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    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A federal judge in north Alabama has set dates for the first two trials to be held in thousands of civil lawsuits filed nationwide against pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer Inc. over Chantix, a drug to help people stop smoking.

    "Pfizer stands by Chantix, which is an effective treatment option for adult smokers who want to quit, and has been approved in 100 countries and prescribed to 15 million smokers, including 8 million in the United States," according to a statement released in response to questions from The Birmingham News.
    Federal judge sets dates for first two trials against Pfizer over Chantix stop-smoking drug | al.com


    The FDA approved the drug for sale in May 2005.

    In 2005, the number of adult smokers in the US was 45.1 million.
    In 2010, the number of adult smokers in the US was 45.3 million.

    At a purported annual death rate of 393,000, The 2005 number would have been reduced by 1,965,000 smokers.

    45,100,000 Smoking Prevalence for 2005
    - 1,965,000 Five years of dead smokers
    43,135,000

    What about new customers for cigarettes? We are told, "Each day, about 2,200 adults 18 years of age or older begin smoking on daily basis."
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    365 * 5 years * 2200 = 4,015,000 New Smokers

    43,135,000
    +4,015,000 New Smokers joined the ranks
    47,150,000 Total # smokers--If nobody quit
    45,300,000 (subtract 2010 Adult Smoking Prevalence)
    403,150 Total # who apparently did quit during that 5 year period

    If only Chantix was used to achieve this, then the success rate equals 5%. 403,150 / 8,000,000

    That's BEST CASE SCENARIO.

    But what if some people did quit by using cold turkey, NRTs, or switched to e-cigarettes? Hmm... maybe Chantix isn't as effective as Pfizer would like us to believe it is.
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    Shame on you Vocalek, you forgot to add in the people who offed themselves or had a heart attack while using Chantix. If you add in those numbers the quit rate starts looking pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubby View Post
    Shame on you Vocalek, you forgot to add in the people who offed themselves or had a heart attack
    while using Chantix. If you add in those numbers the quit rate starts looking pretty good.
    Very funny ...

    It might just be a coincidence
    However, I can't remember seeing any Chantix commercials on TV in the last 24 hours.
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    Great news! hope pfizer loses a good half billion on this one at least, I want to see the day where all these ****heads go out of business, that's REAL health reform right there!
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    All of those poor people, fooled into thinking the drug companies had their best interests at heart. What a crime! I filed a complaint with the FDA over Chantix 5 years ago, I never recieved any response. However, I did loose two years of my life, on the brink of suicide due to that horrible drug. Just hearing the word "Chantix" sends chills up my spine and a black pit in my stomach to this day.

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    Oh NO !!!!
    Another embarrassing Chantix commercial just aired on TV
    with their endless list of disclaimers.

    Ending with with their Big Finish ... "Ask your Dr. if Chantix is right for you"
    In other words (not our fault) "Don't sue us ... Sue your Doctor"
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    Hoo-boy! Having made sufficient numbers of smokers miserable, now Pfizer is moving on to drinkers. Ad seen today in a Washington DC Paper:

    Do you drink alcohol? We are seeking men and women between the ages of 21 and 60 to study whether a medication for smoking cessation (CHANTIX) may affect drinking (NIH Study #08-AA0-0137)


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    Tell me your joking ...

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    Personally I'll be sending my good vibe best of luck hope you win wishes to the victims of Chantix. Phizer& Chantix needs to learn a damn lesson already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrodus View Post
    Tell me your joking ...
    I don't joke about people dying or having their lives ruined.


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