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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday it will require a boxed warning for the smoking cessation drugs Chantix and Zyban. The FDA said the boxed warning -- the strongest warning the agency can require -- will appear on the package insert.
Treatment with a new drug called varenicline (Chantix) may be more effective than bupropion (Zyban) in helping smokers kick the habit, and it may also promote longer-lasting abstinence.
By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Thursday approved a smoking cessation pill by Pfizer Inc. that helped about one-fifth of cigarette smokers quit the habit for a year in trials.
An experimental drug might make it a lot easier to stop smoking, new research suggests. The drug, varenicline, quadrupled the chances that smokers could ditch their cigarettes when compared to a placebo; the chances were doubled when compared to Zyban, a drug already on the market to help smokers quit.
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