smoking cessation aid

New ‘dipstick’ test for Zika, dengueA fast and cost-effective new dipstick test for Zika virus can distinguish between it and dengue viruses without cross-reactivity, according to a report in Science Translational Medicine. Also, results of a new randomized controlled trial—the largest of its kind to date—suggest that text messaging may help some pregnant women quit smoking.
How population, community health goals overlapA new study found that distinguishing between population health and community health strategies can help health organizations define clear goals and earmark the right resources to accomplish them.
Nicotine eye patch hits ophthalmic nerve
Nicotine eye patch hits ophthalmic nerveIn these clinical trials, have the investigators carefully evaluated the potential negative impacts of unilateral ocular occlusion and also proven that the drugs, such as nicotine, do not negatively affect the cornea or other ocular structures?
Helping smokers kick the habit: 7 tips for pharmacistsEach option has drawbacks. Bottom line: The ideal choice is the one the patient will actually use.
A smoking cessation strategy many health plans overlookEven though e-cigarette smoking is on the rise, wellness programs are not giving smoking cessation nearly enough attention or resources, according to a new HealthMine survey.
FDA updates Chantix label to include possible alcohol interactionFDA has warned that the smoking cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) can interact with alcohol, resulting in some patients experiencing increased intoxicating effects of alcohol, sometimes associated with aggressive behavior and/or amnesia.
FDA: Keep boxed warning on ChantixAn FDA advisory committee has voted to keep the boxed warning for varenicline (Chantix, Pfizer) that states that the drug may cause serious neuropsychiatric events.
FDA approves updated label changes for Chantix
FDA approves updated label changes for ChantixFDA has approved updated label changes for the smoking cessation drug, varenicline (Chantix, Pfizer).
CVS: Expansion of MinuteClinics to offset tobacco revenue lossIn an increasing effort to continue to play a complementary role with primary care practices in providing care to patients, CVS Health has worked to deplete existing cigarette inventory at CVS/pharmacy stores without receiving new shipments.
CVS: Expansion of MinuteClinics to offset tobacco revenue lossIn an increasing effort to continue to play a complementary role with primary care practices in providing care to patients, CVS Health has worked to deplete existing cigarette inventory at CVS/pharmacy stores without receiving new shipments.