Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ryann Speaks Out

Last night, WFAA broadcast a segment about the drug Chantix and its effect on Carter Albrecht. In the interview, Carter’s girlfriend Ryann Rathbone talks about how the drug caused both her and Carter to have strange, almost hallucination-like dreams. When mixed with alcohol, it caused Carter to have what could best be described as waking hallucinations, which ultimately led to his untimely death.

I applaud Ryann for her courage in speaking out in this difficult time. She is helping to bring attention to a drug whose side effects are much more serious than drug manufacturer Pfizer has stated. What happened to Carter was a tragedy. The only thing that could be more tragic is if another human being lost their life because of the side effects of this medication.

If you haven’t seen the article, you need to click here and watch it.

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