STAT+: Pharmalittle: Biogen hires Viehbacher as its CEO; new dengue vaccine rolled out amid safety concerns

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Biogen named Christopher Viehbacher, who formerly ran Sanofi, as its new chief executive officer, opening a new chapter for one of the first and most successful biotechnology firms but one that has struggled since the disastrous launch of the Alzheimer’s treatment Aduhelm, STAT writes. Viehbacher, 62, will take the reins Monday, succeeding Michel Vounatsos, who announced his impending resignation in May. At Sanofi, Viehbacher was largely responsible for repositioning the staid drugmaker and for deepening its partnership with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. But he was ousted in 2014 after an embarrassingly public conflict with the Sanofi board.

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