Pfizer Caught Short on Antismoking Drug in Japan

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by gapsych, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. gapsych

    gapsych New Member


    This article can be found at:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/business/global/04smoke.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    "TOKYO — When the Japanese government raised the tax on cigarettes on Oct. 1, it could have started a public health revolution in this land of heavy smokers.

    The tax increase should also have been a bonanza for Pfizer, the world’s biggest pharmaceutical company, which makes the leading drug to help smokers break the habit.

    Instead, it became a missed opportunity."