Popular anti-seizure drugs may seriously increase a patient’s risk of suicide and violent death, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. During the course of the study, there were 801 attempted suicides, 26 successful suicides and 41 violent deaths.
Is there any reason why Pfizer shares are down today? Just yesterday, shares were trading at ~ $17.30. Today, with the DJIA up by 0.7%, Pfizer is down by nearly 1%. A clue to this sell-off MIGHT be due to the anticipation by investors of increasing pressure to change the way drugs are prescribed. This could also trigger several lawsuits down the road.