UPDATED: 01.23.10 @ 10 PM EST -- A commenter, below informs that Ray Russo is not related to Patricia Russo. The anonymous comment also offers these observations -- for which we are grateful: ". . . .No, Ray and Pat are not related. Ray is a good guy and wasn't involved with the dynamics of the legacy SP senior management. Overall, a good family man and hard worker.
January 23, 2010 @ 5:50 PM. . . ."
Sincere thanks go to my well-informed, and diligently thoughtful commenters -- Namaste!
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A smallish item -- as he was never a "top five" officer -- but another casualty of the Vytorin meltdown and bust-up, styled as a reverse-merger finds new employment at Shionogi Pharma, leading that company's Primary Care business, and reporting to the CCO:
. . . .Commenting on the announcement, Patrick Fourteau, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Ray comes to Shionogi Pharma with over 25 years of experience with Schering-Plough Corporation, where he most recently served as Global Vice President Marketing, Cardiovascular Franchise. He complements our team well with his wealth of leadership and pharmaceutical experience. We look forward to Ray's contributions to our continued success". . . .
But if you know something -- I'd love to hear about it.
I collect this sort of trivia. It also makes me wonder about this Paul Weiss lawyer's possible connections to these families -- Raphael M. Russo.