A naturalistic cohort study on effectiveness, safety and usage pattern of an over-the-counter nicotine patch

@article{Hasford2003ANC,
  title={A naturalistic cohort study on effectiveness, safety and usage pattern of an over-the-counter nicotine patch},
  author={J. Hasford and Karl Olov Fagerstrom and Knut-Olav Haustein},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  year={2003},
  volume={59},
  pages={443-447}
}
Nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) are effective for smoking cessation. After having received over-the-counter (OTC) status in Germany, concerns grew about effectiveness, increased risks, especially of adverse cardiovascular reactions, and inappropriate use of NRT. Thus, a pharmacy-based cohort study was launched. To assess effectiveness, safety and appropriateness of use of an OTC nicotine patch (Nicotinell, Novartis Ltd.). Every customer who bought an OTC Nicotinell patch was eligible. All… CONTINUE READING
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