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Pfizer to Settle 80 Percent of Chantix Lawsuits

Pfizer to Settle 80 Percent of Chantix Lawsuits March 5, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC More than 80 percent of the 2,700 federal and state Chantix lawsuits facing Pfizer look as if they could be settled. Pfizer, the maker of the controversial smoking cessation drug known generically as varenicline, faces a raft of lawsuits alleging Chantix causes suicide, suicide attempts and other psychiatric disturbances.
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Chantix Aggression, And the Role Prescription Drugs Can Play

Chantix Aggression, And the Role Prescription Drugs Can Play December 31, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Newtown, CT As 2012 comes to a close, the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut continues to galvanize public opinion on everything from the availability of guns, to the reasons why a young man like Adam Lanza might be driven to undertake such a shocking assault on human life. And while the debate rages over the gun issue and the ultimate safety of children while at school, a quieter conversation involves the role of prescription drugs and how their use might push some individuals out of control. Chantix is one such drug that has been linked to prior examples of violence, including Chantix aggression.
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Chantix Increases Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events, FDA Warns

Chantix Increases Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events, FDA Warns December 13, 2012. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC People taking the smoking cessation drug Chantix (varenicline) may have a higher risk of suffering major adverse cardiovascular events, according to information issued by the Food and Drug Administration this week. The results support earlier findings.
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Chantix Suicide Measured In Lives Lost

Chantix Suicide Measured In Lives Lost August 10, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Victoria, BC Heidi Clow committed Chantix suicide. Champix suicide actually, given that Chantix sold in Canada is vended under the name Champix. But it's the same stuff. And the young woman from British Columbia took her own life at the age of 22, five months after starting on Champix to help her quit smoking. The Canadian woman had no history of depression prior to starting on the Canadian equivalent of Chantix, and articulated that Champix was "(expletive) her up" at some point before she died.
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Chantix Update: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Chantix Update: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly May 14, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Jacksonville, OR There has been much development on the Chantix portfolio in recent months that speaks to the Jekyll-and-Hyde personality of the smoking cessation drug introduced by Pfizer in 2006. Released amidst much fanfare and embraced by smokers trying to quit, Chantix was soon derailed by allegations of Chantix suicide and Chantix lawsuits.
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Chantix Increases Risk for Cardiovascular Events, New Study Finds

Chantix Increases Risk for Cardiovascular Events, New Study Finds July 4, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC Results from a new study on the smoking-cessation drug Chantix (varenicline) show that it is associated with a small but significant increase in the risk for cardiovascular events.
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Experts: Clinical Trials Should Have Shown Chantix Side Effects

Experts: Clinical Trials Should Have Shown Chantix Side Effects April 11, 2011. By Charles Benson.
New York, NY Experts say that lawsuits from patients and warnings from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over Chantix side effects could have potentially been avoided if clinical trials had been structured differently, Reuters reports.
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Chantix: Parents and Police Intervened

Chantix: Parents and Police Intervened March 23, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Attleboro Falls, MA "I started smoking when I was sixteen because I wanted to fit in," says Ryan, now 28 years old. "A few years ago I wanted to quit for health and social reasons: I started coughing and none of my friends smoked anymore, so my doctor gave me a sample package of Chantix."
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Texas Man Blames Chantix Side Effects for Church Fires

Texas Man Blames Chantix Side Effects for Church Fires March 7, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Tyler, TX A Texas man claims that Chantix side effects caused him to set a number of churches on fire, according to KYTX, a local CBS affiliate.
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Did Chantix Play a Role in Death of Popular Mayor?

Did Chantix Play a Role in Death of Popular Mayor? February 18, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Warner Robins, GA It was on September 28 of 2009 that the popular sitting mayor of Warner Robins, Georgia, was at home with his wife—presumably recharging his batteries while engrossed in a heated reelection campaign. Donald Walker was kicking the tobacco habit, too, with the help of Chantix. Suddenly, Patricia Walker was startled by the sound of a gunshot from inside their home. She called 911 at 11:08 am that morning, not knowing that her husband had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Was it Chantix suicide?
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