Smoking-pill suicides overlooked


Hundreds of reports of suicides, psychotic reactions and other serious problems tied to the popular stop-smoking drug Chantix were left out of a crucial government safety review because Pfizer Inc., the drug’s manufacturer, submitted years of data through “improper channels.”

Some 150 suicides — more than doubling those previously known — were among 589 delayed reports of severe issues turned up in a new analysis by the non-profit Institute for Safe Medication Practices.

3 thoughts on “Smoking-pill suicides overlooked

  1. This kind of news doesn’t sell drugs. Unfortanetly we see all too much of the realities of these so called drugs that are supposed to help you in the rooms…

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