Wednesday, May 21, 2008
FAA Bans Chantix Use By Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers
Article on cnnmoney.com -- FAA bans Pfizer anti-smoking drug. Our initial Chantix blog post in November 2006 has so far lead to 178 comments, most of them describing physical and mental problems occurring in people using Chantix. Here's an excerpt from today's article:
Pfizer Inc.'s once-promising anti-smoking drug Chantix received another blow Wednesday after a nonprofit group's report about serious physical side effects prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to ban the drug's use by pilots and air traffic controllers.
The report, from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, points out hundreds of serious problems reported since the popular drug was approved in May 2006, including dizziness, loss of consciousness, seizures, and abnormal spasms and movements.