An ongoing Toronto Star investigation has found that the 24 suicides associated with with the smoking-cessation drug Champix put it among the leading suspected causes of reported suicides associated with prescription drugs. The investigation also found Champix had the largest number of reported violent-reaction cases of all drugs. “The violence cases are often absolutely senseless — anyone who happens to be around,” said a senior scientist with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
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Health Canada tight-lipped on Champix suicides