William Stagner, a former senior vice president and general manager at Cardinal Health, is joining pharmaceutical firm Pozen as senior vice president for program management and development planning.

“Bill is an outstanding pharmaceutical executive who brings to Pozen years of experience in the management of pharmaceutics, preclinical, and clinical development programs, as well as experience as a general manager,” said John Plachetka, chairman and CEO of Pozen, in a statement.

Stagner has also worked with Magellan Labs, GlaxoWellcome and Merrell Dow research Institute. At one time he was pharmaceutics director for Glaxo Research Institute.

Stagner, a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy with undergraduate, masters and PhD degrees, has been involved in more than 25 new drug applications.

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