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An Australian Tobacco Plant May Help Us Finally Eliminate Polio

The Nicotiana benthamiana plant is “a workhorse plant that’s been used for decades in plant research,” say scientists developing a promising new polio vaccine. Plants are like a factory, powered by sunlight to manufacture food using carbon dioxide and
Huffington Post (blog)
added Sep 18, 2017 05:23

Researchers warn of hazards of smoking and need for wider use of varenicline to quit

reassure clinicians and their patients that varenicline, whose brand name is Chantix, is a safe and effective way to achieve smoking cessation and that failure to use this drug has caused preventable heart attacks and deaths from cardiovascular disease.
Medical Xpress (
added Mar 28, 2017 12:17

Texas VA Hospital Hit With $5M Suit Over Patient Suicide ($$)

The widow of a Navy veteran filed a lawsuit in federal court in Dallas on Tuesday against the federal government, alleging that a doctor at Dallas Veterans Administration Medical Center improperly prescribed her husband Bupropion — an antidepressant and s
added Mar 16, 2017 21:46

Suicide and Chantix: Was There A Connection?

In the last several weeks the FDA has agreed to remove the black box. The agency notes that mental health side effects are still a risk. Health professionals should have taken note that your brother was on Chantix.
The People’s Pharmacy
added Jan 7, 2017 02:39

FDA Advisory Committees Recommend to Remove Boxed Warning in Labeling for Pfizer’s Smoking Cessation Therapy, CHANTIX® (varenicline)

reviewed data from EAGLES (Evaluating Adverse Events in a Global Smoking Cessation Study) evaluating the neuropsychiatric safety of CHANTIX® (varenicline). The Committees recommended by a majority vote to remove the boxed warning regarding serious neurops
Business Wire
added Sep 15, 2016 17:52

BRANNON / GOLDMAN: Up in Smoke / How an FDA drug warning harmed the fight against smoking.

In essence, the fear engendered by warnings of a bizarre but likely non-existent side-effect has led thousands of people to continue smoking, a substantial proportion of whom will assuredly become afflicted with emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, or
Weekly Standard
added Sep 14, 2016 18:07

[California] Judge: Man Claiming Anti-Smoking Drug Made Him Gouge Out His Eyes Needs Stronger Case

ruled Thursday that a man who wants to sue the psychiatrist who prescribed him the anti-smoking drug Chantix will have to shore up his case before a lawsuit can move forward. The man, Michael Shabis, maintained the drug Chantix caused him to have a psych
CBS 2 News / KCAL 9 (Los Angeles, CA)
added Jul 22, 2016 23:48

Health: Study offers hope for stop-smoking drugs

Now Chantix maker Pfizer and Zyban maker GlaxoSmithKline hope the Food and Drug Administration, which ordered them to do the study, will remove the so-called “black box warnings” put on their prescription drugs due to anecdotal patient reports of serious
AP - Associated Press
added May 2, 2016 19:34

No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs, Mental Health Issues: Study

The anti-smoking drugs Chantix (varenicline) and Wellbutrin (bupropion) don't appear to raise the risk of serious mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests. "Clinical guidelines recommend that the mos
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 23, 2016 22:38

[Australia] Anti-smoking drug potential link to suicide

An anti-smoking drug has become the focus of forensic scientists in Victoria, as concerns emerge regarding its potential link to suicide. The decision to look into the drug, commercially known as Champix, came directly from Victorian coroner Jacqui Hawk
Neos Kosmos (au)
added Jan 20, 2016 20:54
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