Joseph J. LaRosa Joins Nycomed US Inc.
MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Nycomed US Inc. announced today the appointment of Joseph J. LaRosa as its new Senior Vice President and General Counsel, reporting to Steve Andrzejewski, CEO of Nycomed US. Joe will be the chief legal advisor of the company and oversee all of the company’s legal and intellectual property matters. In addition, he will also be responsible for the company’s compliance functions.
Joe was Vice President, Legal Affairs at Schering-Plough Corporation, where he served as a corporate officer and a member of the operations management team. In over 15 years with that company he led several critical legal functions including international, US health care and managed markets, marketing and sales, commercial law and M&A /licensing. He also served as corporate secretary to the board and headed the securities and governance group. Joe’s experience in compliance includes serving as Vice President of Global Compliance and Legal Affairs at Avon Products, Inc., where he was that company’s first global chief compliance officer. Earlier, Joe practiced law with New York law firms.
Joe holds a law degree from New York University School of Law and a BA in Psychology and Political Science from New York University.
“I am delighted to welcome Joe to Nycomed US. He is a seasoned, business savvy lawyer and an important addition to my Executive Leadership Team,” says Steve Andrzejewski, CEO of Nycomed US. “Joe’s broad industry and legal experience will provide us with the infrastructure to advance our business goals and commitment to compliance and business integrity.”
About Nycomed US
Nycomed US Inc. is a subsidiary of Nycomed and operates two divisions in the United States focused on specialty pharmaceuticals in dermatology. Founded in 1849, Fougera is a division of Nycomed US Inc. and is the leading manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of topical products. The PharmaDerm division is dedicated to developing and commercializing novel prescription products to treat diseases and conditions of the skin – the largest organ of the human body. For more information on Fougera’s complete line of products, please call Fougera Customer Service at (800) 645-9833 or visit the company online at www.fougera.com. Information on PharmaDerm products can be found online at www.pharmaderm.com. More information is also available at www.nycomedus.com.
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