Oregon Murder-Suicide Lawsuit Blames Chantix Prescriber

December 2, 2013
Murder-Suicide

  • December 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm
    InsGuy says:
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    Has anybody ever considered that these folks are cranky, moody and depressed as a result of the cessation of nicotine, rather than an assit drug??

    I would bet the genetic propensity for depression & addiction are somehow related.

  • December 3, 2013 at 8:48 am
    CBUnderwriter says:
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    What was a dentist doing prescribing Chantix?????? Seems out of the scope of his practice to me.

    • December 3, 2013 at 11:02 am
      Lauren CIC ARM says:
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      Both smoking and chewing tobacco are extremely detrimental to your dental health. Many smokers have advanced gum disease. When my husband finally stopped smoking, his gums began to heal. If a dentist is authorized to prescribe medication to help a nicotine habit, it makes sense. Also, it’s the cessation of using Chantix that has been associated with depression and suicidal thoughts, not it’s use. A very tragic sitution for the wife and mother.

  • December 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm
    Baxtor says:
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    She should get nothing out of this as I’m sure it says right on the prescription paperwork what the side affects are. If they don’t like the side affects, then don’t take the medicine. The only one I can possibly see any liability is the hospital for releasing him, but not the dentist.



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