WED AM: Frederick Grills Dolan on Retail Visibility and Corporate Responsibility Charges; Chaloupka Next

December 8, 2004 12:13 pm by Gene Borio

Philip Morris’ Thomas J. Frederick is grilling Dr. Dolan on the company’s efforts since 1999 to reduce retail visibility and to “responsibly address the complex issues related to its business.”

He has caught Dr. Dolan out on a document Dr. Dolan claimed showed that Philip Morris’ Corporate Responsibility Program was intended to create credibility for the company with policymakers. This is a document that had been corrected at the beginning of Dr. Dolan’s live testimony. It may have been “corrected” to the wrong document number.

Mr. Frederick said he only has another 20″ to go; the other lawyers who had seemed so eager Thursday, indicated they would have no questions.

Ms. Brooker has said her Redirect will take about 1 1/2 hours.

This means Dr. Chaloupka will probably take the stand this afternoon.

From the DOJ witness list:

Chaloupka, Frank J., Ph.D.

US Expert Witness

Dr. Chaloupka is a Professor at the College of Business Administration, Department of Economics, and School of Public Health, Center for Health Services Research, at the University of Illinois at Chicago(”UIC”). Dr. Chaloupka also serves as the Director, Health Policy Center, at the UIC Health Research and Policy Centers and as an Affiliate Member of the Institute for Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois. Dr. Chaloupka has performed extensive research on the effect of price and other control policies on the demand for tobacco. Dr. Chaloupka has written numerous publications on the economics of tobacco use, including articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Dr. Chaloupka has served as member of numerous governmental committees addressing the issue of tobacco use and control. In addition, Dr. Chaloupka serves on the Editorial Board of Contemporary Economic Policy and as Associate Editor for Economics, Tobacco Control: An International Journal. Dr. Chaloupka has received funding for his research from the Centers for Disease Control, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Cancer Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the American Cancer Society.

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