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Gilead Sciences (GILD) hired Roche (RHHBY) chief executive Daniel O’Day to run the company amid pressure to revive sales as its hepatitis C franchise declines and to recover from a disappointing deal for a CAR-T treatment, The Wall Street Journal reports. Sales of the Yescarta CAR-T medicine have so far been meager, while O’Day has a record turning drugs into big sellers. For this reason, O’Day, who replaces John Milligan on March 1, should be viewed favorably by Gilead investors, according to STAT. Roche, meanwhile, elevated Bill Anderson, who heads the Genentech unit, to oversee its pharma business.

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