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Alza Corporation (Invented nicotine patch): Alza Corporation of Palo Alto, CA is the Developer of Nicoderm brand nicotine patch, used to help people stop smoking.
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Alza Corporation of Palo Alto, CA is the Developer of Nicoderm brand nicotine patch, used to help people stop smoking. Nicoderm is marketed by Marion Merrell Dow, Inc. (Reuters 5/9/94).
- Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research, project of the Environmental Working Group, Information on American Legislative Exchange Council, archived organizational profile, archived by Wayback Machine December 2, 2000, accessed August 19, 2011