In an earlier post (A New Deal For Tom Cruise) I said that Sumner Redstone, the head of Viacom, probably knew many of the top execs of big pharmaceutical companies, how right I was. It seems that "William Gray, who is part of Viacom’s board of directors, is also on the board of Pfizer (the largest pharmaceutical company by 2004 sales). And Ivan Seidenberg, who is also part of Viacom’s board of directors, is on the board of Wyeth (the 10th largest pharmaceutical company by 2004 sales)." (from The Truth Behind Tom Cruise).
I'd say Tom was much better off not being associated with Viacom and its unethical connections. One other indication of the illogic of Redstone's decision: "it seems that Viacom's shares fell as much as 10%" (same article).
But while Viacom and big Pharmaceutical drug themselves into oblivion, Tom's new production partners are over the moon and good things are in the works.