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  1. Longer Duration of Prescribed Antismoking Medication Before Quitting Appears PromisingRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Health News Digest

    Smokers may be more likely to successfully quit their habit if simple adjustments were made to how an existing anti-smoking medication is prescribed, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo research team. Tobacco use is the nation's leading cause of preventable death, claiming more than 480,000 lives annually; that's about one in five deaths each year.


  2. Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. Reports Financial Results For The Fourth...Read the original story

    Tuesday | BioSpace

    "2014 was a transformational year for Orexigen, with the US approval and commercial launch of ContraveA and the positive opinion of the CHMP recommending marketing authorization for Mysimba," said , CEO of Orexigen. "While the U.S. launch is still in its early stages, we are encouraged by the progress so far and by the positive reports we are hearing from Takeda's field based teams about how the product is being received by health care professionals and their patients."


  3. IntelGenx Corp. Provides Update On Sales Of Forfivo XLRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 22 | BioSpace

    IntelGenx Corp. today provided an update on sales and marketing activities for Forfivo XLA , the Company's first FDA-approved product that was launched in the USA in October 2012 under an exclusive commercialization agreement with Edgemont Pharmaceuticals LLC . According to Symphony Health Solutions, gross sales of Forfivo XLA totaled $8.9 million in the year ending December 31st, 2014, an increase of 230% compared with sales of $2.7 million in the preceding year.


  4. Medication effective in helping smokers quit graduallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Among cigarette smokers not willing or able to quit smoking in the next month but willing to reduce with the goal of quitting in the next 3 months, use of the nicotine addiction medication varenicline for 24 weeks compared with placebo produced greater reductions in smoking prior to quitting and increased smoking cessation rates at the end of treatment and at 1 year, according to a study in the February 17 issue of JAMA . In a telephone survey of 1,000 current daily cigarette smokers , 44 percent reported a preference to quit through reduction in the number of cigarettes smoked, and 68 percent would consider using a medication to facilitate smoking reduction.


  5. These Common Medications May Put You At a Greater Risk of Developing DementiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 7 | The Motley Fool

    Speaking personally, I can think of fewer diagnoses that I find more terrifying than dementia, of which Alzheimer's disease makes up about 70% of all cases. I watched my grandmother deal with dementia for the greater part of a half-decade and learned firsthand what a crippling disease it really is.


  6. Center for Family Health column: Never quit trying to quit smoking cigarettesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | MLive.com

    Cigarettes are one of the most addictive substances on the face of the earth. Once you start, your mind craves nicotine and you are hooked.


  7. Column: Never too late to quit smokingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | Northern Life

    With National Non-Smoking Week just gone by, now is the time for smokers to consider the many reasons they have to butt out - for good. Supplied photo.


  8. Man who started summer concert series has started something else -- stoppingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    As Sonny Levine sat at his kitchen table talking about his one-man effort to organize the city's summer concert series, he fidgeted nervously with an orange drinking straw that had been cut down to the same length as a cigarette. He was 32 days into his third, and hopefully final, attempt to quit a smoking habit that he has wrestled with most of his life.


  9. GSK's nicotine patches and gum feel the heat from e-cigarettesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | West Australian

    In an interview with Reuters, Andrew Witty also said he and his team had spent "a few days" exploring whether the drugmaker should compete directly by becoming an e-cigarette maker, but had swiftly decided against it. "We've decided we're not going to play.


  10. E-Cigarettes Help Tobacco Smokers Quit - Public Health Groups Should Get Out of Their WayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Amy Ridenour

    An editorial in the January 15 Detroit News by our own Jeff Stier asks the question: Will Michigan Governor Snyder "drop the ball" on e-cigarettes? The Michigan legislature passed a bill to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, but certain so-called public health groups have been urging the governor to veto it. The reason: the legislation does not go a step further and treat e-cigarettes just like tobacco cigarettes in other ways -- ways intended to deter their use.


  11. Stop-smoking drug suspected of 'major role' in patient deaths: Sun investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Prince George Citizen

    Champix is suspected of playing a major role in the deaths of 44 patients -- 30 of them by suicide -- since the popular stop-smoking drug was approved in Canada in 2007, a Vancouver Sun investigation has found. The Pfizer drug has also been linked to more than 1,300 incidents of suicide attempts or thoughts, depression, and aggression/anger across the country in the past seven years.


  12. Top Mispronounced Brand-Name DrugsRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2015 | Pharmacy Times

    Part of a pharmacist's job description is to remain professional and composed. This usually is not a problem - until someone completely butchers a drug name.


  13. Review of B.C.'s smoking cessation program sought after drugs' safety questionedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Vancouver Sun

    The province should fund an independent review of its smoking cessation program, in response to mounting concerns about the safety of its two publicly funded drugs, the opposition says. "Such an independent evaluation is required given growing concerns about both drugs, the repeated decision by your government to block independent evaluation, the political interference in the creation of the program and the serious health implications for British Columbians," NDP critic Adrian Dix said in a letter sent Monday to Health Minister Terry Lake.


  14. Smoking cessation: Creating a quit-smoking planRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2015 | Holtville Tribune

    If you're like many smokers and other tobacco users, you know you should quit - you just aren't sure how to do it. Creating a quit-smoking plan may improve your chances of stopping for good.


  15. Quit-smoking drug suspected in 30 suicides in CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | Canada.com

    Patricia Clow, shown holding a photograph of her daughter Heidi, is involved in a lawsuit against Pfizer over their testing, design, labelling, manufacturing and marketing of Champix. Champix is suspected of playing a major role in the deaths of 44 patients - 30 of them by suicide - since the popular stop-smoking drug was approved in Canada in 2007, a Vancouver Sun investigation has found.


  16. Fired researcher was evaluating anti-smoking program with drugs that can cause severe reactionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Canada.com

    One of the two drugs offered by the Smoking Cessation Program - bupropion, marketed as Wellbutrin and Zyban - led to 64 hospitalizations last year in B.C. When PhD student Roderick MacIsaac was fired from the Ministry of Health, his study of an anti-smoking program that was to be used in the evaluation of B.C.'s controversial Smoking Cessation Program was halted. MacIsaac was one of seven ministry health researchers terminated in 2012, and he committed suicide in the months that followed.


  17. Smoking cessation drug more harmful than previously thought: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Canada.com

    Use of a popular smoking cessation and depression medication led to 64 hospitalizations - including 22 cases admitted to critical care - last year in B.C., according to the province's Drug and Poison Information Centre. The centre handled 95 calls last year about bupropion overdoses, including 22 cases where the wrong dosage was taken, 47 cases of suspected suicide attempts and nine cases of misuse or abuse.


  18. To Your Good Health: How to help a smoker quitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | TwinCities

    Q. My husband and I have been together for 27 years. He has smoked cigarettes daily for 30 to 35 years.


  19. Quitting Time: How to Stop Smoking for GoodRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2015 | WebMD

    "Men smoke more for the effect of the nicotine. Women smoke more to regulate mood and stress," says Kelly P. Cosgrove, PhD.


  20. Smokers feed vicious toxic cycle of anxiety and stress - switch to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | NewsTarget.com

    Smokers feed vicious toxic cycle of anxiety and stress - switch to organic food, end the addiction and feel alive again! Life is hard and everybody gets anxious and "frazzled" sometimes, but if this is how you feel on/off all day, maybe it's because you smoke cigarettes. Maybe it's also because nicotine is only 30-minute relief for the " cigarette hangover " -- that feeling that ensues when the commercial cigarette's insecticide, herbicide, ammonia and bleach enters your lungs, your blood and your cleansing organs.