Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., has been accused of developing Rexulti, a prescription medication nearly identical to its former blockbuster antipsychotic Abilify, for the sole purpose of maximizing profits lost when Abilify went off patent protection.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Rexulti, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What is Rexulti Used For?
Rexulti has been approved to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. The drug may also be used together as an adjunct to other medications for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults.
How Does it Work?
Brexpiprazole, the active ingredient in Rexulti, re-balances the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin in the brain. This mechanism of action is theoretically supposed to improve thinking, mood, and behavior.
What is Pharmaceutical Evergreening?
Evergreening is a tactic some pharmaceutical manufacturers use in an attempt to win back profits lost when one of their medication loses patent protection. The company modifies the original drug, which remains essentially the same product, and then patents the new version.
Did Otsuka Use Evergreening with Rexulti?
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals has been accused of evergreening Rexulti after Abilify went off-patent in May 2015. Rexulti conveniently hit the market just 2 months later, on July 10, 2015.
What are the Serious Side Effects of Rexulti?
Serious side effects linked to Abilify include:
- Uncontrollable Compulsive Behaviors – Gambling, sex, shopping, eating.
- Extrapyramidal Effects – Acute dyskinesias and dystonic reactions, tardive dyskinesia, Parkinsonism, akinesia, akathisia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
- Suicidal Thoughts – Particularly in children, teenagers and young adults.
What is a Class Action Lawsuit?
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Why is Your Law Firm Only Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action?/h2>
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. We understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Rexulti lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Rexulti Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Rexulti lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were harmed by Rexulti side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.