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New Management in Pharma: Insiderism

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Big Pharma is under the gun, with plenty of top management changes. By early next year, the industry will have seen five new CEOs; five new CFOs; a handful of changes in the top R&D spots, and a couple of new commercial bosses, all announced since the beginning of 2007 (an exhibit charts the changes). Of the sixteen job changes, six came about because the predecessor in the job was, if not outright fired, at least pressured to leave. But how much change are we really going to see?

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