Danger alert!!!!
Linda

United States

#1 Dec 18, 2007
FDA probes reports of suicidal and violent behavior with Pfizer...
Government scientists are investigating whether a Pfizer Inc. drug used to help smokers quit cigarettes also increases suicidal thoughts and violent behavior.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/connecticut/...

Since: Oct 07

Smyrna, TN

#2 Dec 18, 2007
thanks for the post, linda...

thank god i quit taking this shit!!~!

=D

“Smoking UP by 1% since Chantix”

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#3 Dec 18, 2007
Do you really still think your stroke was not a side effect from taking chantix?

I know a friend who doesn't think her storke was related to anything else. But then again, her father died as a result of taking chantix. Do you think he sufferered spenamegaly as a result of quitting smoking?

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#4 Dec 18, 2007
Here is an article that chills me to the bone!

Pfizer manufactured quit smoking medicine Chantix is being increasingly offered for treatment at military bases located in Japan , South Korea , Okinawa and several other places.

Sources reveal that in South Korea , at Osan Air Base, the quit smoking drug Chantix has become the favorite anti-smoking treatment and altogether sources confirm that in Japan at Camp Zama medical services and Yokota Air Base chantix is being distributed for quit smoking.

According to Robert Sloan, the Yokosuka health promotion manager, quit smoking counseling and nicotine replacement therapies were earlier used at quit smoking programs in military institutes but now quit smoking medicines have become the central part of quit smoking programs. He also makes it apparent that after the navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery has started to offer chantix prescriptions to patients, the usage of chantix has gained presence in Yokosuka .

One of the advantages gained by chantix users is the low cost at which chantix is available for smokers to trigger off smoking cessation. As chantix is inexpensive, it can easily be availed and on consumption smoking is easily possible with the drug.

http://www.chantixhome.com/news/chantixusage_...

God I pray this usage of this drug doesn't start World War III. Heaven help us!

“Smoking UP by 1% since Chantix”

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#6 Dec 18, 2007
BG in Texas wrote:
Statistics don't lie, Virginia Lee. I'm sorry if you had some side effects from taking Chantix or from not taking it long enough or from not weaning off from it properly, but millions of people have been able to finally quit smoking by using Chantix.
Statistics state that 97% of those millions had no major or problematic side effects. Statistics state that 3% of those millions had some sort of major side effects. The majority of people who have common sense will know that a portion of the 3% had problems due to mixing Chantix with alcohol and/or other drugs or due to coincidences (they would have gotten sick whether they were taking Chantix or not).
I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!
Statistic say whatever the provider wants in their presentstion!

The statistics of the lie Pfizer claims is showing the real truth. That's the reason for the early safety communication from the FDA!

http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/early_comm/varen...

The study of statistics is science.

Statistics is a mathematical science pertaining to the collection, analysis, interpretation or explanation, and presentation of data.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statistics

Smoking tobacco statistics proved the tobacco companies were liars over time.

How many deaths, illnesses and ruined lives will varenicline cause before the drug companies lies are revealed?

I don't know but I want to REDUCE the number not increase the number.

The medical community must face their ignorance and over come their arrogance to face the face that durgs and medicine cause more deaths each year then heart or cancer!

http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/2003/10/...

http://www.mercola.com/2003/jan/15/doctors_dr...

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2004/mar2004_a...

http://www.cancure.org/medical_errors.htm

http://www.scribd.com/doc/114/Stuff-You-Didnt...

http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/health/cau...

How many sources do you need? I have done my research while I am unable to work due to the side effects of chantix which I took to stop smoking. Next go round it's cold turkey to me!

“Smoking UP by 1% since Chantix”

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#7 Dec 18, 2007
correction

overcome not over come

drugs not durgs

Because if they come over here I will pop their little heads off and feed them to the worms that don't hear a tree if no person is there to feel the vibration a tree falling makes!

http://www.cancure.org/medical_errors.htm

People are not so important they define a sound with their ears. The dog, cat or even a worm who has no ears feels a tree falling in the woods! It makes a vibration and even a deaf person can feel that!
Grape Ape

Florence, AZ

#9 Dec 18, 2007
Virginia Lee wrote:
Do you really still think your stroke was not a side effect from taking chantix?
I know a friend who doesn't think her storke was related to anything else. But then again, her father died as a result of taking chantix. Do you think he sufferered spenamegaly as a result of quitting smoking?
While I do believe that Chantix is having serious effects on some of it's users, splenomegaly (not spenamegaly) can not be caused by taking Chantix

“Smoking UP by 1% since Chantix”

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#10 Dec 18, 2007
Grape Ape wrote:
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While I do believe that Chantix is having serious effects on some of it's users, splenomegaly (not spenamegaly) can not be caused by taking Chantix
Then why is it listed on the ADVERSE REACTION portion of Pfizer's literature? How much difference does it make whether I spelled a medical term wrong? Yes I did over correct the spelling when I copied it from this link.

BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEM DISORDERS. Infrequent: Anemia, Lymphadenopathy.
Rare: Leukocytosis, Thrombocytopenia, Splenomegaly.

NDA 21-928 page 18

http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2006/021928...

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#11 Dec 18, 2007
BG in Texas wrote:
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Forgive me for interrupting, but I believe I must be in the 97% of people who think the above is either jive talk or gibberish!
Racial slur, "jive talk"?

Most subjects enrolled in these trials
were white (79%- 96%).

We all have opinions. Sorry you couldn't follow the facts with links posted.

NDA 21-928 page 8 under Clinical Studies

http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2006/021928...

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#13 Dec 19, 2007
BG in Texas wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, of course not, Virginia Lee! Refer to the slang definition of jive talk at the following link:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Jive+talk
Darnet, Joe Friday tone ... just stating the facts mam'

I am not much of a jive artist. In Virginia named Virginia Lee ... I am really more colonial then uncivil.

http://www.dallasartsrevue.com/ArtSpaces/D-Ar...

Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

“Smoking UP by 1% since Chantix”

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#16 Dec 19, 2007
BG in Texas wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you, Virginia Lee! I wish you the same. It's been a very long time since I was a nonsmoker during the Christmas Holidays, but now that I've been quit for over six months, it feels wonderful! I couldn't have done it without Chantix, and I'm sure millions of other people feel the same way.
Good for you million in the same crowd. I am one of a few but a real live person none the less. You cheer chantix and I do not. I also feel I speak for a few that no long can since they are not of this world any longer. I bet they wished to be here smoking or not and so do their families. Please give them and me a little room to breathe and leave the name calling or hurtful comments in your head. I usually do and that's why I didn't hurt myself or anyone else when I suffered withdrawal from chanitx.

Don't you think the medical community needs to be alerted to the fact that chanitx users do suffer withdrawal? It isn't just the 3% stated in that little 6 point type insert written for the doctor and pharmacist to understand.

NDA 21-928
Page 20
DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE
Controlled Substance Class
Varenicline is not a controlled substance.
Humans: Fewer than 1 out of 1000 patients reported euphoria in clinical trials with CHANTIX. At
higher doses (greater than 2 mg), CHANTIX produced more frequent reports of gastrointestinal
disturbances such as nausea and vomiting. There is no evidence of dose-escalation to maintain
therapeutic effects in clinical studies, which suggests that tolerance does not develop. Abrupt
discontinuation of CHANTIX was associated with an increase in irritability and sleep disturbances
in up to 3% of patients. This suggests that, in some patients, varenicline may produce mild physical
dependence which is not associated with addiction.

http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2006/021928...

Notice it says 3%... I like the number 3. It stands for a lot of things.

“Smoking UP by 1% since Chantix”

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#17 Dec 19, 2007
still glowplug wrote:
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Virginia, you are so very correct in this statement!
Thanks, I got A's in math, LOL.

It's real numbers that matter and some of us know chantix is the common denominator.
MEE

AOL

#18 Dec 19, 2007
still glowplug wrote:
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Virginia, you are so very correct in this statement!
What ever is that sucking sound I hear?
disgusted

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Dec 19, 2007
MEE wrote:
<quoted text>
What ever is that sucking sound I hear?
Ask your boy/girlfriend
MEE

AOL

#23 Dec 19, 2007
still glowplug wrote:
<quoted text>
I did fair in statistics but I learned enough to know that they prove whatever you want them to prove...ever hear of the mathematical proof that a horse has 5 legs?...yeppers, you can prove it and few people will find the error in the logic of the equation.
Is there a Hoover in here?-- perhaps an Electrolux? I continue to hear that sucking sound. Or, wait....maybe it's someone w/ a lemon.

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#25 Dec 19, 2007
Here is a current case before the courts now about how hungry the money makers are for raw meat!

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
...
8. The defendants above named were aware of the unlawful activities of the drug company defendants (Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson (Ortho-McNeil), Novartis AG, AstraZeneca PLC, Glaxo SmithKline, and Eli Lilly among others), who through the use of political friendships, money, and other emoluments, effectively achieved a level of influence with Pennsylvania’s state government that allowed them to abuse state finances and state citizens with impunity. Initially, through capitalizing on the intimate relationship between the current President of the United States, George W. Bush, and then Governor of Pennsylvania Thomas Ridge (currently the Secretary of Homeland Security with the federal government) the drug company defendants continued to pursue a policy and practice of promoting the use of their products in violation of the law and of the rights 6 of Pennsylvania citizens. This behavior continues in the current Pennsylvania gubernatorial administration of Edward J. Rendell. The practices of these drug company's defendants, which has surfaced worldwide including in Great Britain (who has acted against them), centers upon making money at the expense of public finances through the improper use of state employees and custodial populations including dependent children. The private defendants and other drug companies have distorted statistics, violated regulations and advisories (including FDA rules) and intentionally exaggerated and misdescribed the benefits of, and misrepresented the effects of, the use of their psychotropic drugs such as Paxil (Glaxo SmithKline), Neurontin and Gortan (Pfizer), Seroquel (AstraZeneca), Topmax and Risperdal (Ortho-McNeil Janssen/Johnson&Johnson), Trileptal (Novartis), Zyprexa (Eli Lilly), and others on innocent persons, simply to make money. They have used their influence to promote the use of their products on innocent people devoid of evidence that the use of their drugs would have any beneficial or positive effect on the people they were administered to, and have not employed proper scientific or clinical study to support their recommendations and promotions. They have acted oftentimes in violation of lawful prohibitions and advisories to the contrary (even by the FDA). Further, these private defendants appear to have contributed to, or caused the 7 severe injury, and even the deaths of, innocent Pennsylvania children who were wards of the state. The custodial populations include prisoners and inpatient mentally impaired persons, among others. They also include
children sent from Pennsylvania to Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, and Virginia among other states, on the pretext that Pennsylvania does not have beds for them, or lacks proper treatment regimens to accommodate them. These drug companies are incestuously involved politically through massive campaign contributions to politicians including the current administration of George W. Bush are pursuing policies to extend their unlawful influence and control over the medical treatment of other innocent persons throughout the nation so that they can continue profiteering on the vulnerable situation of these populations.

http://psychrights.org/States/Pennsylvania/kr...

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#26 Dec 20, 2007
smurfette wrote:
thanks for the post, linda...
thank god i quit taking this shit!!~!
=D
Oh??? I thought you liked it and don't think it caused your stroke ... hmmm maybe I got that mixed up!

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#27 Dec 20, 2007
Pfizer history ...

By 1910, sales totaled nearly $3 million, and Pfizer became established in fermentation technology. These skills were applied to the mass production of penicillin during World War II in response to an appeal from the US government. The antibiotic was urgently needed to treat injured Allied solders, and it soon became known as "the miracle drug". In fact, most of the penicillin that went ashore with the troops on D-Day was made by Pfizer.

If you want more history or to check the validity of my sources ... here you go read it for yourself. Whether you cheer or weap is dependent on if medicine and doctors cure you or kill you with their practice. I didn't volunteer to be used in such a fashion by Pfizer or my government and I have a right to be compensated for the INJURY.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pfizer

The posters here have shown they choose to add insult to injury! Way to go! Pat yourself on the back for a job well done.

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