Suit Claims Pfizer Hid Chantix Side Effects

Law360, New York (August 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A new lawsuit has accused Pfizer Inc. of deliberately concealing a multitude of dangerous side effects related to Chantix in an attempt to realize billions of dollars in profits from sales of the anti-smoking drug.

Friday's complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois comes in the wake of reports of numerous health problems linked to the popular smoking cessation medication.

The lawsuit alleges that Pfizer implemented a “calculated and deceitful marketing campaign” that began prior to U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
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