FDA: Studies Do Not Tie Chantix To Ps...

FDA: Studies Do Not Tie Chantix To Psych Problems

There are 14 comments on the CBS Local story from Oct 24, 2011, titled FDA: Studies Do Not Tie Chantix To Psych Problems. In it, CBS Local reports that:

Federal health officials said Monday that Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix did not increase psychiatric problems like depression and suicidal thoughts in two studies, though the findings are not definitive.

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FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#1 Oct 24, 2011
Studies paid for by the FDA? FDA is another Pharma pushing puppet agency in the pockets of Pharma producers.
shantillylace

United States

#2 Oct 24, 2011
Bull danger. This drug has a history of death strange behavior
NowAllKnow

Ijamsville, MD

#3 Oct 24, 2011
shantillylace wrote:
Bull danger. This drug has a history of death strange behavior
Yep, and from their strange behavior it appears that all of the anti-smokers posting on Topix have been abusing Chantix.

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#4 Oct 24, 2011
shantillylace wrote:
Bull danger. This drug has a history of death strange behavior
So does nicotine. Nicotine kills better than one in three tobacco users.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#7 Oct 25, 2011
FBOMBER wrote:
Studies paid for by the FDA? FDA is another Pharma pushing puppet agency in the pockets of Pharma producers.
Funny how much the smokers' apologists love the FDA when it does something like taking Phizer to task because of lapses in their reporting, but trash it when it finds evidence that favors Phizer.

And here I thought we would miss Sheri on this one.
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#8 Oct 25, 2011
Hugh Jass wrote:
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Funny how much the smokers' apologists love the FDA when it does something like taking Phizer to task because of lapses in their reporting, but trash it when it finds evidence that favors Phizer.
And here I thought we would miss Sheri on this one.
So funny I forgot to laugh. Plus what the F are you actually saying?
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#9 Oct 25, 2011
FBOMBER wrote:
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So funny I forgot to laugh. Plus what the F are you actually saying?
Your post is such a good straight line for simply saying, "RIGHT BACK ATCHA!!", but what the heck. I'll pretend to have made sense of it.

A while back, the FDA took Pfizer to task over the manner in which they reported side effects observed in Chantix trials. And, too, the FDA reported that Chantix was associated with a slight increase in risk of heart disease.

Smokers' advocates on topix went wild over each of those. Now, the FDA comments on two studies that suggest (as did the British study a year or two back) that Chantix is no more strongly associated with suicidal ideation than are the various NRTs. All of a sudden, the FDAs credibility is being dismissed--by smokers' advocates. Why am I not surprised?
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#10 Oct 25, 2011
Hugh Jass wrote:
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Your post is such a good straight line for simply saying, "RIGHT BACK ATCHA!!", but what the heck. I'll pretend to have made sense of it.
A while back, the FDA took Pfizer to task over the manner in which they reported side effects observed in Chantix trials. And, too, the FDA reported that Chantix was associated with a slight increase in risk of heart disease.
Smokers' advocates on topix went wild over each of those. Now, the FDA comments on two studies that suggest (as did the British study a year or two back) that Chantix is no more strongly associated with suicidal ideation than are the various NRTs. All of a sudden, the FDAs credibility is being dismissed--by smokers' advocates. Why am I not surprised?
Much better. Carry on mate
HumanSpirit

Alachua, FL

#14 Oct 27, 2011
The drug Chantix is a mind drug that has history of violence,death and suicide, We have already seen the effects of other mind drugs in the society. Google mid druds and side effects.

Note that many innocent victims are involved'
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#25 Oct 27, 2011
HumanSpirit wrote:
The drug Chantix is a mind drug that has history of violence,death and suicide, We have already seen the effects of other mind drugs in the society. Google mid druds and side effects.
Note that many innocent victims are involved'
Mind drug? You mean like nicotine?
Private beliefs

Oakland, CA

#28 Jan 4, 2012
Well, it seems that the people that reported going wacko while taking Chantix were just nutty to start with. Just as I thought. No drug is completrly without side effects and possible adverse reactions, but the risks associated with cigarette smoking far exceeds any true risks of this drug. Time for some people to move on.
Hugh Jass

Seattle, WA

#29 Jan 4, 2012
An interesting thing about this article is that it casts the failure to identify psychological issues that don't lead to treatment as something affecting Chantix as if the same were not true of the assessments of the other smoking cessation products in the comparison.

There is no real reason to assume those issues would point to Chantix when the other issues don't. The author could have made that point.
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#30 Jan 4, 2012
The history of mind drugs including Chantix is well documented with violence, murder and suicide. The use of these drugs causes known personality changes including homosexual personalities.
Private beliefs

Oakland, CA

#32 Jan 4, 2012
What is a homosexual personality? Are you trying to say chantix alters your sexual orientation? Don't be ridiculous.

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