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Parsippany pharma firm adds EVP, development chief

Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals has named a new executive vice president and chief development officer. Amir Tavakkol joins the Parsippany-based company from Viamet Pharmaceuticals, where he led the antifungal drug development programs. "We are pleased to welcome...

Quest acquires series of California lab service centers

Secaucus’ Quest Diagnostics has acquired certain assets of California Laboratory Associates, a clinical lab network serving patients and providers in the Greater Los Angeles area. The financial terms were not disclosed. CLA's operations and patients were...

Pharmacy provider, related company both name COOs

Partners Pharmacy has added a new chief operating officer. Anthony Spero will continue his current role as CEO and president of Ascend Hospice, Home Health and Concierge Home in Rochelle Park. “I’m thrilled by this opportunity,”...

Is Amazon eyeing pharma? Application leads to speculation

Amazon, which just diversified its portfolio with the addition of Whole Foods, may be adding another sector to its operations: the pharmaceutical industry. A recent report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch identified New Jersey as...

Ryan, outgoing NJHA head, knows issues remain

Her job is most often described as herding cats or tap dancing. Possibly both. But after 10 years as CEO of the New Jersey Hospital Association, Betsy Ryan is leaving her post at the end of...

In breast cancer fight, more brands and treatments lower costs

For Dr. Deborah Toppmeyer, chief medical officer of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the biggest statistic involving breast cancer in the state may be the most troubling to acknowledge. In the past few...

Biopharma company picks former investment firm exec as CFO

Adgero Biopharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. has appointed John Liatos as its chief financial officer. The Princeton-based biopharmaceutical company’s focus is on its late-stage photodynamic therapy platform for the treatment of serious skin cancers. "John is an excellent...

Patient-centered medicine slices health care costs, Horizon reports

Value-based payments, the wave of the future that is now the wave of the present for many providers, is still being tested for the savings it can provide the overall health care system in...

Cooper, Camden organizations team up on medical coding training

Camden’s newest public-private partnership with Cooper University Health Care focuses on growing the employee pool for medical coding positions by providing free education and training — and the promise of a job. The Cooper Health...

Two pharma firms buy buildings along I-287

Two pharmaceutical companies have bought properties along that state’s Interstate 287 corridor. MSN Pharmaceuticals and Somerset Therapeutics have acquired the locations through property trades brokered by Cushman & Wakefield. Managing Director Shawn Straka, of the Morristown...

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