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PROTECTING THOSE INJURED BY CHANTIX
Chantix®, a Pfizer drug marketed and prescribed to help persons stop smoking, may cause drug users to have suicidal ideations and violent mood swings, not warned of by Pfizer. Chantix® was approved by FDA in May 2006 as a smoking cessation drug. Chantix® acts at sites in the brain affected by nicotine and may help those who wish to stop smoking by providing some nicotine effects to ease the withdrawal symptoms and by blocking the effects of nicotine from cigarettes if users resume smoking.
Reports show that Pfizer may have negligently concealed, oppressed or omitted warnings about side effects, which have caused serious injury and death to users. Specifically, original warnings and side effects for Chantix® lacked any notice about suicidal ideations and other psychiatric side effects.
Otherreports, including from Fox News and Bloomberg, report complications with Chantix.® The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a ground order for all pilots who take Chantix®, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration appears to have similarly placed a ban on Chantix® because the medication may adversely affect the driver’s ability to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle.” For more information, read our blog entries HERE.
On February 1, 2008, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory to alert health care providers, patients, and caregivers to new safety warnings concerning Chantix® (varenicline).
What should you do?
If you are using Chantix® and you have experienced severe emotional distress or suicidal ideations, you should consult your prescribing physician as soon as possible.
What if you have more questions?
We have created a FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS page.
Should you contact an attorney?
If you or a loved one have used Chantix® and have been diagnosed with emotional injuries, have attempted suicide, have become violant, or your loved one has died while using Chantix®, you should contact an attorney immediately for review of a potential claim against the manufacturer. Statutes of limitation, which are deadlines set by state law, regulate the filing of lawsuits, and they vary from state to state. If the statute of limitations in your state expires, your right to pursue a claim against the manufacturer may be forever barred. If you or a loved one was harmed by Chantix®, you should not delay in contacting an attorney.