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Drugs for quitting smoking cause aggression and suicidal behavior

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Kicking the nicotine habit usually involves mental and emotional angst. It`s usually taken lightly, even humorously. After all, no frustrated smoker has ever climbed a building threatening to jump or shoot passers-by.


Now we find that a popular drug sold internationally as a panacea for quitting smoking can put people over the top enough to kill or commit suicide. Dying to quit is for real, but the FDA doesn`t care.

The Drug


The drug is a real money maker for Pfizer. They have marketed it internationally under two different trademark names: one for the USA and another for 45 other countries. The FDA approved Pfizer`s patent for their smoking cessation drug in May 2006. Annual sales have reached well over a billion dollars.


                    Pfizer "cure" to help you quit smoking


The effectiveness was highly exaggerated by study results. And worse than the hype, many extreme adverse reports were camouflaged. This obscured the real figures for serious side effects that includ…