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North Carolina woman says prescription drug-induced psychosis led husband to kill daughters

Posted: May 13, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The moment Kim Crespi of Charlotte, N.C., heard that her husband David had stabbed their 5-year-old twin daughters to death, she knew that the real culprit behind the horrific act wasn’t her spouse but a cocktail of prescription drugs, including

New warnings added to Chantix label include cardiovascular events, psychiatric symptoms

Posted: March 20, 2013 Pharmaceutical

The safety label for the smoking cessation drug Chantix (varenicline) has been updated to include new warnings about cardiovascular risks. The warning is based on a large, combined analysis of clinical trials that showed more serious cardiovascular events occurred in

Support group says Chantix ads conceal important information

Posted: January 11, 2010 Pharmaceutical

WhyQuit, an organization that advocates quitting smoking using the cold turkey method, recently published an article that takes Pfizer to task over its latest Chantix ads. The group claims that the pharmaceutical company’s new television commercials hide information from the

Family of musician killed in Chantix rage sues Pfizer

Posted: September 8, 2009 Pharmaceutical

The family of musician Carter Albrecht has filed a lawsuit in a Dallas federal court against Chantix manufacturer Pfizer Inc. Ken and Judy Albrecht allege that the drug manufacturer is responsible for the musician’s death in 2007 because it marketed

FDA approves stronger, expanded warnings on Chantix labeling

Posted: August 27, 2009 Pharmaceutical

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the new labeling for Chantix packaging. In July, we reported that the agency said it would require stronger warnings on all Chantix labeling, as well as packaging for other smoking cessation drugs Wellbutrin and