Pfizer's Chantix proves popular but raises concerns

02/25/2008 | Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The

Pfizer's smoking-cessation drug Chantix, propelled by a multimillion-dollar ad campaign, has helped an estimated 1 million people quit smoking and brought in $883 million in sales last year. But the FDA is concerned about reports of users experiencing depression, severe mood swings and suicidal ideation and behavior. Pfizer says there is no proven association between its nicotine-free treatment and suicide.

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