Bristol-Myers Head Fired Amid Plavix Debacle

Law360, New York (September 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After a troubled five-year stint, the embattled chief executive of Bristol-Myers Squibb has been fired, along with the company's general counsel, over the pharmaceutical giant's alleged mishandling of the Plavix patent dispute.

The company’s board revealed the dismissal on Tuesday, a day after the court-appointed overseer, Frederick B. Lacey, recommended that Peter Dolan be released from his top position.

"I want to express my deep appreciation and respect for Peter for his unyielding commitment to our company's mission, values and purpose, and for his many impressive...
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