Category Archives: Smoking cessation

Nicotine replacement therapies may not be effective in helping people quit smoking

Public release date: 9-Jan-2012Contact: Marge Dwyermhdwyer@hsph.harvard.edu617-432-8416Harvard School of Public Health  Nicotine replacement therapies may not be effective in helping people quit smoking Boston, MA – Nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) designed to help people stop smoking, specifically nicotine patches and nicotine … Continue reading

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FDA Says Chantix Benefits Outweigh The Risks or were you expeting another end ?

Ed Silverman in Pharmalot After reviewing the results of two epidemiological studies that compared the controversial Chantix smoking-cessation pill with NicoDerm patches, the FDA has decided that the benefits of the Pfizer pill continue to outweigh the risks. The decision … Continue reading

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Smoked Pfizers Chantix heart problems

Image via Wikipedia Source: Pharmalot By Ed Silverman // July 4th, 2011 // 11:05 am Yet another red flag is being raised about the Chantix smoking-cessation drug and the likelihood of cardiovascular problems. A new meta-analysis found that the Pfizer pill was … Continue reading

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