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2012-05-04 12:28:07

An extensive UCSF study questions previous study's analytic methods A popular smoking cessation medication has been under a cloud of suspicion ever since the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) published a study in July 2011 reporting "risk of serious adverse cardiovascular events associated with varenicline." Varenicline, also known as Chantix, blocks the pleasant effects of nicotine on the smoker's brain and lessens nicotine withdrawal symptoms. UCSF researchers, however,...

2012-04-23 03:13:35

Tokyo, Apr 17, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it will launch the insomnia treatment Lunesta(R) (eszopiclone) in Japan on April 18.Lunesta, originally discovered and developed by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Sunovion"; formerly Sepracor Inc.; currently a U.S. subsidiary of Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd.), is the first non-benzodiazepine type GABAA agonist to be launched in Japan in 12 years, and is believed to enhance GABA activity while exerting hypnotic...

2012-01-18 04:20:01

Tokyo, Jan 18, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co. Ltd announced today that it received approval from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) on January 18, 2012 to market Lunesta (eszopiclone), a product the company has been developing in Japan, as a treatment for insomnia.Lunesta, originally discovered and developed by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Sunovion"; formerly Sepracor Inc., "Sepracor"; a U.S. subsidiary of Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co. Ltd), has been marketed in the...

2011-11-04 10:27:09

The poor safety profile of the smoking-cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) makes it unsuitable for first-line use, according to a study published in the Nov. 2 edition of the journal PLoS One, an online publication of the Public Library of Science. Varenicline, which already carries a "black box warning" from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), showed a substantially increased risk of reported depression or suicidal behavior compared to other smoking-cessation treatments,...

Stop-Smoking Drug Increases Risk Of Depression Or Suicide
2011-11-03 12:19:22

According to a new study, the smoking-cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) carries too many risks and should be a last-resort option for trying to quit the habit. Researchers said that varenicline showed a substantially increased risk of reported depression or suicidal behavior compared to other smoking-cessation treatments. The team said varenicline was eight times more likely to result in reported case of suicidal behavior or depression than other stop-smoking-aids. "Our study...

2011-08-11 21:45:22

Pyrazinamide has been used in combination with other drugs as a first-line treatment for people with tuberculosis (TB) since the 1950s, but exactly how the drug works has not been well understood. Now, researchers have discovered a key reason why the drug effectively shortens the required duration of TB therapy. The finding potentially paves the way for the development of new drugs that can help eliminate TB in an infected individual even more rapidly. The study was supported by the National...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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