People news: Lilly, J&J and Merck
J&J marketer Brian Perkins is leaving the company, Advertising Age reported. Perkins, who is VP corporate affairs at J&J, is the top marketing exec at the company, where he's spent the past 31 years, and will leave in February, the magazine reported.
Merck's Richard Clark, who brought the company back from the brink in the wake of the Vioxx debacle, stepped down as chairman. Clark was president and CEO from 2005 to 2010, when he turned over the reins to Ken Frazier, who now assumes the responsibility of chairman as well. During his tenure, Clark restored luster to a brand that was badly damaged when he took over.