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ThomasLloyd appoints Vivienne Maclachlan as Group Chief Financial Officer

London, Zurich, 21st December 2020 – ThomasLloyd has made a significant addition to its executive management team with the appointment of Vivienne Maclachlan as Group Chief Financial Officer. An accomplished British professional with Scottish roots, Ms. Maclachlan will take on the role of Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and become a member of the Executive… Read More »

Ex-West Virginia Health Chief Says Cuts Hurt Virus Response

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The former West Virginia public health leader forced out by the governor says decades-old computer systems and cuts to staff over a period of years had made a challenging job even harder during a once-in-a-century pandemic. Republican Gov. Jim Justice demanded Dr. Cathy Slemp’s resignation on June 24. He complained about discrepancies in the… Read More »

GBT chief blames COVID-19 for ‘clear’ slowdown in Oxbryta launch, but analysts are still impressed

Global Blood Therapeutics’ sickle cell disease medicine Oxbryta got off to a hot start after a November FDA approval. But early in its launch, execs now say they’re seeing a “clear headwind” from the COVID-19 pandemic. About 2,000 patients have been prescribed the new drug in the early months of the rollout. But lately, new patient… Read More »

Merck & Co.’s touted chief digital officer bolts for Marriott just 2 years into tenure

In a sign of the times, Merck & Co. mimicked other leading drugmakers in late 2018 by hiring its first chief digital officer––a position tailor-made to bring the company’s R&D and marketing into the tech-fueled future. But now, less than two years in, Merck’s digital head is moving on. Jim Scholefield, Merck’s short-lived chief information and digital officer… Read More »

Ex-FDA chief McClellan says ‘structures’ weren’t in place to identify vaping crisis earlier

Former FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan told CNBC on Monday that the regulatory agency did not yet have the structures in place to identify the vaping epidemic among youths earlier. McClellan said former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb, who left the office earlier this year, had tried over the last couple of years to put a more… Read More »

Former Trump FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warns ‘Medicare for All’ would hold back medical progress

President Trump’s former Food and Drug Administration chief waded into the “Medicare for All” debate on Friday, warning that access to life-saving treatments could suffer if the government were to become the only payer of healthcare services. “I think it would squelch innovation, and I think it would hold back medical progress,” Scott Gottlieb said… Read More »