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As editor-at-large at Chief Executive magazine, Jennifer Pellet writes feature stories and CEO roundtable coverage and also edits various sections of the publication.

Cardinal’s Profit Prescription

When George Barrett joined Cardinal Health in 2008, both the company and the health care industry were at a crossroads. Founded as a private entity in the ’70s, the Dublin, Ohio-based drug distributor had grown into a Fortune 500 behemoth, commanding the No. 2 spot in the drug distribution business and also operating a lucrative—and growing—medical-device business. However, while both ...

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The DNA of Disruptive Innovation

For the past 30 years pharma has thrived on big molecule breakthroughs and savvy marketing, but that model has been challenged by an environment of skyrocketing health care spending, rising development costs and intensifying competition from generics. Clearly, pharma needs a way to rethink its business—change its DNA—and re-invent and renew itself by rethinking the entire end-to-end value chain.

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Case Study: Partnering for Potential, Array BioPharma’s Ron Squarer

You’ve stepped in as CEO at a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of targeted small molecule drugs used to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases. In taking the helm, you’re charged with finishing the company’s 10-year transition from developing drugs for larger pharma companies to steering some of those molecules through late-stage development and commercialization on its own.

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