Double Play:

Recommend dangerous pill – works for the company behind

Pfizer Board of Health uses doctors to recommend the controversial smoking cessation pill – but two of them also get money from the pill manufacturer, Pfizer

December 2011 

Medicinalfirmaet Pfizer betaler gode penge til de to læger, som Sundhedsstyrelsen samtidig bruger til at anbefale rygestoppille Champix fra netop Pfizer. (Foto: Thomas Arnbo og PR)
The pharmaceutical company Pfizer pays good money to the two doctors who Sundhedsstyrelsen simultaneously uses to recommend smoking cessation pill Chantix from Pfizer recently.
Det er pillerne her fra medicinalfirmaet Pfizer, der er under mistanke for at have alvorlige og i nogle tilfælde dødelige bivirkninger. (PR-foto)
The mainstays here from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, which is suspected to have serious and sometimes deadly side effects.

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The controversial smoking cessation pill Chantix is one of ‘three smoking cessation means that physicians must first resort to when a patient wants help to quit smoking.’

According to the Health Authority’s latest recommendations for its practitioners.

The recommendations came in May and is written by five experts – today reveals Ekstrabladet that two of them are on the payroll of Pfizer, which manufactures just Champix.

Medicines Agency of the pill: There are troubling side effects

Conflicts of interest have been added appropriate after Ekstrabladet yesterday could tell that the Medicines Agency has received a lot of reviews from Danish doctors who suspect that Chantix to cause serious side effects such as heart failure, depression and death.

One of the doctors say even the newspaper that “it is completely wrong ‘, he gets money from both Pfizer and recommend the pill as an expert for the National Board of Health: But I make myself very hard to relate myself as neutral as possible.

Reads Torm on Ekstrabladet – more than 50 readers wrote about adverse reactions and deaths following the use of Champix