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Novel Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved

Contrave is a combination of two already-approved drugs, naltrexone and bupropion, in extended-release form. The former is approved to treat alcohol or opioid dependence, while the latter is approved for depression, seasonal affective disorder and as a sm
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 12, 2014 09:32

Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Modeling of the Effect of Varenicline on Nicotine Craving in Adult Smokers

Craving reduction is associated with increased varenicline concentrations. The relatively rapid onset of this effect within 4hr postdose suggests that, smokers may experience some craving relief after acute administration of varenicline.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 12, 2014 02:08

New Drug to Treat Obesity Gains Approval by F.D.A.

Contrave is a combination of two existing generic drugs in an extended-release formulation. One is naltrexone...The other is bupropion, which was approved under the name Wellbutrin to treat depression and under the name Zyban to help people quit smoking.
New York Times
added Sep 11, 2014 11:26
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[Indiana] IPPEL: Tobacco addiction: Tax income trumps health concerns

Many if not most of the patients I can talk into using these e-cigs eventually become tobacco free... I'm waiting to hear that e-cigs are the major cause of global warming. Money talks.
Richmond (IN) Palladium-Item
added Sep 3, 2014 12:36

[Georgia] New murder trial for soldier who claims anti-smoking drug made him psychotic

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces agreed unanimously Wednesday on a retrial for Pfc. George MacDonald, finding that the judge in the original trial failed to advise jurors that "involuntary intoxication" is a valid defense.
Military Times
added Aug 29, 2014 19:57

New trial ordered for soldier who says anti-smoking drug drove him to kill

nation’s highest military appeals court on Wednesday ordered a new trial for a soldier who killed a Fresno, Calif., native in a sudden rage allegedly induced by the anti-smoking drug Chantix.
McClatchy Newspapers
added Aug 27, 2014 21:37

[New York] Varenicline efficacy and safety among methadone maintained smokers: a randomized placebo-controlled trial

Conclusions Varenicline can aid short-term smoking abstinence in methadone-maintained smokers.
added Aug 22, 2014 10:35

[Canada] Smoking cessation treatments to be covered by N.B. drug plans

Prescription smoking cessation therapies Champix and Zyban will now be covered under the New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program and the New Brunswick Drug Plan. The two drugs were reviewed through the standard evidenced-based drug review process and re
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 18, 2014 12:12

Efficacy of Varenicline Combined With Nicotine Replacement Therapy vs Varenicline Alone for Smoking Cessation: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Conclusions and Relevance Varenicline in combination with NRT was more effective than varenicline alone at achieving tobacco abstinence at 12 weeks (end of treatment) and at 6 months. Further studies are needed to assess long-term efficacy and safety.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
added Jul 11, 2014 00:04

Combo Approach May Work Best for Smokers Looking to Quit

Combining two anti-smoking approaches -- the medication Chantix and nicotine patches -- improves the odds you'll quit smoking over the short term, a new industry-funded study suggests. "The combination appears to be safe, although further studies are ne
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 10, 2014 05:19
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