The Lesser of Two Evils

Back in May the FDA released an advisory on Chantix. The same month a study from The Institute for Safe Medication Practices shed light on the numbers:

  • 544 reports suggesting Chantix may be related to a loss of glycemic control
  • 224 reports classified as potential cardiac rhythm disturbances
  • From May 2006 through December 2007, the FDA received 227 reports of suicidal acts, thoughts or behaviors, 397 cases of possible psychosis and 525 reports of hostility or aggression.

I think I’d rather keep smoking.