FDA Cracks Down on Pfizer Website for Failing to Warn of Drug Risks


Federal regulators recently issued a written reprimand to drug manufacturing giant, Pfizer, following reports that the company was improperly marketing several of its blockbuster products on a website for their cholesterol medication, Lipitor. The FDA faulted Pfizer for failing to properly communicate the risks associated with using several drugs including, Caduet, a pill used to [...]

FDA Approves Label Change for Chantix

Chantix Lawyer

The FDA has recently approved updated label changes for the drug, Chantix, otherwise known as varenicline. The anti-smoking drug’s new label now contains information about the efficacy and safety of its use for two particular groups of patients — those with cardiovascular disease and those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The new label also includes [...]

High Risk of Heart Attack Added to List of Chantix Side Effects

Chantix Lawyer

According to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Tuesday, the anti-smoking drug, Chantix, could substantially increase a patient’s risk of being hospitalized for a heart attack. The new information is based on the review and analysis 14 previously completed studies, including more than 8,200 healthy individuals taking Chantix or a [...]

Pfizer Sued in Murder-Suicide Case

Pfizer’s smoking cessation drug, Chantix is being blamed for a murder-suicide in Pennsylvania.  Thirty-four-year-old Sean Wain fatally shot his 33-year-old wife, Natalie, before shooting himself in May 2009. The couples’ fathers have filed a lawsuit against Pfizer, makers of the Chantix prescription Wain was taking to help quit smoking. Clinical trials revealed Chantix carries an [...]