Hail GSK's chairman-to-be Philip Hampton: It's a tough job ahead

Philip Hampton

It's official: GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) tapped Royal Bank of Scotland chair Philip Hampton to take the reins as chairman. The choice comes as increasingly restive shareholders call for change at the drugmaker, plagued by corruption scandals and suffering from competition to its megablockbuster respiratory drug Advair. He'll join GSK's board Jan. 1, become deputy chair in April and move into Chairman Christopher Gent's seat in September 2015. Report

Suggested Articles

The FDA has granted Amarin's Vascepa a possible blockbuster label expansion for CV risk reduction in patients with or without CV disease.

In a high-stakes patent lawsuit between CAR-T companies Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gilead Sciences, BMS has come up with a victory. 

It’s been a year of ups and downs for Pfizer’s Xeljanz. But the company is hoping to close on a high note, with help from a new extended-release pill.