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Hired someone new and exciting? Promoted a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot?

Share the news with us, and we’ll share it with others. That’s right. Send us your changes, and we’ll find a home for them. Don’t be shy. Everyone wants to know who is coming and going, especially with all the ongoing layoffs. Despite the downsizing, there is movement. Here are some of the latest comings and goings. Recognize anyone?

And here is our regular feature in which we highlight a different person each week. This time around, we note that Arena Pharmaceuticals hired Amit Munshi as chief executive officer and president. Previously, he was chief executive and president at Epirus Biopharmaceuticals and, before that, worked at Percivia, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, and Amgen.


Takeda Pharmaceuticals hired James Kehoe as chief financial officer;

Biohaven Pharmaceutical hired Jim Engelhart as chief financial officer;


Endo International said Brian Lortie is stepping down as president of US branded pharmaceuticals;

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review hired Dr. David Rind as chief medical officer;

Arsanis promoted Rene Russo to chief executive officer and president;

Arsanis named David Mantus as chief development officer;

Arsanis hired Ed Campanaro as senior vice president, clinical operations;

MCS Healthcare Public Relations hired Jennifer Silvent as senior vice president;

Spark Therapeutics hired Daniel Faga as chief business officer;

Acasti Pharma hired Jan D’Alvise as chief executive officer and president;

Highland Therapeutics hired Craig Lewis as president;

Opko Health hired Douglass Laidlaw as vice president of medical affairs.