A Minnesota jury recently awarded a man on a drug to treat Parkinson's disease more than $8 million for the gambling losses he sustained while on the drug. The drug has been shown in studies to have a correlation with an increase in problem gambling.

They awarded $204,000 to reimburse Charbonneau for his gambling losses, much of which came from illegal Internet gambling. (One doubts that any lucky gamblers are offering to turn over their winnings to drug companies. Heads I win, tails don't count.)

Worse, the jury threw in $175,000 for "pain and suffering" and $7.8 million in punitive damages: Apparently, selling a drug that helps people with Parkinson's is something egregious to be punished. Charbonneau finally hit the jackpot.
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