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2010-11-16 12:27:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Washington State Department of Health: WHO: Secretary of Health Mary Selecky Dr. Cheryl Healton, president and chief executive officer, Legacy Foundation Dr. Jeffrey Harris, director, University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center WHAT: News conference to announce new research on lives and money saved due to the state's tobacco prevention and control efforts. Thursday is the Great...

2010-10-28 07:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare strongly supports the Food and Drug Administration for holding a scientific workshop this week that focused on the risks and benefits associated with the long-term use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products. GSK views this workshop as a first step in supporting language in the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act which called upon FDA to "consider approving the extended use of nicotine...

2010-10-04 07:01:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of obesity, today announced the schedule of its upcoming Contrave® (naltrexone sustained release (SR)/bupropion SR) presentations taking place at the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society. This meeting will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, October 8-12, 2010. Sunday, October 10: Embargo...

2010-08-31 13:44:20

Canada should follow the lead of Quebec, Australia and the United Kingdom by publicly funding smoking cessation pharmacotherapies, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101140.pdf. Some 5.5 million Canadians (19% of the population) currently use tobacco, a number that has not decreased in recent years. A 2009 review of studies indicates that full financial reimbursement of smoking cessation medications...

2010-06-07 13:39:00

Deadline for entries extended to June 11 ROCKVILLE, Md., June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smokefree Women everywhere are invited to share their quitting experience in a video contest celebrating "Smokefree Voices." The National Cancer Institute is using the video contest to promote their new "Smokefree Women" campaign. They hope to capture a variety of quitting experiences and reasons for quitting -- from those who want to quit, those who have quit, or those who want to encourage a woman...

2010-04-27 05:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- To better help meet the needs of smokers who are quitting, Nicorette® launched a mini-sized stop smoking lozenge that dissolves up to three-times faster than other stop smoking lozenges and can double a smoker's chances of successfully quitting versus placebo. The new Nicorette mini Lozenge comes in a discreet pocket-size vial, so smokers can have it on hand to help quickly address craving and withdrawal symptoms associated with...

2010-04-14 12:00:00

HALIFAX, April 14 /PRNewswire/ - STI, Canada's leading provider of pharmacy reimbursement intelligence solutions to the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) to facilitate a smoking cessation project. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is leading a project entitled Extending Tobacco Treatment Excellence: A National Dissemination of Systems (ExTENDS). This project is focused in the area of smoking...

2010-03-31 17:06:00

FDA Scientific Advisory Panel Rife with Conflict FAIRFAX, Va., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today released the following statement regarding what Wilson termed are "blatant conflicts of interest on one of the Food and Drug Administration's key outside panels." "An important panel set up by the FDA has a near majority of its voting members getting paid by special interests who have billions of dollars riding on the...

2010-03-23 08:37:14

For women smokers worried about their weight, combining cognitive behavioral therapy addressing weight concerns with the medication bupropion appears more effective than counseling alone to help them quit smoking, according to a report in the March 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Many women smokers are concerned about the weight gain that commonly accompanies an attempt to quit smoking," the authors write as background information in the article....

2010-03-18 10:11:00

PITTSBURGH, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemImage, a world leader in chemical imaging products and services, will present the results of an ingredient-specific particle sizing (ISPST) study on a combination Metered Dose Inhaler product at Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD) 2010 (www.rddonline.com). This conference will take place from April 25th - 29th in Orlando, Florida and will feature thought leaders discussing current biological and pharmaceutical issues related to nasal and respiratory...