John J. Castellani, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
As PhRMA’s President and CEO, Mr. Castellani leads an organization that represents America’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, which directly employ more than 600,000 men and women nationwide working to create new medicines that help patients the world over fight disease and live longer, healthier lives. PhRMA members are among the most innovative research-based companies in the world, investing an estimated $45.8 billion in new medical research and development in 2009 alone.
In assuming his new responsibilities, Mr. Castellani has pledged that PhRMA will continue to lead efforts to find patient-centered solutions to healthcare challenges in America and around the globe. In particular, PhRMA will focus on helping to successfully implement — and improve — the recently enacted healthcare reform law and will work to build a dynamic environment in the United States that promotes and rewards medical innovation.