Tougher Controls Put on Anti-Smoking Drug
CONTROVERSIAL anti-smoking drug Zyban is to be more stringently controlled in a bid to cut down on "adverse reactions", the Committee on Safety of Medicines announced yesterday.
This comes after a coroner ruled last month that the makers of the drug should improve warnings about the dangers of mixing it with other medication.
Hertford coroner Alan Lawson recorded a verdict of death by natural causes on airline flight attendant Kerry Weston, 21, of Broxbourne, Herts who was found dead in her hotel room in Nairobi a fortnight after she was prescribed Zyban.
The CSM said changes would be made from yesterday to the prescribing regime and "strengthened warnings" …
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Publication information: Article title: Tougher Controls Put on Anti-Smoking Drug. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland). Publication date: June 1, 2001. Page number: 11. © 2006 Johnston Publishing Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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