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Inside This Issue - Opinion

Chain drug executives who had a big impact in 2011

As the new year dawns, it’s not premature to recognize some of the chain drug store people who helped make 2011 memorable — or, at the least, not easily forgotten.

Cosby looks to be good fit at CVS/pharmacy

Mark Cosby made his first public appearance as CVS/pharmacy president last month during CVS Caremark’s 2011 conference for investors and financial analysts. For anyone who may have had doubts about the wisdom of recruiting a department store executive to a run a drug chain, his performance was reassuring.

Outlook for biopharmaceutical sector is bright

Some recent media coverage of the biopharmaceutical industry has painted something of a doomsday picture — patent cliffs, stagnant pipelines, the end of the blockbuster era, etc. In reality, the prospects of the biopharmaceutical sector — for patients in search of new medicines, for policy makers seeking value in the health care system and for American workers in need of high-quality jobs — are bright and promising.