10 drugs most commonly linked to suicide, homicide risk

Champix is the prime suspect in more cases of suicidal and homicidal thoughts than any other therapeutic medication, topping a US ranking of drugs implicated in the risk of patients seriously injuring themselves and others.

The smoking cessation drug vastly outstripped powerful prescription opioids, teratogenic cancer drugs and immunosuppressants for severe adverse psychiatric effects, found the analysis of 18,610 cases of serious suicidal, self-injurious and homicidal ideation.

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