People In The News: Government Officials Go Private; New Top Leadership At Advaxis, Aerie
Former FDA CIO Perakslis joins IT consultancy; Former DoJ FCA litigator May joins Arnold & Porter; PatientsLikeMe names researchers to pilot test new PRO validation tool; more personnel announcements in this month’s column.
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The upbeat ex-Shire exec has moved on from his tumultuous break-up with the specialty pharma and is on day three in his new role as CEO of CNS start-up SAGE Therapeutics. He will focus on bringing CNS products forward for orphan indications.
Taha Kass-Hout has begun his tenure as Chief Informatics Officer, focusing on scientific computing; the agency expects to hire a Chief Information Officer within 60 to 90 days to handle software development and deployment and infrastructure.
While the primary objective will be to help members of the online patient community better manage their health, the new platform will offer an opportunity for pharmaceutical companies to validate patient-reported outcomes that they develop, something that could be useful as PROs gain more traction in the FDA review process.