Perrigo Hires Ex-FDA Director for New Role

In hopes of expediting the regulatory applications and processes for newly developed drugs, Perrigo (NYSE: PRGO  ) has created a position -- head of regulatory review -- and hired former Food and Drug Administration Director Keith Webber to fill the role, Perrigo announced yesterday.

Webber served in several positions with the FDA before joining Perrigo, including heading up the department that regulates prescription drugs, and as director of the FDA's generic-drug department, according to Perrigo's statement.

Commenting on Webber's appointment, Perrigo Chairman, President, and CEO Joseph Papa said, "He brings to us a wealth of strategic, scientific and regulatory experience from his years working with the FDA."

Speaking to Webber's role with Perrigo, Papa adde, "Keith will work closely with regulatory leadership to support new product selection and develop strategies and processes to achieve high quality applications and timely approvals, enabling us to bring quality, affordable products to the market."

Webber's appointment as head of regulatory review becomes effective Oct. 21, according to Perrigo.

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  • Report this Comment On September 21, 2013, at 1:01 PM, SLTom992 wrote:

    This would seem a good move. Why wouldn't you want to hire a man that knows all the ins and outs of the regulatory process?

  • Report this Comment On September 22, 2013, at 12:56 PM, 2smartforlibs wrote:

    looks kind of incestuous to me. Nothing like government and business taking care of each other in the most "transparent regime" ever

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