Pfizer has been named in aproduct liability lawsuit that claims the side effects of Chantix, a medicationdesigned to help people quit smoking, caused a Pennsylvania man to experiencepsychotic rage and kill his wife before committing suicide.
According to U.S. District Courtfor the Western District of Pennsylvania, the lawsuit was filed by the estatesof 34 year-old Sean Wain and 33 year-old Natalie Wain on May 9. The lawsuitclaims Sean Wain had been using Chantix for about two weeks before he began toexperience rage, which resulted in violent behavior, leading him to shoot hiswife and then commit suicide on May 17, 2009.
Chantix was approved by the FDAin 2006, and works by reducing the positive feelings that come from cigarettes,blocking the receptors in the brain commonly stimulated by nicotine. Themedication has been associated with an increased risk of neuropsychiatricinjuries leading to behavioral changes.
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