Industry veteran Bob Rhatigan is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Merz North America. Patrick Urban is new Chief Commercial Officer. In a transaction valued at approximately $397 million, an affiliate of funds advised by Apax Partners will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Syneron Candela for $11.00 per share in cash. Hollywood has a “tendency to depict skin disease in an evil context,” authors of a new JAMA Dermatology analysis of famous movie heroes and villains conclude.
PLUS: An update on anti-MOC efforts, with comment from H.L. Greenberg, MD.