PhRMA Names New Chairman

Sep 20, 2006

Washington, DC (Sept. 15)—Kevin Sharer has become chairman of the board of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA, www.phrma.org) upon the resignation of Peter R. Dolan. Sharer is currently president, CEO, and chairman of Amgen.

Sharer emphasized PhRMA's commitment to “drive American innovation, confront the toughest healthcare problems, deliver great value to patients, and make medicines available to patients who need them.” He added that PhRMA will “continue partnering with patients, physicians, and other healthcare stakeholders to achieve these goals.”