Lose your job, get Pfizer's Lipitor, Viagra and more free
The recession might be a little less painful for some Americans who won't lose their prescription medications if they lose their jobs. Pfizer Inc. Said yesterday that it will give away more than 70 of its most widely prescribed drugs, including Lipitor and Viagra, for up to a year to people who have lost jobs since Jan. 1 and have been taking the drug for three months or more. Ref. Source 6
You had to have lost your job since January and you had to have had at least three months of prior prescriptions of the drug to get it for free for up to one year. This is not going to be a easy to prove situation.
Feds fine Pfizer $2.3 billion
WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors hit Pfizer with a record-breaking $2.3 billion in fines yesterday and called the world's largest drugmaker a repeating corporate cheat for illegal drug promotions that plied doctors with free golf, massages and resort junkets. Ref. Source 6
I would like to see a drug company give the average joe some of these perks that doctors got.
Eminent Domain Outrage in Connecticut: Pharmaceutical Giant Pfizer to Leave New London, Site of Major Housing Battle
Homeowners in New London, Connecticut took on the city's leaders after they announced plans to condemn all of the homes in one neighborhood to make way for a private development project for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. The city said it would bring in thousands of jobs. After a 2005 Supreme Court ruling against the homeowners, the entire neighborhood was bulldozed. This week Pfizer announced it is shutting down its research center. Ref. Source 2