About the Authors

Thomas J. Moore


Affiliation Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

Curt D. Furberg

Affiliation Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Joseph Glenmullen

Affiliation Department of Psychiatry-Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

John T. Maltsberger

Affiliation Department of Psychiatry-McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, Massachusetts, United States of America

Sonal Singh

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

TJM and JG have served as expert witnesses in a United States Army General Court Martial for a criminal matter in which varenicline had been taken; they also have been retained as plaintiffs' consulting experts in the multi-district U.S. District Court civil litigation relating to varenicline. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS One policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TJM CDF JG JTM SS. Performed the experiments: TJM. Analyzed the data: TJM SS JG CDF JTM. Wrote the paper: TJM. Significant critical input: JTM JG SS CDF.