Industry hires and promotions: January 2017

Patrick Barry, SVP of U.S. branded pharmaceuticals at Endo Pharmaceuticals.

1. Endo Pharmaceuticals hired Patrick Barry as SVP of U.S. branded pharmaceuticals. Barry was most recently GM and head of general medicines and established products North America at Sanofi, where he started as a regional business director in 2000. Barry is leading commercial activities for U.S. branded pharmaceuticals, including strategy, new product planning, marketing, and sales, according to a news release. He replaces Joseph Ciaffoni, who left Endo after a restructuring.  

2. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International hired William Humphries as EVP of dermatology. Humphries previously served as CEO of North America at Merz Pharma, and he has held senior roles at GlaxoSmithKline and Allergan. He reports to Valeant chairman and CEO Joseph Papa. At the same time, Valeant said that Anne Whitaker, EVP and company group chairman, has decided to leave the drugmaker.

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3. Tonic Life Communications promoted Stephanie DeViteri to MD of the agency's Philadelphia office. She is responsible for managing operations in the agency's Philadelphia headquarters, including overseeing about 40 staffers, driving business growth, and attracting clients. DeViteri reports to global CEO Maryellen Royle.

4. The Female Health Company / Veru Healthcare appointed Brian Groch as chief commercial officer. He is responsible for organizing all of the company's sales and marketing activities, as well as developing and managing the overall product infrastructure, which includes reimbursement, market access, inventory, and distribution. Groch most recently served as chief commercial officer at Telesta Therapeutics, and he has has held senior sales and marketing roles at Horizon Pharma, Novartis, and Merck.


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