Pfizer Inc. Paid Medical Director for State-Funded Anti-Smoking Campaign

Published: Jan 13, 2009

BNET -- The medical director of a state-funded anti-smoking project in Wisconsin was on Pfizer’s payroll as a speaker for Chantix, the controversial anti-smoking drug, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In 2007, the paper said, Dr. Eric Heiligenstein (pictured) put in 14 days for Pfizer and was paid $10,000 to $20,000. Heiligenstein also gave paid talks for Pfizer in 2006, the paper said.

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