Brand name: Chantix
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More information on varenicline (Chantix)
- Press Release: FDA Wrong to Remove Chantix’s Black Box Warning Based on One Flawed Study, Sets Dangerous Precedent for Future Medication Safety, December 19, 2016
- Testimony Before the FDA’s Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee Regarding the Black Box Warning on the Smoking Cessation Drug Varenicline (Chantix), September 14, 2016
- Petition to the FDA Requesting a Stronger Boxed Warning and New Restrictions on the Use of Varenicline (Chantix), April 28, 2011