SAN CARLOS, Calif., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmacoFore, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation abuse-resistant prescription drugs, today announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph Stauffer as Chief Medical Officer & VP, Corporate Strategy and Dr. Narinder Banait as VP, Intellectual Property.
Dr. Joseph Stauffer - Chief Medical Officer & VP, Corporate Strategy
Prior to joining PharmacoFore, Dr. Stauffer was Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy at DURECT Corporation, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of pharmaceutical systems to treat chronic debilitating diseases. Prior to joining DURECT, Dr. Stauffer was at Alpharma, Inc. from 2004 to 2009, where his latest position prior to the acquisition of Alpharma by King Pharmaceuticals was as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Clinical Research & Medical Affairs. His responsibilities at Alpharma included oversight of all clinical pharmacology, clinical development, pharmacovigilance, medical affairs, risk management and health outcomes/pharmacoeconomics. Dr. Stauffer led the development and regulatory efforts that resulted in the approval of EMBEDA®, an abuse-resistant formulation of morphine. Prior to joining Alpharma, Dr. Stauffer was employed at Abbott Laboratories from 2002 to 2004 as Global Medical Director for Pain Therapeutics. In that role, he was responsible for Phase I-III trials for Vicodin, Vicoprofen, Dilaudid, as well as novel compounds targeting neuropathic pain. Prior to Abbott, he worked at the FDA from 2000 to 2002 as a Medical Review Officer in the Analgesic Division of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. While there, he reviewed Investigational New Drug (IND) Applications and New Drug Applications (NDAs) for opiate, non-opiate, anti-inflammatory and novel pain compounds. Dr. Stau
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