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Settlement reached in Chantix suicide test case.

Bloomberg News (10/19/12) has reported that “Pfizer Inc. (PFE) reached a confidential settlement with the widow of a Minnesota man who killed himself after taking its anti-smoking drug Chantix [varenicline], averting a trial set to begin next week.”   The report goes on to say that “the widow of Mark Alan Whitely sued Pfizer after his death in November 2007, alleging the company failed to sufficiently warn that Chantix could increase the risk of suicide.  According to the report, this lawsuit was the first among more than 2,500 involving the drug Chantix. The lawsuit alleges that Chantix causes depression and other psychiatric disorders so severe that the patients attempt or commit suicide.

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