This story from ABC News and the Washington Times just makes me sick. It seems as though our government is using our war heroes as lab rats. Scumbag researchers are giving soldiers who are suffering from PTSD an anti-smoking drug called Chantix, and then they are sitting back and watching what happens next. And oh yes, the researchers aren’t telling anyone in the study that the drug can cause psychosis and suicidal ideations. After all, the test subjects have enough emotional problems, so why freak them out anymore than they already are by explaining that the drug has pesky side effects. That makes sense, right?
Go ahead, call me a cynic, but why is the government targeting soldiers that are emotionally fragile? Maybe the army isn’t trying to find a cure for smoking after all. Not that our government ever lies to us. Just sayin.’ The whole thing reminds me of the “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male.”