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Lawsuit Filed Against Chantix After Murder Suicide

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A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court alleges Chantix failed to sufficiently warn that it can cause rage, hostility and suicide, after Sean Wain, 34,  having used Chantix for approximately two weeks killed his wife and then himself.

Chantix, marketed by Pfizer, Inc. and approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006, is a smoking cessation medication that works by reducing cravings and reducing the pleasurable effects of tobacco products by blocking nicotine receptors.

In 2009, after many reports of suicide among Chantix users, the FDA mandated a Black Box Warning for Chantix alerting users of the serious changes in behavior, depression, hostility and suicidal thoughts when using the drug.  According to the FDA, mental health changes occur shortly after beginning the medication and generally ends when the medication is stopped, though some people continued to experience side effects after stopping the medication. A Black Box Warning is the agency’s most serious safety  notice for drug side-effects.

The lawsuit was filed by the estates of Sean Wain and his wife Natalie against Pfizer, Inc. The Wain’s had four children and lived in Beaver County Pennsylvania. disclaimer: This article: Lawsuit Filed Against Chantix After Murder Suicide was posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 at 6:52 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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