Bellwether Chantix Lawsuit Settled
A settlement was reached between Pfizer Inc. and a Minnesota woman whose lawsuit alleged that the company's anti-smoking drug Chantix caused her husband to commit suicide in 2007.
AL.com reports that the terms of the settlement in the bellwether Chantix lawsuit are confidential. The lawsuit was to be the first test case that alleges the drug caused suicides, attempted suicides, and psychological problems.
More than 2,600 Chantix lawsuits have been consolidated under U.S. District Judge Inge P. Johnson.
The next bellwether case is scheduled to go to trial on January 22, 2013. According to AL.com, that case is a 2009 lawsuit filed by an Alabama man alleging that Chantix caused him to develop "suicidal ideations, memory loss, depression, erratic behavior, mood swings, anxiety, and hospitalization."