Purdue installs first commercial chief

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Saeed Motahari, formerly AbbVie's VP of US sales and marketing, specialty brands, is Purdue Pharma's new SVP, chief commercial officer—a new position, the company said. Prior to working at AbbVie, Saeed's roles at Abbott Labs included specialty brands, focusing on the renal, endocrinology, acute care and neuroscience therapeutic areas.

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