Date: September 16, 2021 03:25PM
Cigarette giant Philip Morris company has just sealed the deal to take over UK asthma inhaler company Vectura.
Reportedly, the move "has angered health groups such as Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation that have questioned whether a tobacco group should own a company that cures the very respiratory illnesses cigarettes cause."
Comment taken from a Reuters article here:https://www.reuters.com/business/philip-morris-seals-deal-buy-vectura-with-75-shares-tendered-2021-09-16/
No kidding. Billions of dollars make for strange bedfellows.
This must be the year for Things that Make you Shake your Head a few dozen times every day.
It seems as counterintuitive for the body that causes the malady to also provide the cure as it would be if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which forbids consumption of liquor, bought into Seagram's, Jack Daniel's, Crown Royal or Jim Beam.
Or if the MoTab performed acid rock.
Or the Prophet lost his TR.
Or The Mormon Church retracted the BoM.
Although the way things are going in this world, I wouldn't be at all surprised if something like this happened.
It hasn't though. Has it? It's getting hard to keep up.