Chantix Black Box Label is Adequate, Ala. Federal Judge Rules
August 8, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama federal judge has ruled that the July 1, 2009, Chantix black box warning is adequate as a matter of law to warn of the risk of neuropsychiatric complications in patients taking the smoking cessation drug. In re Chantix (varenicline) Products Liability Litigation, No. 2:09-2039 (N.D. Ala.).
However, in the July 23 order, Judge Inge Prytz Johnson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama further ruled that although the warning is adequate, the issue of whether the statute of limitations was triggered on July 1, 2009, should be decided on a case-by-case ...