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After serious reports of uncontrollable and addictive gambling were made, Canadian and European health officials added to the Abilify label a warning about the drug’s potential to cause a gambling addiction. European officials went one step further by not approving Abilify as an add-on treatment for severe cases of depression.
Despite these findings, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturers of Abilify, decided not to include this warning on Abilify sold in the U.S.
In May of 2016, in light of these findings, the FDA required that Abilify carry a similar warning on product sold in the U.S. It further directed patients and caregivers to monitor for uncontrollable behavior, such as compulsive gambling, while on Abilify. And doctors must notify their Abilify patients of these addictive risks and question patients about any increased urges or addictive behavior during treatment.
The only way for those treated with Abilify who then became addicted to gambling to recover their losses is to take legal action.
Abilify (Aripiprazole) or its generic forms, Abilify Maintena or Aristada, is the top-selling antipsychotic drug prescribed for depression in the United States. Abilify works by changing dopamine levels in the brain. Abilify has been scientifically linked to compulsive gambling, and there have been numerous reports of uncontrollable and addictive gambling in people taking Abilify. Losses from gambling have been known to affect many aspects of a persons’ daily life:
See here , for the FDA’s warning regarding addictive gambling.