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Valeant starts search to replace CEO Pearson

Valeant starts search to replace CEO Pearson

LAVAL, Quebec — J. Michael Pearson is slated to step down as chief executive officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., which has begun a search for a new CEO. The embattled drug maker said Monday that its board has initiated a search to identify a candidate to take over for Pearson, who will continue to

Valeant appoints interim CEO

Valeant appoints interim CEO

LAVAL, Quebec — Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has named former chief financial officer Howard Schiller as interim chief executive officer, effective immediately. Valeant said Wednesday that it appointed Schiller to the interim role because chairman and CEO J. Michael Pearson remains in the hospital, where he is being treated for severe pneumonia, and the timing