GlaxoSmithKline veteran Richard Saynor is coming home to Sandoz after being named the new chief executive officer of the Novartis subsidiary.
One is going, one is staying – and getting a promotion.
Novartis’ generics chief stepped down after the Swiss drugmaker sold parts of the business and initiated an 18-month revamp, fueling speculation about an eventual spin-off or sale.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb plans to step down in April 2019, a sudden resignation that calls into question how the regulatory agency will handle issues such as surging e-cigarette use among teens and efforts to increase competition in prescription drugs.
Chief Commercial Officer Steven Hoerter resigned his role at Agios Pharmaceuticals to accept a role as chief executive officer at an oncology-focused biotechnology company.
Morris Plains, N.J.-based Immunomedics announced that the company’s president, chief executive officer and board member, Michael Pehl, was stepping down for personal reasons.
Shares of Editas Medicine were down nearly 20 percent after CEO Katrine Bosley abruptly announced her decision to resign from her role at the company effective March 1, 2019.
Roche diagnostics head Roland Diggelmann is resigning as of Sept. 30, ending a 10-year stint at the Swiss drugmaker.
Scott Smith, Celgene’s chief operating officer, abruptly resigned as his decision to leave appears to be prompted by a restructuring of the company’s executive team.
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald resigned her post as director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over financial conflicts of interest, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said.