The Great American Smokeout: Tips for People Deciding to Quit
Experts Sat Quitting on Mondays Could Be the Trick to Putting Down the Pack
FDA Should Warn Smokers of Increased Danger of Chantix , Study Says
Scientists say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should take warnings about the stop-smoking drug Chantix up a notch, citing data showing that the drug increases suicidal behavior and depression far more than other drugs and methods designed to help smokers quit. Chantix, also called
Chantix : Quit Smoking, But Risk Your Heart?
On the heels of the FDA's admission that Chantix, Pfizer's smoking cessation drug, may aggravate heart problems in those with cardiovascular disease, new research suggests that they're not the only ones at risk. Chantix may increase the risk of heart attack and other adverse events for those with a
Another One Year Anniversary: President Obama Pledged He'd Quit Cigarettes If Health Care Bill Passed
Around this time last year, President Obama quit smoking -- a move that was, according to a friend of President Obama, directly tied to the passage of the health care bill. The friend tells ABC News that during the myriad...
Buprenorphine Expands Access to Addiction Treatment
In 2010, addicts' drugs-of-choice are often found in a bottle with a child-safety lid and a local drug store label. That's the take-home message repeated in reports from local and national public health officials and drug enforcement agents. Since there are medicine cabinets in SoHo lofts, west
Lung Cancer Rates Drop Since Peter Jennings' Death
It was five years ago tonight that Peter Jennings announced to us all that he had been diagnosed with cancer. "I have learned in the last couple of days that I have lung cancer," he said. "Yes, I was a smoker until about twenty years ago. And I was weak and I smoked after 9/11." While lung cancer
Addictions, Bad Habits Can 'Highjack' Brain
By the end of January, many New Year's resolutions have been tossed out with leftover holiday cookies and unwanted gifts. It's been nearly impossible to deny that slice of cake after dinner, or to hit the treadmill instead of surfing the Internet. Change, especially changing bad habits , is hard --
Study Counters Warnings on Quit-Smoking Drug
No clear evidence found that Chantix has dangerous side effects, say UK researchers.
Earnings: PepsiCo, Boeing, Pfizer top analyst expectations
Despite losses at PepsiCo and Pfizer, both companies beat analyst expectations for the second quarter in earnings reported Wednesday. Commercial airline manufacturer Boeing saw second-quarter earnings rise 17%, also exceeding analyst expectations. Soft drinks and snack maker PepsiCo PEP said its
Anti-Smoking Drugs Get FDA 'Black-Box' Warning
Reports link Chantix and Zyban to risk of psychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts.