Letter from the Editor
A Big Thank You to Our Contributors
This being the gift-giving season, I want to acknowledge and thank all those who
have been so generous to us as to offer the gift of their wisdom, experience and opinions over the last few years.
There are too many to thank individually (and apologies to those who don’t appear
here), but I’ll start with Alex Azar. Recently nominated by President Trump to head
up Health and Human Services, he was featured in these pages this past July. In our
interview with Alex, we found him thoughtful, measured, and ready to admit the
problems of the industry while recognizing the triumphs. He is not doctrinaire, and
has the requisite resumé to understand the challenges of HHS and deal with them
capably. We wish him well.
Courtesy of our well-traveled and well-connected Associate Editor Jill Donahue, we have heard from best-selling authors and noted speakers like Jonah Berger (Contagious), Daniel Pink (Drive), Adam Grant (Give
and Take), Keith Ferrazzi (Never Eat Alone), Charles Duhigg (The Power of Habit, and a Pulitzer Prize winner in journalism), and more.
Top executives have appeared in HS&M. Terry Bromley of Crawford Healthcare, David Epstein of Novartis,
Paul Perreault of CSL Behring, Deborah Waterhouse of GSK, Benson Smith of Teleflex, Eric Halvorson of
Comeg, Phil Croxford of Gamma Medica Inc., and others from J&J, Bayer, Pfizer, Lilly, Abbvie, Boehringer
Ingleheim, Nestlé Nutrition, Sanofi, BMS, UCB, Janssen, Teva, Roche, Astellas, Otsuka and a long list of others.
We also appreciate the consultants from ZS and IMS, who provide in-depth metrics about trends; commentators like Peter Pitts of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest; our friends at eyeforpharma and
exl (why are event companies too humble to capitalize their names?); insiders like Scott Nelson, Medsider
founder who brings us great interviews from the med tech sector; and of course our distinguished editorial
board, some of whom also contribute content—we’re looking at you, Chris Bergstrom, Maria Finlay and
Finally, thanks to our loyal readership, which grows with every issue. You are the reason we pound out these
pages, and we appreciate your interest and your feedback. A happy holiday season to all, and please enjoy the
perspicacious pearls from our distinguished contributors in this holiday issue.
As always, we continue to look for the value of your contributions. Let us know if you have an idea for an
article—the people we write for are the people who write for us.
Neil Greenberg, Editor
To become an HS&M contributing author or provide feedback, please email me