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Should Smokers Cough Up Money for Cancer Research?

This June, Californians will be asked whether cigarette smokers should subsidize research to treat diseases related to smoking cigarettes. California‚Äôs Proposition 29, if passed, would levy an additional tax of $1 on every pack of smokes sold in the state beginning in October 2012. The tax would generate an estimated $615 million in 2012/2013, and […]
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Pfizer Responds to Adverse Events Report

A report released last week by the The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (and covered yesterday on PharmExec.com), listed Pfizer’s smoking cessation drug Chantix as the number one most reported drug for adverse reactions in the first quarter of 2008. The report states that FDA received 1,001 reports of serious side effects for varenicline (the […]
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