PhRMA names new president, CEO

WASHINGTON The main lobby for the pharmaceutical industry has appointed the president and CEO of Business Roundtable as its new leader.

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America said Tuesday that it had appointed John Castellani as its president and CEO, effective Sept. 1. Castellani began his position with Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs, in 2001.

Castellani succeeds former PhRMA president and CEO Billy Tauzin, who left his position in June after serving since January 2005.

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