Issue Date: October 31, 2011 | Web Date: October 30, 2011
Bruce Roth Looks Ahead
Bruce Roth was just 31 years old when he first made atorvastatin, a small molecule designed to cut high cholesterol. Medicinal chemists know the rest of the story. Roth went on to scale the management ranks in the pharmaceutical industry, today serving as vice president of discovery chemistry at Genentech. And his most famous handiwork, better known by its brand name Lipitor, became the biggest drug in history, pulling in more . . .
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