Peter Lacouture Joins Hospira as Medical Director, Pain Management

Life Science Partner Recruits Pain Clinical Specialist from Purdue Pharma and Co-Founder of Magidom Discovery

Life Science Partner announces the recruitment of Peter Lacouture, PhD, to become Medical Director of Pain Management for Hospira.  Hospira is a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company that develops, manufactures and markets products that help improve the safety, effectiveness and costs of patient care.  The company recently acquired Javelin Pharmaceuticals to take advantage of the synergies between Javelin’s main product candidate, DylojectTM ,a post-operative pain management drug and Hospira’s proprietary sedation agent PrecedexTM.

In 2001, Lacouture co-founded Magidom Discovery, a pharmaceutical services company focused on all aspects of research and development for pain management drug development.  This followed his long tenure at Purdue Pharma where he served as the Senior Director of Clinical Research.  In his new role at Hospira, Lacouture will have overall responsibility for the clinical development of the expanding portfolio of pain drugs under development, as well as leading the decision process regarding the potential clinical utility and regulatory strategy of pain management compounds.

“Lacouture has a strong background in clinical development of acute pain drugs – both as the leader of compounds in development in a major leader in the space, as well as with small companies as a consultant,” noted Tom Callaway, MD, President of Life Science Partner.  “His considerable network of key opinion leaders in the space will serve Hospira well as it continues to expand it considerable portfolio of pain managements drugs and systems.”

Lacouture earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the College of Holy Cross, Worcester.  He received his Masters in Pharmacology/Toxicology and his PhD in Pharmacology/Physiology from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Boston.

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