January 10, 2012

Nicotine replacement therapies designed to help people stop smoking, specifically nicotine patches and nicotine gum, do not appear to be effective in helping smokers quit long-term, even when combined with smoking-cessation counseling, according to a new survey by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Massachusetts Boston posted in an advance online edition of Tobacco Control Monday.

December 29, 2011

To help its members keep their New Year's resolutions, including weight loss, eating better and quitting smoking, Sam's Club will offer a variety of free in-club health screenings and smoking-cessation consultations.

September 22, 2011

Drug maker Orexigen Therapeutics said it had identified a "clear and feasible path" for the approval of its drug for treating obesity by working with the Food and Drug Administration.

September 22, 2011

Epinephrine inhalers will not be made or sold after Dec. 31, and patients using them should get new prescriptions to replace them, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

September 13, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline's Consumer Healthcare division has appointed a former Kraft Foods executive as its new chief customer officer.

August 26, 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday awarded $137 million to states to boost prevention and public health initiatives, including support for smoking-cessation programs and vaccinations.

July 22, 2011

Perrigo on Thursday announced that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market a cinnamon-flavored, over-the-counter coated nicotine polacrilex gum USP in 2-mg and 4-mg strengths.

January 5, 2011

PITTSBURGH — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration last year initiated programs that will breathe new life into sales of smoking-cessation products. The surgeon general issued a report titled “How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease,” and the FDA will be mandating that tobacco manufacturers have smoking-is-bad-for-you messages on packaging. 

October 27, 2010

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on Thursday commended the Food and Drug Administration for holding a scientific...

August 25, 2010

To help raise awareness around Commit Lozenge, which has been folded into the Nicorette franchise,...

June 6, 2010

GlaxoSmithKline in April announced the launch of its new Nicorette Mini Lozenge, a smaller smoking...

May 16, 2010

The atmosphere this year at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Annual Meeting was...

May 3, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Mylan’s generic version of a smoking-cessation drug, Mylan...

April 26, 2010

GlaxoSmithKline announced Tuesday the launch of its new Nicorette Mini Lozenge, a smaller smoking-cessation lozenge...

February 28, 2010

Future ex-smokers who use a nicotinepatch therapy longer than currently recommended may be less likely...

February 1, 2010

Future ex-smokers who utilize a nicotine-patch therapy longer may be less likely to relapse, according...

December 13, 2009

GlaxoSmithKline’s “Nicorette makes quitting suck less” campaign is a smart play that ought to continue...