Executive Vice President
Access Partnership, is a full service global consultancy dedicated to creating value strategies for Managed Markets and Government Payers, Healthcare and Life Science clients.
We have experience in delivering Market Access, Pricing and Reimbursement, Health Economics, Health Outcomes Research, Quality Metrics and differentiating analytics.
Acorda Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing therapies for spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and related nervous system disorders. The Company's marketed products include Zanaflex Capsules® (tizanidine hydrochloride), a short-acting drug for the management of spasticity. Acorda filed a New Drug Application (NDA) for its lead clinical product, Fampridine-SR, on January 30, 2009. Clinical trials of Fampridine-SR evaluated its safety and efficacy in improving walking ability in people with MS. The Company's pipeline includes a number of products in development for the treatment, regeneration and repair of the spinal cord and brain.
Dale R. Seibt
Director, Managed Care Sales
As the global leader in eye care, Alcon’s mission is to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. Alcon offers the widest spectrum of eye care products in surgical, pharmaceutical and vision care across 180 markets and operations in 75 countries. Alcon is committed to making significant contributions to preserve, restore and enhance vision by addressing the world’s most pressing eye care needs in areas, such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases, refractive errors, ocular allergies, dry eye, infection and inflammation. For more information on Alcon, visit www.alcon.com
H. Thomas Knox
Vice President - U.S. Managed Markets & Government Affairs
Allergan, Inc., with headquarters in Irvine, California, is a global specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative products for the eye care, neuromodulator, skin care, obesity and other specialty markets. In addition to its discovery-to-development research programs, Allergan has global marketing and sales capabilities in over 100 countries that deliver value to our customers, satisfy unmet medical needs and improve people’s lives. Driven by technology and innovation, Allergan addresses the needs of consumers across the world with over 8,000 employees worldwide, 4 world-class Research and Development facilities and 5 state-of-the-art manufacturing plants.
Senior Director, Managed Care
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Amarin Corporation plc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the commercialization and development of therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health. Amarin’s product development program leverages its extensive experience in lipid science and the potential therapeutic benefits of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Vascepa® (icosapent ethyl), Amarin’s first FDA approved product, is a patented, ultra pure omega-3 fatty acid product comprising not less than 96% EPA.
Director, Payer Segment Marketing
The world’s largest biotechnology company, Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, and delivers important human therapeutics based on advances in cellular and molecular biology including EPOGEN® (Epoetin alfa), Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa), NEUPOGEN® (Filgrastim), Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim), Enbrel® (etanercept), Kineret® (anakinra) and Sensipar® (cinacalcet HCl). Amgen’s dedication to science and innovation is driven by a commitment to serving patients.
Argus Health Systems, Inc., is the leading independent provider of health care information management services supporting commercial, Medicaid and Medicare Part D. Argus serves a wide range of clients and key health care organizations including managed care organizations, pharmacy benefit managers and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Argus was established in 1983, and by 1986 was a pioneer in electronic claims processing. Since then Argus has grown to become one of the largest pharmacy claims processors in the industry. In 2010, Argus processed more than 510 million claims, including one in five of all Medicare Part D claims nationwide.
Argus is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DST Systems, Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and employs over 950 associates. We also have customer relationships in every state in the country.
Argus has been a catalyst for change in the pharmacy benefit management industry. Our unique business model is based on the values of integrity and honesty that frame our relationships with our clients. What we have offered our clients from the start—full disclosure, program control and aligned objectives—is now becoming the business model of choice.
Our business model provides full disclosure and is transparent, with no fees or competing hidden business relationships. Consistent with our mission and values, Argus’ programs are fully auditable. Argus is free from industry bias and conflicts of interest—and has been recognized as an industry leader in these areas. Argus does not compete with our customers for business, act as a plan sponsor, nor do we own or have ownership in a mail order distribution facility. By not owning or operating a mail-service pharmacy, we have no reason to give advice regarding plan design that is biased toward a mail-service benefit. Such independence gives us the opportunity to be a leader in a fully transparent pharmacy benefit model for our customers and further the cause for industry transparency, reducing costs, and providing quality care.
Senior Product Manager
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals is an integrated global oncology company focused on transforming the lives of cancer patients with breakthrough medicines. ARIAD is working on new medicines to advance
the treatment of various forms of chronic and acute leukemia, lung cancer and other difficult-to-treat cancers.
Associate Director Health Systems Operations
Launched in April 2005, Astellas was formed by the historical merger of Japan’s third and fifth largest pharmaceutical companies- Yamanouchi, founded in 1923, and Fujisawa, founded in 1894. Created from a partnership of two respected, leading global companies, Astellas is built on a strategic platform focused in select therapeutic areas: Cardiology, Dermatology, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Oncology and Urology. Within each therapeutic area, Astellas focuses on unsurpassed science and building networks of trust among physicians, patients and partners. Key strategic products include: Prograf, VESIcare, Lexiscan, Adenoscan, Protopic, Amevive, AmBisome and Mycamine.
Betty Jean M. Swartz
Vice President Managed Care & Reimbursement
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AUXL) was founded in 1999 to develop and market pharmaceutical products that focus on urology and sexual health. While we remain dedicated to this founding principle, Auxilium’s mission has expanded to include the development and marketing of novel treatment options for many of society’s unmet medical needs.
To support this mission of providing innovative solutions that promote healthy living, Auxilium is:
• providing healthcare specialists with quality products and practice support
• building on its development capability to deliver high-quality products for a range of unmet health needs
• pursuing licensing opportunities for additional products that complement its mission and development portfolio
• exploring business development and partnership opportunities
Group Director, Payor Accounts
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Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets products that save and sustain the lives of people with hemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other chronic and acute medical conditions. As a global, diversified healthcare company, Baxter applies a unique combination of expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to create products that advance patient care worldwide. Baxter had 2009 sales of $12.6 billion and has approximately 49,700 employees.
Key Account Manager
From world-renowned pharmaceutical products to high-tech platforms, from innovative diagnostics technologies to veterinary medicines – Bayer HealthCare is a globally researching healthcare company.
BD is a leading global medical technology company that serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. BD manufactures and sells a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. The company focuses strategically on achieving growth in three worldwide business segments - BD Medical, BD Diagnostics and BD Biosciences. BD employs approximately 29,000 associates worldwide in 212 locations in 50 countries. For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010, BD's revenues rose to $7.372 billion. BD was founded as a partnership in 1897 and incorporated in 1906. BD became a publicly held company in 1962. The stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange with the symbol BDX. BD is dedicated to producing solutions - and the best solution of all is reflected in its corporate purpose, helping all people live healthy lives.
Sr. Director, Health Care Systems Marketing
Biogen Idec creates new standards of care in oncology, immunology, and neurology. As a global leader in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of novel therapies, Biogen Idec transforms scientific discoveries into advances in human healthcare. For press releases and additional information about the company, please visit www.biogenidec.com.
Michael Harry Neufeld
Associate Director, Managed Markets Marketing
The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 145 affiliates and more than 44,000 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.
As a central element of its culture, Boehringer Ingelheim has a demonstrated commitment to corporate social responsibility. Involvement in social projects, caring for employees and their families, and providing equal opportunities for all employees form the foundation of the global operations. Mutual cooperation and respect, as well as environmental protection and sustainability are intrinsic factors in all of Boehringer Ingelheim’s endeavors.
In 2011, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of about $17.1 billion (13.2 billion euro). R&D expenditure in the business area Prescription Medicines corresponds to 23.5% of its net sales.
For more information, please visit http://us.boehringer-ingelheim.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/boehringerus.
Bruce E. Sill
Director, Health Services & Outcomes Research
Our company’s mission is to extend and enhance human life by providing the highest-quality pharmaceutical and related health care products. We pledge – to our patients and customers, to our employees and partners, to our shareholders and neighbors, and to the world we serve – to act on our belief that the priceless ingredient of every product is the honor and integrity of its maker. Aligned with our mission, Bristol-Myers Squibb Managed Markets team is dedicated to supporting the important role managed care plays in extending and enhancing human life.
Catalina Health® is the innovator of personalized, highly relevant pharmacy point-of-care messaging with 17 years’ proven success changing health consumer behavior. Our in-depth knowledge and powerful insights uniquely positions us to assist health plans incite positive behavior change, improve quality metrics and realize healthier outcomes. Catalina Health® solutions can identify the most receptive health consumer and deliver the most relevant, personalized interventions at critical decision points through trusted channels: in the doctor’s office, at the pharmacy, face-to-face with the pharmacist, in their home and on the go. Our expansive network connects with over 130 million health consumers annually to deliver timely and relevant messages in over 18,000 pharmacies, and ensures the protection of patient privacy.
VP, Clinical Services & Chief Pharmacy Officer
Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc., the fastest growing national PBM in the U.S., is built on strong, innovative principles in the management of prescription drug benefits and provides an unbiased, client-centered philosophy resulting in industry-leading client retention rates. The Company's subsidiaries include Catalyst Rx, a full-service pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) serving more than 18 million lives in the United States and Puerto Rico; HospiScript Services, LLC, one of the largest providers of PBM services to the hospice industry; FutureScripts, LLC, a full-service PBM serving approximately one million lives in the mid-Atlantic region; and a fully integrated prescription mail service facility. The Company's clients include self-insured employers, including state and local governments, managed care organizations, unions, hospices, third-party administrators and individuals.
Annette D. Boyer
Vice President, Business Development
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, CECity.com, Inc. (CECity) was founded in 1997 by a team of healthcare professionals who envisioned creating the premier web-based technology platform for the advancement of continuous professional development and lifelong learning in the health professions.
Today CECity is widely recognized as the healthcare industry’s leading software as a service (SaaS) provider. CECity has revolutionized education and quality in health care, serving as the backbone for over one hundred private and public online portals that support over 650,000 healthcare professionals and their patients. Through CECity, clients are able to custom brand and quickly launch a broad spectrum of initiatives, including online continuing health care education (CME/CE/PI-CME), Quality and Pay for Performance Reporting (NCQA, Bridges to Excellence, PQRI, ePrescribing), Maintenance of Certification, REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies), Lifelong Learning Portfolios, Patient Education, Community and Social Networking, Quality and Patient Registries, Quality Improvement Programs (Lean/Six Sigma), and more.
CECity itself is not an online destination for individual healthcare professionals and their patients. Instead, CECity develops and hosts proprietary technology solutions that are privately labeled and customized for its client organizations (think “Powered by CECity”). Through CECity, client organizations are able to quickly and cost-effectively launch their own sophisticated online initiatives directly to their target audience (e.g. members, employees, associates, applicants/diplomates, patients, etc.) by leveraging CECity’s multi-million dollar investment in world-class applications and enterprise-level infrastructure. The Company’s flagship products include Lifetime™, CME360®, PQRIwizard™ (think Turbo-Tax® for PQRI), and its recently released Avedis Health™ product line.
CECity’s clients represent the who’s who in health care quality, performance and education including; pharmacy associations, certifying boards, professional medical societies, health plans, national quality organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers; academic medical centers, chain pharmacies, and many others.
Celgene is a global integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies designed to treat cancer and immunoinflammatory diseases. Celgene is dedicated to work closely with health care providers to assure patients in need have safe access to our drugs. The Company is also proud of the important benefits that our therapies bring to patients, of the Company’s demonstrated commitment to rapidly advance its promising new therapies through development so many more patients can be helped, and of the breadth of its programs to ensure that no American is denied access as a result of lack of resources. The ongoing development of our broad and deep proprietary pipeline of immunomodulatory agents (IMiDs®), cell-signaling inhibitors, as well as cellular and tissue therapeutics may allow Celgene to provide physicians worldwide with a more comprehensive and integrated set of therapeutic solutions for managing complex human diseases.
Director, Marketing - Integrated Customers
Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products that address unmet medical needs in the acute care environment.
Gary A. Loeber
CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions in the nation. The Company fills or manages more than 1 billion prescriptions annually. Through its unmatched breadth of service offerings, CVS Caremark is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. The Company is uniquely positioned to effectively manage costs and improve health care outcomes through its more than 6,900 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drugs stores; its Caremark Pharmacy Services division (pharmacy benefit management, mail order and specialty pharmacy); its retail-based health clinic subsidiary, MinuteClinic; and its online pharmacy, CVS.com. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site, at www.cvscaremark.com/investors, as well as through the press room section of the Company's Web site, at www.cvscaremark.com/newsroom.
Director, Customer Value Marketing
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan-based Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., one of the twenty largest pharmaceutical companies in the world and a global leader in pharmaceutical innovation since 1899. The company is dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines that improve the lives of patients throughout the world.
The primary focus of Daiichi Sankyo’s research and development is cardiovascular disease, including therapies for dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, and acute coronary syndrome. The company is also pursuing the discovery of new medicines in the areas of glucose metabolic disorders, infectious diseases, cancer, bone and joint diseases, and immune disorders.
For more information, visit www.dsus.com.
David J. Martin
Vice President of Managed Markets, Value & Access Group
Eisai Inc. is supported by a strong parent company, Eisai Co., Ltd., which was founded in Japan in 1941 as Nihon Eisai Co., Ltd. To this day, Eisai Co., Ltd. is one of the few Japanese pharmaceutical companies to undertake aggressive global expansion through substantial infrastructure investments in its foreign affiliates. These affiliates conduct research and development, manufacturing, and sales and marketing in the United States, Europe and Asia. Globally, most of Eisai’s sales are derived from treatments for central nervous system diseases and gastrointestinal disorders. Eisai has more than 7,000 employees worldwide and is a publicly traded company whose stock trades on the Tokyo and Osaka exchanges and in the United States under an American Depository Receipt with the ticker symbol of ESALY.
Senior VP, Managed Markets
EMD Serono, Inc. is committed to discovering and developing medicines that address unmet medical needs. EMD Serono focuses its business in the areas of neurology, reproductive health, metabolic endocrinology, oncology, and autoimmune disease, integrating innovative science with comprehensive patient support systems to improve lives. Visit us at www.emdserono.com.
Jody H. Allen
VP, Clinical Account Management, Health Plans
At Express Scripts, we help make the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable. It's been our mission since 1986, when a group of healthcare advocates began applying the rigors of scientific research to the pharmacy benefit. With the country facing hundreds of billions of dollars of prescription-related waste each year from costly drug, pharmacy and health choices, our mission remains as relevant as ever.
We are passionate about gleaning insights from data and translating those insights into solutions. We test and learn our way toward the most comprehensive set of solutions to drive out prescription-related waste and help improve health outcomes. We provide best-in-class pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and industry-leading home delivery and specialty pharmacy services for our diverse
Vice President & Group Publisher
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First Report® Managed Care (firstreportnow.com) is a managed markets print and online brand that circulates to more than 21,000 health plan CEOs, hospital formulary committee members, HMO pharmacists, health plan medical directors and pharmacy directors, large employer decision-makers, and state prison facility managers. The editorial mission is focused on delivering the most comprehensive late-breaking information that affects managed market providers with topics that include clinical, legislative, and economic developments. First Report Managed Care also reports on dozens of scientific and managed care conferences throughout the world, providing readers with pertinent news from scientific sessions, symposia, and late-breaking clinical trials. In addition, the First Report Managed Care award-winning travel brand is the official City Guide of both the AMCP Annual Meeting and Educational Conference.
Senior Vice President, Managed Markets, Government & Policy
Forest Laboratories (NYSE: FRX) is a U.S.-based pharmaceutical company with a long track record of building partnerships and developing and marketing products that make a positive difference in people’s lives. In addition, to its well-established franchises in therapeutic areas of the central nervous and cardiovascular systems, Forest’s current pipeline includes product candidates in all stages of development and across a wide range of therapeutic areas. The company is headquartered in New York, NY. To learn more about Forest Laboratories, visit www.FRX.com.
Vice President, Marketing - Renal Pharmaceuticals
Providing direct renal services to over 167,000 ESRD patients, Fresenius Medical Care (FMCNA) is the largest provider of renal therapy services and products in the United States. We manufacture and distribute the leading dialysis products and equipment and
other dialysis-related supplies. FMCNA is a major supplier of nation’s renal pharmacueticals offering Phos-Lyra®, PhosLo® and Venofer®.
Field Operations Planner
Genentech, Inc. is a leading biotechnology company focusing on the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceuticals for significant, unmet medical needs. Genentech’s managed care specialists are committed to enhancing the quality and delivery of patient care by working with managed care organizations to find effective solutions to health care issues.
Director, Market Access
Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia. Visit Gilead on the World Wide Web at www.gilead.com.
Director, Professional Relations
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world’s leading research-based health care companies, discovers, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals, vaccines, over-the-counter medications and health-related products. GSK’s people are committed to fighting disease by bringing innovative medicines and services to patients throughout the world and to the health care providers who serve them.
Chief Access Officer
Euro RSCG Life ManagedEdge creates innovative managed markets business solutions that give clients a competitive edge. ManagedEdge provides unbeatable client support in communicating product value to formulary decision-makers in order to maximize reimbursement. Core competencies include integrated managed markets strategy, formulary access and pull-through, including managed markets account manager sales tools, expanded market reach, care and disease management, provider and MCO education, and managed markets training, as well as health economics and outcomes research. To further support promotional programs to and through managed markets, ManagedEdge also delivers symposia, dinner meetings, teleconferences, CDROMs, slide kits, publication planning, and print materials that offer comprehensive initiatives designed to motivate and educate healthcare professionals and payors.
Euro RSCG Life ManagedEdge is a strategic marketing and consulting firm within Euro RSCG Life. Euro RSCG Life is a group of strategically integrated healthcare communications companies providing advertising, marketing services, corporate communications, interactive solutions, and strategic consulting tailored to healthcare clients.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Services
Hobart Group Holdings is the leading marketing and consulting firm in the United States that provides relevant and innovative solutions that connect life science companies and purchasers to support value-based outcomes. Founded in May 2003, Hobart is a consortium of full-service, thought-leader agencies focused solely on managed health care: The Hobart Group, Hobart Forte, and Hobart Core, as well as a separate research company, Hobart Innovations. Each company delivers a variety of services to a large client base through unrivaled strategic executive teams, innovative capabilities, and customized solutions. Our capabilities include advertising and promotion, meetings, market research, HEOR, sales training, digital production, and contracting and pricing.
Hobart's leadership team and staff have more than 100 years of combined experience as pharmacy directors, benefit managers, contracting managers and senior business leaders from MCOs, PBMs, government payers, benefit consultants, health systems, and LTC facilities. Hobart currently is engaged with pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies of all sizes across both key therapeutic areas and critical health care topics. Hobart is one of the fastest growing managed markets agencies in the industry. For more information about Hobart Group Holdings, please visit www.hobartgroupholdings.com.
Director Access and Reimbursement
Incyte Corporation is a Wilmington, Delaware-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery,
development and commercialization of proprietary small molecule drugs for oncology and inflammation. Our first commercial product Jakafi® (ruxolitinib), an oral JAK1 and JAK2 inhibitor, was approved by the FDA in November 2011.
William J. Johnson
National Account Director
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Companies are committed to creating measurable value for our managed markets customer through a dedicated focus on meeting your needs. In doing so, we will draw on our wide range of innovative products and services. We can work together to improve your clinical and business outcomes.
John H. Poulin
Director, Professional Relations
Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquarted in Indianapolis, IN, Lilly provides answers – through medicines and information – for some of the world’s most urgent medical needs.
Senior Director, Managed Care & Trade Relations
Meda Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company that markets proprietary drugs in allergy and central nervous system therapies. The goal of the managed healthcare account team is to help managed healthcare organizations improve their level of patient care by providing information on the most current products, disease entities, patients, and cost-benefits.
Denise L. Burns
Vice President, Account Management
MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc. (http://www.medimpact.com), founded in 1989 and headquartered in San Diego, Calif., is a full-service pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company that combines subject matter expertise with innovative technology and services to deliver better healthcare outcomes and improve its clients’ positions in the market. MedImpact provides PBM services to 47 million members of health plans, hospitals and employers in the U.S. and abroad. MedImpact’s model is unique: avoiding conflict of interest by deriving revenue from effectively managing client pharmacy benefits rather than dispensing drugs.
Sandra M. Reiss
Customer&Payer Brand Strategy/MarketingManaged Care Sales & Marketing
Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, we work wtih customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. For more information, visit www.merck.com.
Michael W. Broach
Director, Managed Markets & Trade
Merz North America is a specialty healthcare company that develops and commercializes innovative treatment solutions in aesthetics, dermatology and neurology in the U.S. and Canada. Our ambition is to become a recognized leader in the treatment of movement disorders, and in aesthetics and dermatology. Our future is promising, and we are committed to advancing new therapeutic options and improving patients’ lives. For more than 100 years, the development of our products has been based on Merz‘s commitment to providing innovative medical approaches that earn trust of patients, physicians and partners worldwide. Globally, the companies of Merz Pharma Group are focused on medications for treating neurological and psychiatric illnesses, and they have assumed a leading role in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research. Founded in 1908, Merz Pharma Group is a privately owned company headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany.
Vice President of Managed Markets
Mylan is one of the world’s leading generics and specialty pharmaceutical companies, providing products to customers in more than 150 countries and territories. The company maintains one of the industry’s broadest and highest quality product portfolios, which is regularly bolstered by an innovative and robust product pipeline.
Novo Nordisk Inc. is a focused healthcare company. With a broad diabetes product portfolio, including innovative products within the area of insulin delivery systems, Novo Nordisk is a world leader in diabetes care. Novo Nordisk manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products and services that make a significant difference to patients, the medical profession, and society. Worldwide, Novo Nordisk employs an estimated 18,800 people in 69 countries and markets its products in 179 countries. Novo Nordisk's global headquarters is located in Denmark where the company began more than 80 years ago with the North American affiliate headquartered in Princeton, NJ.
Thomas W. Boeing
Director, Market Access
Based in South San Francisco, California, Onyx Pharmaceuticals is a subsidiary of Amgen, engaged in the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for improving the lives of people with cancer. At Onyx, we are grounded in three leadership hallmarks that guide how we manage our business and build value for patients and shareholders: innovation, patient-centeredness and stewardship.
Trade Show Coordinator
Prescriptions Solutions is a focused, collaborative and innovative leader in the PBM industry managing the prescription drug benefits of union trusts, employer groups, managed care organizations (MCOs) and third party administrators (TPAs) nationwide. By focusing on clinical quality and total patient care, we help our clients improve outcomes while managing overall health care costs. The company serves more than 10 million people nationwide through a network of 64,000 community pharmacies and state-of-the-art mail service pharmacies that have earned the prestigious Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites™ (VIPPS®) accreditation by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®. Prescription Solutions was named #1 National PBM in Overall Member Satisfaction and #1 National Mail Order Pharmacy for the second year in a row in the 2008 WilsonRx® Pharmacy Satisfaction Survey.
Patty A. Kumbera
Founded in 1999, OutcomesMTM is the national leader in Medication Therapy Management, delivering a cost-effective approach to advancing patient care and utilization control, and providing patient-friendly Personal Pharmacist™ services that demonstrate the Face-to-Face Difference™. The company is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa.
John C. Butts
Director of Marketing Relations
PerformRx, LLC provides innovative, cost-effective pharmacy benefit management services for Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial health plans. Through a distinctive, hightouch
approach, PerformRx partners
with health plans to improve patient outcomes and financial performance. PerformRx bases its success on a clinical focus hat is driven by cuttingedge,
John W. Main
Team Leader MOS
As one of the world’s leading healthcare companies, Pfizer has developed and brought to market medicines for humans and animals for over 150 years. Our portfolio includes more category-leading medicines than any other company – treatments that are helping countless people everyday to ease arthritis and nerve pain, manage depression, fight diabetes and cancer and control hypertension. Our portfolio of innovative medicines currently includes treatments for more than a dozen disease areas and we are targeting unmet medical needs through state-of-the-art research and development.
We know that healthcare is more than a business—it’s a mission-and our products can only help people if they can get them. That’s why we are deeply committed to enhancing access to high-quality healthcare. This year, through innovative partnership programs, Pfizer is giving product donations for patients in need around the world and building the infrastructure necessary to ensure that the medicines get to those who need it most.
The value of medicine. The benefits of research. The commitment to help meet the needs of those in need. At Pfizer, we dedicate ourselves to humanity’s quest for longer, healthier, happier lives through innovation in pharmaceutical, consumer and animal health products.
Sr. VP, Product Development
Physicians Pharmacy Alliance, Inc. (PPA) is an independent specialized
pharmacy services organization that supports health organizations and
providers with a collaborative approach to medical and pharmacy
We support Managed Care Organizations, state Medicaid, and CMS in their
goal of reducing the overall spend attributed to high cost patients,
while improving the overall health of the patient. We deliver and
integrated pharmacy and medical model in support of Patient Centered
Medical Home ("PCMH") models, Accountable Care Organizations ("ACO") and
other programs requiring an integrated patient support model.
Associate Director, Healthcare Alliance Development
Purdue Pharma L.P. is dedicated to serving the evolving needs of healthcare providers, patients, and caregivers with innovative prescription and non-prescription medicines. Along with its independent associated companies, all privately held, Purdue is known for its pioneering research on a principal cause of human suffering: persistent pain. Purdue also has a growing line of non-prescription products including laxatives, microbicides, and nutraceuticals. A commitment to innovation and caring spans every aspect of the organization, from discovering and launching new medicines to demonstration of their medical value. Purdue has led the battle against inadequate treatment of pain by developing sustained-release medications to manage pain and provide meaningful benefits for patients. The company provides the healthcare community with comprehensive educational materials and programs relating to pain management. Purdue has also assumed a leading role in addressing the serious public health problem of prescription drug abuse, implementing a comprehensive program to reduce the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs without compromising patient access to proper pain care.
John D. Temperato
Sr Vice President, Managed Markets & Sales
Salix Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to being the leading specialty pharmaceutical company providing products to Gastroenterologists and their patients.
Senior Director, US Advocacy
Sanofi-Aventis, a leading global pharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and distributes therapeutic solutions to address the world’s expanding healthcare needs. We work to prevent and treat the diseases that we know of today, as well as those we may face tomorrow. With approximately 100,000 dedicated professionals in more than 100 countries, Sanofi-aventis is devoted to advancing healthcare around the world. We are committed to maintaining the innovative approach to pharmaceuticals established by our parent company, headquartered in Paris, France. Our U.S. affiliate, with headquarters in Bridgewater, New Jersey, employs approximately 12,000 professionals located throughout the country. Sanofi-aventis, U.S. is a dynamic healthcare organization working to meet the needs of physicians and their patients. At sanofi-aventis, each and every day we work for what really matters: health .For more information, visit www.sanofi-aventis.us
Lowell T. Sterler
Senior Director, Corporate Accounts
Shire’s strategic goal is to become the leading specialty biopharmaceutical company that focuses on meeting the needs of the specialist physician. Shire focuses its business on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), human genetic therapies (HGT) and gastrointestinal (GI) diseases as well as opportunities in other therapeutic areas to the extent they arise through acquisitions. Shire’s in-licensing, merger and acquisition efforts are focused on products in specialist markets with strong intellectual property protection and global rights. Shire believes that a carefully selected and balanced portfolio of products with strategically aligned and relatively small-scale sales forces will deliver strong results. For further information on Shire, please visit the Company’s website: www.shire.com.
National Field Director - OCG
We are Sepracor, a research-based pharmaceutical company with a focus on treatments for respiratory and central nervous system. Our robust product pipeline is focused on providing treatments that address large and growing disease states that are principally served by primary care physicians. From insomnia to asthma, to depression and restless legs syndrome, we are seeking ways to improve the lives of the millions of people suffering from these potentially debilitating conditions.
The Sepracor Organized Customer Group is dedicated to working with managed care executives to find innovative solutions to improve patient care and support efforts to provide quality health care.
The common stock of Sepracor Inc. is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol SEPR.
VP, Corporate Accounts
With more than 20 years of experience, we are a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders. We are developing several product candidates in neurology and psychiatry to address unmet medical needs and opportunities in epilepsy, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its coexisting disorders, and depression. We are developing differentiated products by leveraging our proprietary and in-licensed technologies. We use such technologies to discover and develop novel uses for known drug compounds and to enhance their therapeutic benefits. Our focus on known drug compounds with established mechanisms of action reduces the risks, costs, and time typically associated with pharmaceutical product development.
Cross-Brand Relationship Marketing Manager - Managed Markets/Trade
Based in Deerfield, Ill., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc and Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc are subsidiaries of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan. The respective companies currently market oral diabetes, insomnia, rheumatology, gastroenterology, and cardiovascular treatments and seek to bring innovative products to patients through a pipeline that includes compounds in development for metabolic and cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology, neurology and other conditions. To learn more about Takeda companies, visit www.tpna.com.
Michael B. Pursel
Head of US Medical Advocacy, US Medical Affairs
Teva Pharmaceuticals’ North America Brand Pharmaceuticals group is built on the knowledge and expertise of multiple innovative business units, including respiratory, neurology, women’s health and biologics/specialty products. This brand division leverages the skills and competencies of each therapeutic area, and coordinates and aligns efforts for a more efficient and effective delivery of healthcare solutions.
Director, Market Access
ThromboGenics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic medicines. The company’s lead product is ocriplasmin (Jetrea) has been approved by the FDA for the pharmacological treatment of symptomatic Vitreomacular Adhesion (VMA).
Director of Managed Care
Upsher-Smith is dedicated to the pursuit of innovative products that enable people to live life to its greatest potential. The evolution of our company is driven by a spirit of collaboration, passion, and the shared goal of making life moments matter for the people who rely on us and our therapies. Our world is constantly evolving, and we are continually adapting to the ever-changing needs of patients, physicians, pharmacists, and healthcare organizations. As these needs grow, so do we. That’s why we are actively exploring product opportunities in the areas of the central nervous system, women’s health, dermatology, and generics. Where there is a need, we will strive to find a solution.
Director, Managed Care
VIVUS, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of novel therapeutic products addressing obesity, diabetes, sleep apnea and sexual health.
C.E. (Gene) Reeder
Xcenda is a premier full-service consultancy and leading managed markets agency whose experienced consulting team helps manufacturers identify, demonstrate, and deliver their brand’s value proposition to all healthcare stakeholders. For 15 years, Xcenda has been an essential partner, offering both strategic guidance and field support, to global pharmaceutical, device, and diagnostic companies, as well as emerging pre-commercialization phase firms.
Clients who partner with Xcenda access marketers, health outcomes researchers, epidemiologists, reimbursement strategists, market research experts, managed care decision makers, and clinicians who bring a breadth of expertise across payer, provider, and patient segments. In addition, as Xcenda is part of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, our clients benefit from greater access to an integrated and comprehensive range of specialty distribution and commercialization support services.