Michael Siegel released an article today about the FDA called “Why is the FDA Lying About Chantix Health Risks?” He points out some very interesting flaws in the system…
On the FDA’s tobacco website, they now have a new resource for smoking cessation. On this page they encourage smokers to quit using the recommended drugs… and one is Chantix. On this page the warning for Chantix shows: side effects of Chantix may include “nausea, trouble sleeping, change in dreaming, mood swings, depression, and suicidal thoughts.” Suicidal thoughts… They fail to tell us about the suicide attempts and completions. There have been more than 300 suicides due to the use of Chantix. Why is the FDA getting away with omitting this very important warning? They have no trouble warning smokers about the dangers of electronic cigarettes, with NOT ONE confirmed death.
According to Michael Siegel’s article today, if Pfizer itself were to disseminate the same lie, it would be in contempt of the law. The FDA has emphatically required Pfizer to label its drug with a warning.
The warning label actually reads: “Serious neuropsychiatric events including, but not limited to, depression, suicidal ideation,suicide attempt, and completed suicide have been reported in patients taking CHANTIX.”
But yet, the FDA can say that electronic cigarettes pose a carcinogenic risk, as it contains “known carcinogens.” As Dr. Siegel brilliantly points out “the FDA is lying to the public about the risks associated with Chantix is disturbing not only because of the serious damage it could cause, but also because it suggests that the agency is being driven by politics and not science.”
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