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Trends in Use of Medications for Smoking Cessation in Medicare, 2007–2012

Use of smoking-cessation medications among Medicare beneficiaries remains low. Health effects of Medicare policies that increase coverage for medical support for smoking cessation may be limited by low utilization of effective medications.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Sep 2, 2016 14:54

[Europe] VIDEO: Varenicline underused for smoking cessation

“Unfounded” concerns about cardiovascular effects have contributed to underuse of varenicline for smoking cessation, Kornelia Kotseva, MD, said at the annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology. In an exclusive video interview, Dr. Kotseva of
Family Practice News
added Aug 31, 2016 13:43

Varenicline for smoking cessation and reduction in people with severe mental illnesses: systematic review and meta-analysis

Varenicline appears to be significantly more effective than placebo in assisting with smoking cessation and reduction in people with severe mental illness. There appears to be no clear evidence that varenicline was associated with an increased risk of ne
Wiley Online Library
added Aug 15, 2016 13:14

‘The stop-smoking pill made me do it': Man found not criminally responsible for shooting wife

Pfizer, the maker of Chantix, has denied that the drug has any neuropsychiatric effects. But McClatchy News Service reported in 2014 that more than 2,000 people had joined in lawsuits against Pfizer for various psychiatric problems, including suicide and
Washington Post
added Aug 9, 2016 17:03

Orexigen Completes Acquisition of All U.S. Rights to Contrave® and Launches U.S. Sales Organization

"We are pleased to announce the accelerated completion of the acquisition of all U.S. rights to Contrave. This transformational event creates a 'New Orexigen'...WARNING: SUICIDAL THOUGHTS...Serious neuropsychiatric reactions have occurred in patients tak
PR Newswire
added Aug 1, 2016 14:31

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY: Quit-smoking drug led to bed-wetting

Q. I'm a 44-year-old woman on my third week of Chantix to quit smoking. This drug made me wet the bed two nights in a row!... You don't have to give up on quitting. Even before Chantix, many people were able to stop smoking with nicotine gum or the presc
Tuscaloosa (AL) News
added Jul 31, 2016 19:55

Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works

Use of nicotine patches or the drug Zyban helps pregnant women quit smoking before and after they give birth, a new study says. "In public health terms, these results are significant because one in five pregnant women smokes," said study author Anick Be
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 28, 2016 15:49

[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

Use of nicotine patches or Zyban drug during pregnancy benefits both mother and child

The results of the study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, indicate that in 80% of cases, women who used nicotine patches or the drug Zyban successively quit smoking. Even after stopping the use of these products, 60% of Zy
added Jul 20, 2016 18:39

Study finds differing treatment options for women smokers

reviewed and analyzed evidence from over 14,000 cigarette smokers participating in 28 clinical trials for nicotine patch, varenicline and bupropion, found that across the trials women who were given varenicline were much more likely to quit smoking than w
added Jul 14, 2016 15:31
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