Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Smoking cessation and Varenicline

This week's JAMA (296:47-55) by Gonzales et al. has a study on smoking cessation with the new Acetylcholine receptor agonist Varenicline. It was a phase 3 randomized DB comparing 52 week abstinence between Varenicline, bupropion or placebo. Fairly compelling results with few side effects in a minority (nausea and insomnia). I wonder how expensive this stuff will be...

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Baleeiro said...

The party line from Pfizer is that it will cost the same as a month supply of cig's if you smoke a pack a day (rough national average, of course TOB is much more expensive in NY or CA and very cheap in the Carolinas, KY and TN).

Derek said...

I had many years of smoking and use a patch to avoid the bad habit and it worked, however my wife any of the methods they have used has been effective...We do not know, what to do ...?

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