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2014-10-20 08:31:08

Contrave is now available by prescription, and Contrave patients also have access to the Scale Down program and Direct Save to help support their complete approach to weight management DEERFIELD, Ill. and OSAKA, Japan, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda"), its wholly-owned subsidiary Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Orexigen(®) Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX) jointly announced today that Contrave(®) (naltrexone HCI and bupropion HCI)...

2014-10-15 08:30:56

- Orexigen expects to end 2014 with approximately $190 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:OREX) today announced it has earned a $70 million milestone payment from partner Takeda Pharmaceuticals related to the shipment of Contrave® (naltrexone HCI and bupropion HCI extended release) to pharmacy wholesalers in preparation for commercial launch. The milestone is payable within 30 days of...

2014-10-08 16:24:16

Study will determine the efficacy of handheld computer tablets to promote the integration of 5 A's for smoking cessation in the primary care setting SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are conducting a randomized controlled clinical trial to assess change in provider behavior when using digital check-in tablets to promote smoking cessation. Researchers will utilize Phreesia, the nation's...

2014-09-30 23:21:13

Approved online continuing education company announces addition of new course for healthcare providers. The course will assist in ending tobacco use. Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 CE-Classes.com has announced the addition of a new online course – Tobacco Free: A Toolkit for Healthcare Providers. This course on treating tobacco addiction is designed for healthcare providers who do clinical work - substance abuse counselors, social workers, professional counselors, psychologists,...

2014-09-24 12:29:02

Survey indicates employers are prepared for the Affordable Care Act's tobacco cessation rules DALLAS, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas employers are playing a key role in helping employees and their families kick the tobacco habit according to a new survey from the Texas Business Group on Health (TBGH) examining tobacco use policies and programs in the workplace. Conducted in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin, the Texas Employers Benchmarking Survey:...

2014-09-23 16:27:47

Young adults encouraged to end their "bad relationship" with smoking OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) have launched the second tour of Break It Off, a joint tobacco cessation, awareness and outreach campaign aimed at young Canadians. This tour is part of the Government of Canada's multi-year $4.8 million investment to help young adults quit smoking and stay smoke-free. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, Eve Adams...

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2014-09-23 06:53:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the biggest challenges a cancer patient faces, especially one suffering from lung cancer, is to quit smoking. Continuing to smoke can cause new mutations among cancer survivors. Many have turned to e-cigarettes, in addition to traditional cigarettes. A new study published in the journal Cancer found that cancer patients using both types of cigarettes were more nicotine dependent and equally or less likely to quit than their peers...

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2014-09-12 05:31:01

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the weight loss pill Contrave, a medication that will be used to treat obese adults in conjunction with a controlled diet and exercise. It is the third such drug to be approved since 2012, although its predecessors have not sold well and all have considerable potential side effects. An FDA statement advises that Contrave, which works by decreasing appetite, is approved for use in...

2014-09-09 23:05:11

Smokers and Former Smokers Targeted in Effort to Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality; National Groups Recommend Screening for At-Risk Patients Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 West Penn Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, is now offering a free screening program to patients at risk of lung cancer in hopes of catching the disease in as many patients as possible at its earliest and most curable stages. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends annual screening for...

2014-09-04 16:26:50

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare applauds CVS for its courageous decision to end the sale of tobacco products. This monumental step will go a long way towards improving and protecting public health. Banning the sale of cigarettes and other harmful tobacco products from its shelf will help CVS encourage current smokers to quit, may prevent potential smokers from starting the deadly habit and may ultimately reduce the prevalence...


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2013-03-04 16:06:28

Nicotine replacement therapy is the administration of nicotine by other means than smoking. This change in the way nicotine is delivered prevents the harmful effects of smoking and is usually used in smoking cessation. Types Nicotine replacement therapy can be administered in several forms. The type used depends on the patient and what fits into their lifestyle best. The forms available include: Nicotine patches – transdermal (through the skin) Nicotine gum – orally (through the...

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