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Alexion Pharmaceuticals is overhauling management and among those leaving is the newly hired chief financial officer, David Anderson. Last November, an unnamed employee charged the drug maker engaged in fraud to hawk its biggest medicine. Alexion then disclosed senior management pressured employees to convince customers to order the drug to meet financial targets and recently hired a new chief executive officer. “We wonder how many major shocks Alexion’s culture and organization can withstand,” Leerink analyst Geoff Porges wrote investors.

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