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Cytisine and the failure to market and regulate for human health.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND A recent rigorous study has shown that cytisine, a low-cost drug, is effective for smoking cessation. A number of earlier studies exist, mostly from former communist countries where cytisine has been used since the 1960s. The key question now is whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant licensing cytisine or whether more work is needed. A systematic review was undertaken to assess the efficacy of cytisine in smoking cessation.

METHODS The Cochrane Library, CINAHL, E...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
BMJ Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Thorax Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
11
Pages:
989
Publication date:
2013-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
URN:
uuid:51a3b421-785e-408a-b766-196e9404926b
Source identifiers:
440770
Local pid:
pubs:440770

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