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Federal judges have consolidated dozens of lawsuits alleging the blockbuster antipsychotic drug Abilify (aripiprazole) caused compulsive gambling, sex addiction and other disorders.

U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers will preside over about 43 compulsive-behavior lawsuits in multi-district litigation in the Pensacola-based Northern District of Florida.

Plaintiffs allege the drug’s makers, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, failed to properly warn patients about the drug’s possible side effects, including binge eating, compulsive gambling and sex addiction.

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued the order to consolidate cases on Oct.

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