As part of a new sales team structure, Merck plans to cut 1,800 sales jobs. At the same time, the company expects to add 960 jobs to a new sales force focused on chronic care.
Two have been around in the pharmaceutical industry for a long time, and one is a relative newcomer. In considering this year’s pharma innovators to profile, the results of their accomplishments, not how long they have been around, steered the direction of this feature. Donna Murphy, global CEO of the recently formed agency network Havas Health & You; Abraham Gutman, president and CEO of AG Mednet; and C. David Nicholson, executive VP and chief R&D officer of Allergan, are being saluted for bringing new innovations to the fields of pharmaceutical advertising, clinical trial imaging and R&D, and their accomplishments are expected to echo into the future.
Med Ad News’ first edition of the Pharma Leaders of Innovation special feature showcases two CEOs focusing outside the big pharma box and an agency tech leader.