Paragraphs 4 & 5 read: "Theodore DeAngelis, 64, said he began to feel depressed in late 2002. His family doctor prescribed Lexapro, an anti-depressant. DeAngelis disliked Lexapro and was switched to Zoloft on Jan. 22, 2003. Six days later, he consulted a psychiatrist, who prescribed a higher dose of Zoloft. DeAngelis was found dead on Jan. 30, 2003, having taken his own life. According to the opinion, he had no history of depression or suicidal tendencies, and had not used antidepressants before Lexapro."

"DeAngelis' daughter, Beth Ann McNellis, sued Pfizer. She asserted that Zoloft can and does "drive some people to their death by suicide" and that Pfizer failed to adequately warn her father's physician of that risk."

Pfizer Cites New FDA Preemption Language,
Asks Court to Vacate Denial of Judgment