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Obama advisor joins Sanofi

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Obama advisor joins Sanofi

By Fiona BARRY

Plus cannabinoid drugmaker moves into North America, and more from our weekly IPT column. 

Top lawyer moves to Amgen

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Top lawyer moves to Amgen

By Fiona BARRY

And more appointments in big and small pharma in our weekly round-up. 

Sanofi's Olivier Brandicourt

People on the Move

CEO pay row at Sanofi AGM

By Fiona BARRY

Sanofi’s AGM last week saw surprise opposition to sacked CEO Chris Viehbacher’s €4.4m ($4.91m) exit deal, and to new Chief Olivier Brandicourt’s starting bonus.

Kaare Schultz resigned from Novo Nordisk today

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Favourite for Novo Nordisk CEO suddenly quits

By Fiona BARRY

Kaare Schultz, Novo Nordisk Chief Operating Officer and planned successor as Chief Executive, resigned unexpectedly today. Plus FDA's ex-top scientist heads up US Pharmacopoeia.

UN appoints new Ebola head

People on the Move

UN appoints new Ebola head

By Fiona BARRY

And microbiology awards to research scientists and Médecins Sans Frontières.

PhRMA has appointed a new board. (Image: Reyer Media/CC)

All change on PhRMA board

By Fiona BARRY

Pfizer's Ian Read replaced as head of PhRMA, plus Merck KGaA reveals new line-up after Sigma-Aldrich acquisition.

Pharma's biggest movers

People on the Move

Pharma's biggest movers

By Fiona BARRY

Big management changes at US FDA, GSK, and Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry.