09/18/2012 Chantix Lawsuit News: Recent information released by the FDA has given rise to controversy over whether the manufacturer of Chantix was forth coming with information that may have given the FDA a better picture of the extent of the link between Chantix and Suicide. This could prove to have an impact on future Chantix Lawsuit cases involving Chantix and Suicide.
Currently Chantix includes a warning on its label regarding suicidal thoughts however, there has not been enough data provided regarding the actual number of suicides directly linked to Chantix for the public to make a determination as to the risk of actually committing suicide while taking Chantix. A warning about increased suicidal thoughts falls far short of having the impact of actual data on the number of actual suicides linked to Chantix.
If it turns out that the maker of Chantix has withheld information in its possession regarding the link between Chantix and the actual rate of suicides among Chantix users, this omission could be used against them in future Chantix Lawsuits.
Our research department could not find any statistical information regarding the rate of actual suicides among Chantix users. We reviewed the FDA adverse event reporting data and numerous adverse events have been reported however, due to the fact that the public is largely unaware that the FDA Adverse event reporting system exists, it cannot be used to draw any comprehensive conclusions.
Chantix gained market approval for use as product to help with smoking cessation in 2006. The link between Chantix and Suicidal thoughts has been part of the warning label for Chantix for some time now however, despite the fact that it is well known that there is a link between Chantix and Suicidal thoughts, there seems to be very little reliable data on the number of actual suicides linked to Chantix.
If your loved one committed suicide while taking Chantix, you may be eligible to file a Chantix Lawsuit. Please contact (800)611-7080 for more information.