This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

OPKO Health Announces Key Executive Appointments For Renal Division

OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) today announced the hiring of key executives for its Renal Division. Scott Toner will join as Vice President, US Marketing and Sales and Dr. Steve Strugnell will join as Senior Director, Scientific Affairs.

Mr. Toner has over 30 years of pharmaceutical experience with a history of developing effective marketing strategies for new drugs to treat chronic kidney disease (CKD). Mr. Toner was previously Senior Director of Global Marketing at Reata Pharmaceuticals with responsibility for the marketing strategy supporting a new innovative therapy for CKD in type 2 diabetes patients; Executive Director of Marketing at AMAG Pharmaceuticals where he led the launch of Feraheme ®, an iron replacement product for dialysis patients; and Director of Renal Commercial Development at Abbott Laboratories with responsibility for Zemplar ®. Zemplar became the most successful vitamin D therapy for secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in the US. Mr. Toner also serves as a member of the Board of the American Association of Kidney Disease Patients (AAKP).

Dr. Strugnell has extensive experience in the research and development of new vitamin D drugs for CKD patients with vitamin D insufficiency. Prior to OPKO, he was Associate Scientific Director at Genzyme Renal and Associate Director of Preclinical Research at Bone Care International where he managed research supporting Hectorol ®, the first modern vitamin D product approved in the US for SHPT in pre-dialysis patients. Dr. Strugnell received his PhD degree from Queens University under the direction of Dr. Glenville Jones, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the direction of Dr. Hector DeLuca. Drs. Jones and DeLuca are internationally regarded experts on vitamin D metabolism.

"Scott and Steve are powerful additions to our management team," said Dr. Charles W. Bishop, CEO of OPKO Renal. "These two individuals have a remarkable understanding of the renal market and provide unparalleled experience in developing and launching proprietary renal disease products."

1 of 4

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,888.35 +168.43 0.95%
S&P 500 2,102.63 +22.22 1.07%
NASDAQ 5,156.3060 +47.64 0.93%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs