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Pharmacuetical Connections to Tobacco Industry

Company

1. CIBA-Geigy

Product(s)

Habitrol (nicotine patch) Lopressorfi (heart and blood pressure medicine)

2.

Marion Merrell Dow

Nicoderm (nicotine patch) Bricanylfi (bronchodilator) Cardizemfi (blood pressure medication)

3.

Kabi Pharmacia

Nicorette (nicotine gum patent)

(Procordia)

Emcytfi & Estracytfi (prostate cancer treatment) steptokinase (treatment of acute myocardial infarction)

4.

3M

Littman Stethoscope (manufactuer) Theolair (asthma medicine) (manufacturer of surgical masks and other medical and surgical devices)

S.

Hoechst

Trental (vascular medicine) Lasixfi (treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure)

6.

Sandoz

Asbron & Metaprel (relief of acute bronchial asthma)

7.

Pfizer

Procardiafi (relief of angina; chest pain)

8.

Kimberly-Clark

surgical masks, gowns, hospital supplies

9.

Kodak

radiology imaging equipment, X-Ray film

10.

Eckerdfi

pharmacy

(Waigreens, Long’s, Shoppers’ Drug Mart, PharMor, etc.)

Tobacco Connections

fungicides, herbicides, insecticides (for growing tobacco)

glycol (and other chemical additives in tobacco manufacture)

Red Man Chew (Procordia, Swedish Tobacco)

National Outdoor (largest U.S. billboard

(revenue derived from cigarette advertising; lobbies against restrictions on tobacco advertising)

Co.)

manufacturer of filters and packaging materials (leading Philip Morris supplier)

Northrop King (tobacco seeds); Zoecon (pesticides)

cigarette flavorings

cigarette papers, filter materials, wrappers, binders

cigarette filters and filter materials

co-sponsor of Virginia Slims cigarettes tennis; (Virtually every major pharmacy chain in North America not only sells tobacco products, but actively promotes the sale of tobacco brands.)