pharmacotherapy

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This article describes the importance of private insurance and Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation services.
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Results of comprehensive survey of physicians and other stakeholders on diversion and abuse of controlled substances. Includes history and current status of the problem of prescription drug abuse; mechanisms of diversion; the role of the Internet; gaps in current efforts to control diversion; education, prevention, and treatment; and recommendations for change.
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Recommendations published in 2009 for chronic opioid therapy based on a review of the evidence. Provide guidance on patient selection, risk stratification, informed consent, opioid management plans, and more. Authors: Chou R, Fanciullo GJ, Fine PG, et al.
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A chart giving information on different products for tobacco dependence including the nicotine patch, gum, lozenge, nazal spray, bupropion, and varenicline.
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In.gove
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Medicine Basics for Smokers

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Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs), when used with the behavior-related information on the other pages of this website, can help you increase your changes of quitting smoking permanently.

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What Kinds of Medicines or Other Treatments Will Help Me Remain Smoke-Free?

Nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs), when used with the behavior-related information on the other pages of this website, can help you increase your chances of quitting smoking permanently.

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Handout: Patient Needs Influence Drug Selection

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This table lists patient needs/characteristics that need to considered when determining which smoking cessation medication is optimal.

This table lists patient needs/characteristics that need to considered when determining which smoking cessation medication is optimal.


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Bupropion (ZybanTM)

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Handout: Cost of Nicotine Replacement Therapy During Initial Treatment Phase

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The following table compares the approximate costs for Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for a moderate smoker (1.5 packs per day) during the initial treatment phase (6 weeks) when the full dose of medications are used.

The following table compares the approximate costs for Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for a moderate smoker (1.5 packs per day) during the initial treatment phase (6 weeks) when the full dose of medications are used.

 

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Handout: Cost per Day of First-Line Pharmacotherapies

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The following table lists the cost per day of various first-line pharmacotherapies for tobacco cessation. The initial price of each treatment may seem high, but it is much less if the cost of smoking is subtracted. A higher long-term price is paid for the continued use of cigarettes.

The following table lists the cost per day of various first-line pharmacotherapies for tobacco cessation. The initial price of each treatment may seem high, but it is much less if the cost of smoking is subtracted. A higher long-term price is paid for the continued use of cigarettes.

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This manual has been prepared by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control, to assist practitioners (physicians, dentists, veterinarians, and other registrants authorized to prescribe, dispense, and administer controlled substances) in their understanding of the Federal Controlled Substances Act and its implementing regulations as they pertain to the practitioner’s profession.
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U.S. Department of Justice
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Nicotine Patch

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See FDA package insert for more complete information

The nicotine patch is available over the counter and in prescription form. Find out if your insurance will reimburse you for the prescription patch. Doses and how long they are worn vary in the different brands and your doctor may help select the right one for you. Generic patches are also available, often at lower costs. The recommended duration of usage is 8 weeks, which is as effective as longer treatment.


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