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New York-Based Sanders Law Firm Files Five Product Liability Lawsuits Against Pfizer on Behalf of Chantix™ Plaintiffs
Date:8/5/2008

Leading personal injury law firm representing families of individuals who suffered from suicidal thoughts and erratic behavior while taking popular smoking cessation drug

Mineola, N.Y. (Lexis Nexis) August 5, 2008 - http://thesandersfirm.com/attorney.asp?attorneyid=14 [Marc Grossman], senior partner of leading national personal injury law firm Sanders Viener Grossman LLP, today announced that he has filed five separate product liability lawsuits against Pfizer, Inc., manufacturer of the hugely popular Chantix smoking cessation drug.

The lawsuits (Cases 110517/08, 110518/08, 110519/08, 110520/08 and 110561/08) were filed in the Supreme Court of New York, New York County, and claim that each of the plaintiffs either committed or attempted suicide while suffering from neuropsychiatric side effects that resulted from taking Chantix.

Chantix has been prescribed to more than 6 million people worldwide since its launch in August 2006 and has been approved for use in more than 70 countries as a drug to assist adults who want to quit smoking. However, recent studies have shown that http://thesandersfirm.com/chantix/ [Chantix] may cause serious adverse side effects, such as suicidal thoughts and erratic behavior.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert "to highlight important revisions to the warnings and precautions sections of the prescribing information for Chantix regarding serious neuropsychiatric symptoms."

"We've been investigating claims regarding Chantix ever since the FDA's initial communications about reported side effects, so our firm was well-prepared to vigorously represent our clients when we were contacted by their families," said Grossman. "For thos
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