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More turmoil in top ranks of Sanofi's diabetes business

Weakening sales in Sanofi's U.S. diabetes franchise are not only hammering its top line, they're roughing up its executives ranks. Shortly after former CEO Chris Viehbacher got canned, in part, for an unexpected announcement about how diabetes drug sales would be soft next year, a vice president of sales in the U.S. left Sanofi.

After Teva shakeup, Yitzhak Peterburg steps up as chairman

Welcome to this week's Chutes and Ladders, our roundup of hirings and retirings throughout the industry. Please send the good word--or the bad--from your shop to Michael Gibney (email | Twitter)...

Healthcare experience wins Peterburg Teva's chairman job

Teva, whose board composition has stirred up some recent shareholder activism, has picked its next chairman. And investors pushing for more experienced leadership may be pleased with his resume.

Fresh from a $3.85B deal, biotech CEO sets sights on the next big thing

Just a few months after Ron Renaud completed the sale of Idenix to Merck for $3.85 billion, the biotech CEO's vacation is officially over. Instead, he's opening a new chapter in his career--taking the helm at the upstart RaNA in Cambridge, MA, and switching focus from hepatitis C to long noncoding RNA.

Takeda's U.S. chief bows out amid management shake-up

When Takeda Pharmaceutical faced the patent-cliff blues, it brought in Christophe Weber as president and COO to engineer a revamp. And true to his mission, Weber unveiled a new org chart in September, along with a fresh set of top managers.

Novo Nordisk shrinks executive team as top-ranking woman leaves

Novo Nordisk says it has reorganized its executive team, with EVP Lise Kingo making an exit and her duties divvied up among the company's remaining top execs.

Lundbeck CEO exits in disgrace, endangering key new launches

You breach your company's code of conduct, you're out of the CEO's chair--at least, if you're Lundbeck CEO Ulf Wiinberg. The Danish drugmaker's chief is packing his bags after failing to follow procedures on stock ownership.

Fred Hutchinson brings on ex-Merck cancer R&D chief Gilliland as president

Welcome to this week's Chutes and Ladders, our roundup of hirings and retirings throughout the industry. Please send the good word--or the bad--from your shop to Michael Gibney (email | Twitter)...

Warning to Takeda, Bayer, Novartis and AstraZeneca: CEO-hunting Sanofi may poach your executives

Those fast-and-furious rumors about Chris Viehbacher's impending ouster at Sanofi? The new round of chatter about Viehbacher's replacement is almost as intense. Bloomberg has a list of healthcare execs said to be up for the job, and they span a who's who of Big Pharma companies.

Alexion co-founder will retire in January

Welcome to this week's Chutes and Ladders, our roundup of hirings and retirings throughout the industry. Please send the good word--or the bad--from your shop to Michael Gibney (email | Twitter)...