Pink Sheet is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


GSK offers pilots NRT after Chantix ban

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

GlaxoSmithKline is offering one free 48-count carton of Commit 4 mg nicotine replacement therapy lozenges to all licensed commercial and private pilots following the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to ban Pfizer's Rx smoking cessation pill, Chantix (varenicline), GSK announces May 23. The offer is available through June 30. The FAA decision came after the nonprofit Institute for Safe Medication Practices used FDA adverse event data to find potential risks for Chantix include heart arrhythmias, seizures, diabetes, skin reactions and vision disturbances in addition to the known psychiatric side-effects. FDA released safety warnings about possible neuropsychiatric side-effects for Chantix in February (1"The Tan Sheet" Feb. 4, 2008, In Brief)...

You may also be interested in...

Chantix advisory

FDA announced Feb. 1 new safety warnings for Pfizer's prescription smoking cessation drug Chantix (varenicline), sayingthe medication is proven effective in helping patients quit smoking, but warned neuropsychiatric symptoms have occurred in some patients. FDA also requests that Pfizer add new warnings to the prescription information or the label. In the advisory, the agency notes patients should report histories of psychiatric illness to their health care providers before starting the medication and that providers and patients should monitor mood and behavior changes in the person being treated. The announcement follows a review FDA conducted after issuing an Early Communication in November, stating it was evaluating reports related to changes in behavior and mood...

COVID-19 Lockdown: India Pharma Manufacturing Limps Along Amid Challenges

Pharma manufacturing is operating well below normal levels in India, disrupted by labor absenteeism and supply chain issues amid the ongoing lock-down in the country, though the government is actively engaged in addressing bottlenecks. A speedy recovery is vital not just for domestic supplies.

Moderna Stands Alone With Single-Antigen Approach To COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna is pursuing a single-antigen strategy even though some of its mRNA vaccines have included multiple antigens; the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein likely provides the best antigen for developing immunity against the virus.





Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts