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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 Sancilio Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Adrian Rabinowicz as chief medical officer. Most recently, he was senior vice president, clinical development, at Acorda Therapeutics.


Cipla hired Kedar Upadhye as chief financial officer;

Orexigen Therapeutics promoted Thomas Cannell to executive VP, chief operating officer, and president of global commercial products;


Orexigen Therapeutics promoted Jason Keyes to senior vice president and chief financial officer;

Vitae Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Carole Sable as chief medical officer;

Intercept Pharmaceuticals hired Sandip Kapadia as chief financial officer;

Chase Pharmaceuticals hired Scott Giacobello as chief financial officer;

Chase Pharmaceuticals hired Gary Charbonneau as senior VP, regulatory affairs and operations;

Lion Biotechnologies hired Maria Fardis as chief executive officer and president.