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Health Care

Aug 6, 2013

Zoetis sees income drop, but stands by bold revenue projections

Zoeits Inc., the New Jersey-based animal health unit spun off of Pfizer Inc., said second-quarter net income declined 26 percent, largely due to one-time charges from becoming a standalone company, while revenue rose 2 percent.

Aug 6, 2013

Kennedy University Hospital names VP for medical operations

Kennedy Health System, which has an administrative office in Vorhees and medical facilities throughout South Jersey, announced Monday it has appointed Dr. Maryann Lauletta as vice president of medical operations for Kennedy University Hospital.

Aug 6, 2013

Aerie Pharmaceuticals names new COO

Bedminster-based Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Monday it has named Thomas Mitro president and chief operating officer. Mitro's appointment is effective immediately.

Aug 5, 2013

N.J. scientists launch company to provide cheaper genetic testing

Two New Jersey scientists have started a company to increase availability of lower-cost genetic tests in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that declared naturally occurring gene sequences are not patentable.

Aug 5, 2013

Zoetis joint venture in China announces first vaccine approval

Zoetis Inc., the Florham-Park based animal health business that recently spun off from Pfizer Inc., has received the first vaccine approval for its Chinese joint venture.

Aug 5, 2013

InnoPharma announces new VP

Piscataway-based InnoPharma Inc. announced today it has appointed Deborah DuFresne vice president for strategic portfolio selection and management. DuFresne will lead the pharmaceutical company's product selection process.

Aug 5, 2013

Eye-opener for real estate as Bausch Lomb plans N.J. HQ

It lacked the intrigue and the state-on-state warfare that's become common in corporate relocations, but the sudden news that Bausch & Lomb's headquarters will be moved to New Jersey has raised eyebrows and questions in the real estate community.

Aug 2, 2013

Merck courting multiple buyers as it mulls future of Kenilworth property

Merck & Co. said it's in discussion with potential buyers in both the private and government sectors for a series of manufacturing buildings that will close Oct. 1 as result of the pharmaceutical's company consolidation.

Aug 2, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser names new North American president

Global consumer products manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser, of Parsippany, announced Thursday the appointment of Alexander Lacik, 48, to the position of president of the company’s North American operations.

Aug 2, 2013

Merck announces it will lay off 113 at its Kenilworth facility

Global pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. Inc., based in the Whitehouse Station section of Readington, will lay off 113 workers at its Kenilworth division effective Oct. 1, according to the New Jersey Department of Labor.

Aug 1, 2013

Health plan pricing through Affordable Care Act coming next month

Small businesses and individuals shopping for government-subsidized health plans on New Jersey’s exchange will learn the details — and pricing — for those new plans and their prices in mid-September, according to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services of the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

Aug 1, 2013

Cigna names new president for tristate area

Cigna, of New York, announced Wednesday it named Scott Evelyn as president and general manager for the company's tristate market, which includes New York, New Jersey and a small portion of southwestern Connecticut, effective Sept. 1.