John Crown is a highly respected oncologist here in Ireland.
He is also one of the chiefs of the Anti-Smoker movement, and is usually found to be behind our more ludicrous laws such as plain packs and banning smoking in cars. I often wondered about his fanaticism as he doesn't seem to have any axe to grind apart from a religious zeal.
I see he got paid over €12,000 last year for "travel expenses" and "fees" by Pfizer. That's nice. That's a heck of a lot of bus fares?
Pfizer of course are at the forefront of the Anti-Smoker campaign here, producing such little gems as
The Suicide Pill Chantix and running websites to encourage us all to take the pharmaceutical route to a non-smoking life.
Of course the more scurrilous of you will put two and two together and will jump to the conclusion that Crown is taking payoffs for his Anti-Smoker stance?
I couldn't believe that of such a nice man.
It's just pure coincidence.