Pfizer's (PFE) CEO Ian Read has been ordered to testify at a federal trial charging that the...

|About: Pfizer Inc. (PFE)|By:, SA News Editor

Pfizer's (PFE) CEO Ian Read has been ordered to testify at a federal trial charging that the company's anti-smoking drug Chantix caused a man to commit suicide. The family of a man sued PFE after his death in November 2007, alleging the company failed to sufficiently warn that the drug could increase the risk of suicide. The lawsuit is the first of more than 2,500 Chantix cases pending in Alabama, all alleging that PFE knew of a suicide link and failed to sufficiently warn patients.