AbbVie research chief heads for the exits, amid rash of top R&D departures

An epidemic of retirements among top R&D executives is continuing with the news that AbbVie's ($ABBV) senior researcher is headed for the exits. AbbVie filed forms with the SEC on Friday saying that John Leonard, the company's senior vice president and CSO, will be leaving in the coming months. And the company says that one of his last acts will be advising the company on his successor. Report