Friday, February 3, 2023

Coroner Finds Anti-Smoking Drug Contributed to Man’s Suicide

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From ABC: A Queensland Coroner has found that the anti-smoking drug Champix played a role in the suicide of a 22-year-old man, Timothy John, who...

Up in Smoke: Speculative Claims about Smoking Cessation Drug

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From HealthNewsReview: A recent news release from Florida Atlantic University has urged wider use of Chantix, a prescription medication for smoking cessation. The release made...

Quitting Smoking May Help with Depression

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A new study suggests that smoking cessation is related to depressive symptom improvement, but that depression may also make it harder to quit.

Acute Respiratory Failure More Likely in COPD Patients Prescribed Antipsychotics

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Researchers recommend that healthcare professionals be vigilant regarding the signs of respiratory failure among patients with COPD who are receiving antipsychotics, especially during the initial treatment phase.

“Whitewashing a Black Box Warning: The Chantix Story That Didn’t get Told”

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"The decision to remove the Chantix black box warning had its roots in a study known as the EAGLES trial, which was mandated by...

“FDA Panel Votes to Remove Serious Warning from Pfizer’s Smoking Cessation Pill”

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This week an FDA advisory panel decided to remove warnings of serious psychiatric side effects from the Chantix product label. “In making its recommendation,...

“FDA questions Pfizer Study of Chantix Psychiatric Effects”

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Pfizer is petitioning the FDA to remove the black box warning for Chantix which focuses on neuropsychiatric side-effects like suicidality and depression. The regulators...

Man Found “Not Criminally Responsible” for Shooting Wife While on Chantix

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The Washington Post reports that "a Maryland man was found not criminally responsible for shooting his wife in the neck in their home in...

“Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix Linked to Over 500 Suicides: Should It Retain Its FDA Approval?”

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The FDA has received reports of over 544 suicides and 1,869 attempted suicides connected to the smoking cessation drug Chantix, according to a new...

“FDA Forced to Release Adverse Event Reports on Psychiatric Drugs”

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Following a lawsuit brought by Andrew Thibault of Parents Against Pharmaceutical Abuse (PAPA), the FDA has produced adverse event and severe adverse event reports...

“A Skeptical Take on Quit-Smoking Drug Chantix”

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Philadelphia Inquirer health writer Marie McCullough reports on severe psychiatric disturbances in people taking Pfizer’s smoking-cessation drug Chantix. Article →

“Woman Can Sue Study Sponsor for Suicide Try”

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A woman in Texas attempted suicide while in the active group of a clinical trial for smoking-cassation drugs Chantix and Zyban, both known to...

“Chantix: For People Who are Dying to Quit Smoking”

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A four-part series from Canada Free Press on Pfizer’s smoking cessation drug Chantix and its connection to violence and suicide. “The 26 case reports included three actual suicides. In every case, the acts or thoughts of violence towards others appeared to be both unprovoked and inexplicable. Most of the perpetrators had no previous history of violence, and most of them were middle-aged women—not a group known for its propensity towards violent behavior.”

Smoking Cessation Drug Suspected in 30 Suicides in Canada

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The Pfizer drug has also been linked to more than 1,300 incidents of suicide attempts or thoughts, depression, and aggression/anger across the country in the past seven years.

Common Parkinson’s Drugs Linked to Pathological Gambling and Hypersexuality

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"Pathological gambling, hypersexuality, compulsive shopping and other impulse control disorders were associated with the use of dopamine receptor agonists, often prescribed for Parkinson’s disease,...

Smoking Cessation and Psychiatric Drugs Cause the Most Suicidal and Homicidal Reactions

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The popular smoking cessation drug Chantix is the medication that most frequently makes people feel suicidal or homicidal, according to figures gathered by the...

Military Court Hears Arguments Re: Chantix-Related Murder Defense

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Judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces heard arguments on Tuesday for the defense of former Army paratrooper George D.B....

Convicted Murderer Blames Chantix; Appeals Judge’s Refusal to Subpoena Pfizer

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Army Pfc. George D.B. MacDonald, convicted in 2009 of stabbing and slashed a sleeping recruit whom he did not know, is appealing his judge's...

FDA to Review Chantix’ Psychiatric Side Effects

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The Food & Drug Administration announced today it will convene a public meeting in October to review the psychiatric and behavioral side effects of...

Judge to Allow Chantix Defense in Murder Trial

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The judge hearing the case of Tim Danielson, who stands accused of shooting his ex-wife then attempting suicide, will allow expert testimony about the...

Murder/Suicide Lawsuit Blames Chantix

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The widow of  Darwin Stout - who murdered their son and took his own life while taking the nicotine-cessation drug Chantix - has filed...