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Sanofi announces executive changes

BY Allison Cerra

PARIS — The president and CEO of Sanofi’s U.S. operations is stepping into a newly created role at the drug maker.

Greg Irace will become SVP global services, leading the global information systems function and will be responsible for shared support functions across all Sanofi businesses in North America. He also will play a key role in the development of a global strategy for shared services. Irace will report to Jérôme Contamine, Sanofi EVP and CFO.

Sanofi also announced that former GlaxoSmithKline executive Anne Whitaker will join Sanofi as president of the company’s North America pharmaceuticals business, and also will become part of Sanofi’s global management committee, effective Sept. 1. She will report to global operations president Hanspeter Spek.

Both Irace and Whitaker will be based in Bridgewater, N.J.

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WellSpan Health to open three CareExpress clinics in York County, Pa.

BY Antoinette Alexander

YORK, Pa. — WellSpan Health is planning to open this fall three CareExpress walk-in health clinics in York County, Pa., of which two clinics will be located inside Giant Food Stores.

According to WellSpan Health’s website, the first clinic is slated to open in DJ Plaza in September. The other two clinic locations will open in October within the Giant Food Stores.

Similar to other retail-based health clinics, WellSpan CareExpress will treat such minor ailments as coughs, colds, ear aches, pink eye and sinusitis, and will offer wellness screenings, immunizations and physicals.

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Biogen Idec expands MS ActiveSource

BY Allison Cerra

WESTON, Mass. — Biogen Idec has expanded its online resource for patients living with multiple sclerosis to include new resources and support programs.

MS ActiveSource features have expanded to include additional information and support on a range of issues, including financial assistance and nursing services. Additionally, the website also features a new online patient-to-patient community called ActiveVoices.

"Biogen Idec has a long history of partnering with the MS community. Aimed at being the gold standard resource for people living with MS, MS ActiveSource provides extensive services and resources specifically focused on helping people with MS and their families live well while fighting this disease," said Brian Prunier, senior director of Patient Services at Biogen Idec. "With MS ActiveSource, patients and caregivers can easily access financial assistance, insurance counseling, 24/7 nurse support and online resources created specifically with the patient in mind. In addition, our dedicated ActiveSource coordinators offer individual support to help address each patient’s unique needs."

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