Hearts & Minds Blog

Getting the Band Back Together

Roger Newton, PhD, FAHA

Executive Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer

Late last year, one of the country’s most brilliant scientists called me and asked if I wanted to help him change the lives of millions of people – again. Two decades ago, that scientist, Roger Newton, helped create the statin Lipitor, which turned out to be the best selling pharmaceutical drug of all time. Because of his contribution to developing that medicine, millions of people have lived longer and healthier lives. I met Roger initially in 1998, just after he started the first Esperion Therapeutics…. more