Oral Nicotine Products Removed From the U.S. Market By The FDA
Nicotine Lollipops & Lip Balm
- Manufacturers: Bird’s-Hill Pharmacy (MA), Ashland Drug (MS),Compounding Pharmacy (IL)
- Description: sugar-free lollipops or lip balm in assorted flavors containing nicotine salicylate in dosages from 0.5 – 4.0 mg. Lollipops sold under brand names such as NicoStop, NicoPop and Likatine.
- Flavors: cherry, grape, root beer, tequila sunrise.
- Manufacturer’s Claims: A “convenient, tasty way” to replace the cigarette habit. Quitting is “as easy as having a lollipop”
- Market History: sold in 3 independent pharmacies and over the internet since 2001. FDA ordered sales to stop in April 2002 because these are unapproved new drugs being dispensed without a prescription, without adequate directions and without warning labels. Nicotine salicylate has not been FDA approved for use by compounding
pharmacists (smoking cessation products are made from a different form of nicotine).
- Manufacturer: S&F Garret and QTF, Inc.
- Description: Bottled water with added nicotine (2 mg or 4 mg nicotine per bottle).
- Manufacturer’s Claims: “All you will taste is the water”. For use where smoking is not allowed or for people who want to quit smoking.
- Market History: sold over the internet since 2000, sale in stores of NicoWater was planned for July 2002 by QTF, Inc.; FDA ordered all sales stopped in
July 2002 saying that federal law prohibits sale of nicotine as a dietary supplement