interest between research doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and the medical professionals who rely on these studies to address their patients.

Why You Should Care About Medical Study Research

Okay, I admit it: I never even thought about how drugs or medical devices were put on the market until recently. Like most people, I didn’t have the time to care and I also figured that’s what my doctor is for. But the deeper I dug, the more I learned that millions of people are getting injured – and are even dying – because drugs and medical devices aren’t being properly tested.

Here’s one example: transvaginal mesh (TVM) was never tested in a vagina before it was put into millions of women’s vaginas. Johnson & Johnson paid the inventor of TVM, Swedish obstetrician and gynecologist Ulf Ulmsten, $1 million to prove TVM’s safety and effectiveness. Who wouldn’t do everything they could to skew the results in their favor? Now hundreds of thousands of women are living with pain, have broken relationships, and suffer from other complications due to this bad medical device.

The Core Conflict

Doctors don’t have the time or funding to do the research themselves, so they rely on experts in their respective fields to test new drugs and medical devices and to report the benefits and risks so they can best treat their patients. Like the TVM example, many researchers are getting funding and kickbacks for publishing papers promoting a certain drug or medical device in medical journals or for speaking at conferences. The main problem is the lack of transparency on the part of many doctors who fail to disclose that they are funded by the pharmaceutical company.  The New York Times reported that, “Dr. Jeffrey R. Botkin, an associate vice president for research at the University of Utah, recently argued… that researchers should face misconduct charges when they do not disclose their relationships with interested companies. ‘They really are falsifying the information that others rely on to assess that research,’ he said. ‘Money is a very powerful influencer, and people’s opinions become subtly biased by that financial relationship.’”

We, as patients, need to demand more accountability and transparency in the medical world. Researchers need to disclose their relationship with pharmaceutical companies so our doctors can take the information with a grain of salt to fully understand the capabilities and risk factors for the treatments they are prescribing. The more products a company sells, the more money it makes. We should be treated with the drug or device that works best, not offers the biggest perk.


“What These Medical Journals Don’t Reveal: Top Doctors’ Ties to Industry”. New York Times. Accessed December 11, 2018.

4 Tips for Camp Fire Survivors to Help Replace Destroyed Items

When everything is lost, where do you even begin to start to replace what mattered most? This is the big question that victims of the Camp Fire in Paradise and other California fire survivors are asking themselves. While family heirlooms, childhood crafts, and other priceless items can’t be replaced, other favorite pieces can be with a little time and effort.

4 Tips for Camp Fire Survivors to Help Replace Destroyed Items

Our Call Center Manager, Laura, lost her family home in Paradise and is now helping her parents to rebuild what was lost. She has been busy reaching out to over 80 companies asking for a bit of generosity to replace items such as her dad’s barbecue, safe, and other valuable pieces. Some businesses have been amazing and have given the items for free or asked for just the cost of shipping while others have declined to even honor their warranties. (And just so you know, this post has two motives: 1) to advise you on how to ask companies for help and 2) to inform you of businesses who are compassionate and generous so we can continue to support them!)

2. Ask for a replacement item or a discount

Some people may think that your insurance is going to cut you a fat check to purchase everything you need, but usually they will cover only 50 – 75% of the initial costs, so a discount or free item is going to be incredibly appreciated. It may be helpful to mention that you have insurance, but it only covers a fraction of your losses. Also, a discount is better than nothing. We want to support these businesses who are willing to do what they can, not cause financial stress. Requesting a discount can help you to get what you need while also providing a way for the company to help without causes financial strain.

3. Explain the importance of the item in your letter

For Laura’s family, Sunday night barbecues were the highlight of the week. Her dad, Chris, was proud of his skills and he even created a designated spot with pavers to house his grill. Laura reached out to Weber and explained “every Sunday night in our family means barbecue, beer and football… family dinners revolve around BBQ.” Guess what happened? They offered Chris a 22” model for free. Maybe the item isn’t the exact one that you requested, but this was so generous on the part of Weber and it was a huge step in getting life back to normal for Chris.

4. Give as much information about the original product as you can.

A company is more likely to replace the item if you have proof of ownership and that you were personally affected by the fire (and not a scammer). Here is a great sample that Laura wrote:

My dad owned two toolboxes from Snap On and he has always been a Mr. Fix It type of guy. I wanted to reach out, because we just lost our family home in Paradise, CA to the Camp Fire and now his toolboxes and tools are destroyed. The toolboxes themselves are brittle and can not be fixed and all the tools inside are melted together.

I wanted to see if there was any way I could get a discount to re order him at least one of the toolboxes. Unfortunately, their insurance is going to take months, maybe even years to pay out and I can’t afford to replace the toolboxes and tools myself at full price. If you could place just let me know I would really appreciate it.

I have attached photos of the toolboxes that I believe he had. I also attached before and after photos of our home in Paradise. You can see the toolboxes standing right in the middle of the ashes behind the garage door in the after photo.

Physically everyone made it out okay, but what remains of the place we all called home is devastating. I would really appreciate anything you can do to help out my family. Thank you so much in advance for your time.


Out of the 80+ companies that Laura has contacted, only four have responded. If you need a barbecue or custom made sign, please support Weber barbecues and Second to None Fabrication. These companies were awesome and we would love to see them rewarded for their generosity.

Those on Santa’s Naughty List? Snap-on Tools, KA_BAR knives, and Sentry Safe. On Sentry Safe’s website, they even state that, “Should your safe go through a fire, SentrySafe will send a replacement safe free of charge, so the things that matter most are protected for generations to come.” Not only would the above companies not replace the items, but they also refused to offer a discount.

It’s going to take time to contact businesses, but it may be worth the effort to start getting your life back together. We also hope that you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the compassion and kindness you’ll find.

Periscope Group is not owned by or operated on behalf of any attorney or law firm. We are not affiliated with any drug or medical device companies. We do not host advertisements nor do we accept advertising requests. We are here to help YOU, the consumer, become better educated and supported. You pay absolutely nothing for our help. It’s as simple as that.

Periscope Group is not owned by or operated on behalf of any attorney or law firm. We are not affiliated with any drug or medical device companies. We do not host advertisements nor do we accept advertising requests. We are here to help YOU, the consumer, become better educated and supported. You pay absolutely nothing for our help. It’s as simple as that.

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