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Bupropion (previously known as amfebutamone; Wellbutrin, Zyban) is an atypical antidepressant that acts as a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor, and nicotinic antagonist. Bupropion belongs to the chemical class of aminoketones and is similar in structure to the stimulant cathinone, to the anorectic diethylpropion, and to phenethylamines in general. Initially researched and marketed as an antidepressant, bupropion was subsequently found to be effective as a smoking cessation aid.
Combining 2 smoking cessation therapies more effective for highly nicotine-dependent smokers

Combining 2 smoking cessation therapies more effective for highly nicotine-dependent smokers

Combining two smoking cessation therapies is more effective than using just one for male and highly nicotine-dependent smokers who weren't initially helped by the nicotine patch, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. [More]
Study assesses risk of psychiatric events in patients prescribed smoking cessation drugs

Study assesses risk of psychiatric events in patients prescribed smoking cessation drugs

A study to assess whether patients prescribed smoking cessation drugs are at an increased risk of suicide, self-harm and treated depression compared with users of nicotine replacement therapy has found no evidence of an increased risk. [More]
New editorial offers clarity on confusing drug and alcohol addiction terminology

New editorial offers clarity on confusing drug and alcohol addiction terminology

A new editorial released this week offers clarity and structure on confusing drug and alcohol addiction terminology for prescribers, users and regulators. "Through a glass darkly: can we improve clarity about mechanism and aims of medications in drug and alcohol treatments?" is published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, the official journal of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, published by SAGE. [More]
22nd Century completes enrollment in X-22 Phase II-B smoking cessation study

22nd Century completes enrollment in X-22 Phase II-B smoking cessation study

22nd Century Group, Inc., a company focused on smoking cessation and tobacco harm reduction products, announced today that enrollment of its X-22 Phase II-B clinical trial has been successfully completed; 234 smokers have been randomized in the double-blind, active-controlled, multi-center smoking cessation study. [More]
Anti-obesity drug Contrave may get another chance to prove itself

Anti-obesity drug Contrave may get another chance to prove itself

With rise obesity around the world there should have been a number of drugs to combat it. The reality is different. There are no safe and effective drugs in the market at present. [More]
22nd Century initiates enrollment in Phase II-B clinical trial of X-22 for smoking cessation

22nd Century initiates enrollment in Phase II-B clinical trial of X-22 for smoking cessation

22nd Century Group, Inc., a company focused on smoking cessation and tobacco harm reduction products, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, 22nd Century Limited, LLC, enrolled the first patients in its Phase II-B clinical trial for X-22, a prescription smoking cessation aid in development. [More]
22nd Century receives FDA approval for X-22 IND to conduct Phase II-B smoking cessation trial

22nd Century receives FDA approval for X-22 IND to conduct Phase II-B smoking cessation trial

22nd Century Group, Inc., a company focused on smoking cessation and tobacco harm reduction products, today announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared an Investigational New Drug (IND) Application to conduct a Phase II-B clinical trial using X-22, a prescription smoking cessation aid in development. [More]
22nd Century submits IND to FDA for VLN cigarettes

22nd Century submits IND to FDA for VLN cigarettes

22nd Century Group, Inc., a company focused on smoking cessation and tobacco harm reduction, announced today that 22nd Century Limited, LLC submitted an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for X-22, a prescription smoking cessation aid in development. [More]
22nd Century awarded $244,000 QTDP program grant

22nd Century awarded $244,000 QTDP program grant

22nd Century Limited, LLC, a company focused on smoking cessation and tobacco harm reduction products, announced that it has been awarded $244,000 in grant funding as part of the U.S. Government's Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project (QTDP) program. [More]
Smokers with anxiety disorders less likely to quit smoking

Smokers with anxiety disorders less likely to quit smoking

Researchers may have pinpointed a reason many smokers struggle to quit. According to new research published in the journal Addiction, smokers with a history of anxiety disorders are less likely to quit smoking. The study, conducted by the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI), offered free coaching and medications to smokers in Madison and Milwaukee. [More]
Mylan Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for Bupropion HCl ER Tablets

Mylan Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for Bupropion HCl ER Tablets

Mylan Inc. today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for Bupropion Hydrochloride Extended-release Tablets USP, 150 mg, the generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's smoking cessation aid, Zyban. [More]
Changing drug therapy can help breast cancer patients get full benefit of tamoxifen treatment

Changing drug therapy can help breast cancer patients get full benefit of tamoxifen treatment

Recently published research has shown that some breast cancer patients taking tamoxifen may not be getting the full benefit of their treatment because they have also been taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, prescribed drugs that inhibit the effect of an important enzyme. [More]
Changing drug therapy can help breast cancer patients get full benefit of Tamoxifen

Changing drug therapy can help breast cancer patients get full benefit of Tamoxifen

Recently published research has shown that some breast cancer patients taking tamoxifen may not be getting the full benefit of their treatment because they have also been taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), prescribed drugs that inhibit the effect of an important enzyme. Now researchers have developed a strategy for overcoming this problem, the seventh European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC7) in Barcelona will hear today (Wednesday). [More]
Extended nicotine patch therapy benefits relapsing smokers trying to quit

Extended nicotine patch therapy benefits relapsing smokers trying to quit

New research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine may help more smokers keep their New Year's resolution by helping them quit smoking. Extended use of a nicotine patch - 24 weeks versus the standard eight weeks recommended by manufacturers - boosts the number of smokers who maintain their cigarette abstinence and helps more of those who backslide into the habit while wearing the patch, according to a study which will be published in the February 2 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. [More]
Development of VLN cigarettes for use in smoking cessation continues: 22nd Century

Development of VLN cigarettes for use in smoking cessation continues: 22nd Century

22nd Century Limited, LLC is pleased to announce that it is continuing development of a very low nicotine cigarette for use in smoking cessation. Clinical trial results demonstrate that these cigarettes, also referred to as ‘nicotine-free’ and ‘denicotinized,’ may be more effective for quitting than FDA-approved therapies. [More]
Chantix and Zyban to get boxed warnings on serious mental health events

Chantix and Zyban to get boxed warnings on serious mental health events

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it is requiring manufacturers to put a Boxed Warning on the prescribing information for the smoking cessation drugs Chantix (varenicline) and Zyban (bupropion). The warning will highlight the risk of serious mental health events including changes in behavior, depressed mood, hostility, and suicidal thoughts when taking these drugs. [More]
Researchers study effect of ADHD on smoking cessation

Researchers study effect of ADHD on smoking cessation

Tobacco use is more prevalent and smoking cessation less likely among persons with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). [More]
Distinct clusters of genetic markers linked to treatment responses for smoking cessation

Distinct clusters of genetic markers linked to treatment responses for smoking cessation

Scientists have identified distinct clusters of genetic markers associated with the likelihood of success or failure of two smoking cessation treatments, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and the medication bupropion (Zyban). This study, supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was published in the June issue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry. [More]
When your antidepressants don't work

When your antidepressants don't work

should you switch to a different medication from the same class or should you try an antidepressant medication that has a different mechanism of action? [More]
Link between genetic variant and effectiveness of smoking cessation meds

Link between genetic variant and effectiveness of smoking cessation meds

A genetic variant present in nearly half of Americans of European ancestry is linked to greater effectiveness of the smoking cessation medication bupropion (Zyban), according to research by scientists supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). [More]