Those who have reported Adverse Effects to CHAMPIX

Rod Hamblin (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Therapeutic Goods Administration

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Rod Hamblin (Account suspended)

Dear Therapeutic Goods Administration,

I made a request for 24 names & contact details of those who made an adverse reaction report to the ADR.

I still haven't received an answer to my request

Yours faithfully,

Rod Hamblin

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Dear Mr Hamblin

I attach the correspondence sent to you in September 2015 in relation to your invalid FOI request.

Please don't hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss further.

Kind regards

Elizabeth Santolin
Freedom of Information Team
Reporting and Collaborative Services Section
Regulatory Engagement and Planning Branch

Phone: (02) 6232 8664
Email: [email address]

Therapeutic Goods Administration
Department of Health
PO Box 100
Woden ACT 2606

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Kristof Wing left an annotation ()

Hey Rod,

I appreciate what you are trying to do here are would like help you!

It looks like you're after information relating to adverse events related to varenicline.

The best you're going to do in this case is get the de-identified information about adverse events.
The people at the FOI office of the TGA are really great to work with and generally they will fulfil all reasonable requests.

It might be worthwhile to start broad and then narrow you request accordingly, if it is deemed to be too much work or you find it too expensive.

I would recommend that you start by asking for summary data relating to all adverse events for varenicline (if available), when it was prescribed under the indication of smoking cessation. This will give you a good idea of where the events lie.
Then, you could request further information about specific event categories (i.e. deaths and suicides), and see if case reports (de-identified) would be made available.

What specific purpose do you have for this request? Maybe I can be of more help then.

Feel free to email me privately, too.
Alternatively you can Direct Message me on Twitter.

Best wishes,

Kristof Wing
Twitter: @Yunadal