Roger Newton is CEO of Esperion Therapeutics. He is one of the discoverers of Lipitor, the top selling drug in the world.
In the news
- Deals of the Year 2008: Executive of the Year Roger Newton took back control from Pfizer, Ann Arbor Business Review, November 2008
- The Luckiest Guy In The Drug Business, Forbes, May 1 2008
How weird have things gotten in the drug industry? Ask Roger Newton, who led the development of Pfizer's Lipitor, the world's biggest drug. Then, 10 years ago, he left to found a biotech and sold it to Pfizer for more than a billion dollars. And now he's spinning the same biotech back out as a start-up backed with $22.75 million in venture capital to support its work to develop new heart disease drugs that work by boosting the good cholesterol, HDL.