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In Japan, Pfizer Is Short of Drug to Help Smokers

Tweet 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. Despite ample notice of the change, Pfizer failed to produce enough of the ... Jump to full article >>