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Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Chantix Lawsuits: No trials until 2012
A federal judge in Birmingham, Alabama has been assigned to more than 1,200 lawsuits involving Pfizer Inc. and Chantix, many of them with smokers and their families claiming the drug left them with a variety of psychological problems, including anxiety, aggressiveness and suicidal thoughts.
Pfizer has more the 5 million documents on the testing and marketing of the drug that have to be reviewed. He said attorneys will have to take depositions from numerous Pfizer employees, mostly at the company's headquarters in New York City.