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Diabetes drug may help people quit smoking

05:32 EDT 1 May 2019 | Pharmafile

A diabetes drug may help people quit smoking, according to researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Diabetes drug exenatide is being studied as a potential treatment for smoking cessation. The glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA), sold by AstraZeneca under the brand name Bydureon, will be trialled in a clinical trial of 90 volunteers.

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