About 80% of Pfizer’s Chantix litigation is finito. The drugmaker has settled or agreed to settle about four-fifths of 2,700 state and federal lawsuits, and took a $273 million charge to cover the costs, a securities filing notes. Pfizer ($PFE) has set aside another $15 million toward wrapping up the rest of the claims.
Drugs KILL, Plants CURE.
Whether Big Pharma crooks “Lawyer Up”, or not, you may be assured the vast majority of Big Pharma brands and products harm, hurt, hinder and kill.
Argumentation the vast majority of drug benefits out weight the risks is also a BIG LIE!
Read ‘THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DRUG COMPANIES’ (linked in the recommend reading section of this web site) by Dr. Marcia Angell, MD, recently retired Editor & Chief of The New England Of Medicine.
As I have stated before, the majority of Big Pharma companies are self admitted “criminal organizations” under Us Department Of justice consent decree orders.
Why would you rationally put ANYTHING into your body from crooks and criminals?!
~ Uncle Russ
Pfizer doesn’t want CEO Ian Read to take the stand in a Chantix liability suit. That’s not unusual; Johnson & Johnson fought a request that CEO Alex Gorsky testify in person in a trial over alleged Risperdal misconduct. What’s different in Pfizer’s case is that a judge actually ordered Read to appear.
Another Big Pharma CEO faces the prospect of appearing before a jury to testify in defense of a drug that has been called dangerous.
Understanding why suicide is a side effect of smoking cessation pills is of ultimate importance to smokers considering taking the drug. Several lawsuits have been filed because the manufacturers of these pills do not provide ample warning.
A federal judge in Birmingham is overseeing at least 1,200 lawsuits involving Pfizer and its stop-smoking drug Chantix.
Linda Ware wanted to stop smoking. Two years ago, she went to her doctor to get help and began taking a new prescription medication aimed at fighting nicotine addiction: Chantix.
More deflection and deceit…
~ Uncle Russ
It’s not easy to quit smoking, but when some people became violent while taking a drug to help them beat their addiction, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took notice. Since its approval in 2006, a popular prescription drug called Chantix (varenicline) has helped smokers curb their cigarette cravings. But the drug has also produced more reports of psychiatric side effects than any other drug on the market, according to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
On July 1, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is requiring manufacturers to put a Boxed Warning on the prescribing information for the smoking cessation drugs Chantix (varenicline) and Zyban (buproprion). The warning will highlight the risk of serious mental health events including changes in behavior, depressed mood, hostility, and suicidal thoughts when taking these drugs.