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2012-05-05 23:01:39

An Extensive UCSF Study Questions Previous Study´s Analytic Methods San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2012 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...

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,...

2012-03-24 04:34:38

A major research trial to test the effectiveness of extra support for smokers calling an NHS quitline - on top of what is already offered by the service - has found the additional help does not improve success rates for quitting the habit. The pilot scheme offered smokers additional help in the form of free nicotine patches and extra telephone counseling from the English National Quitline. The Department of Health and UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS)-funded study led by The...

2012-02-23 12:20:00

Aside from the obvious health issues, smoking can be an expensive habit and yet millions of smokers continue to set light to thousands of dollars a year to support this addiction. CanadaDrugs.com, the leading online Canadian Pharmacy is committed to supporting it´s customers in breaking the habit by dropping the prices on all its brand name and generic smoking cessation products in 2012. Winnipeg, Manitoba (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 Notwithstanding the major and well-documented health...

2012-02-22 22:11:45

The University of South Florida-led multicenter study investigated the effectiveness of varenicline A nicotinic drug approved for smoking cessation significantly improved the walking ability of patients suffering from an inherited form of ataxia, reports a new clinical study led by University of South Florida researchers. The randomized controlled clinical trial investigated the effectiveness of varenicline (Chantix®) in treating spinocerebellar ataxia type 3, or SCA3. The findings...

2012-02-21 06:04:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Good news for those who are trying to quit smoking and drinking, there may be a way to kill two birds with one stone. Varenicline, an effective smoking-cessation medication, may also reduce drinking. However, the means by which it might reduce drinking are still unclear. "Varenicline was first approved in the USA for treatment of nicotine dependence in 2006," said Emma Childs, research associate at the University of Chicago as well as corresponding author for the...


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