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jeffrey b. kindler

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer Inc.


Why Business Should Change to Earn Back Trust


On Tuesday, December 1, at the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston, Jeffrey B. Kindler, chairman and chief executive officer of Pfizer Inc., called for businesses to change, warning failure to do so may "lead to policy changes that could damage our competitiveness, and put our long-term prosperity at risk." Martin Madaus, chairman, president, and CEO of Millipore Corporation, introduced Kindler.

TAKE AWAYS

“We have to start [earning back trust] by … acknowledging where we've gone wrong, showing that we're making real changes, and demonstrating that we are willing to work together to address society's most urgent problems.” VIEW TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO »

“We're going to continue to engage in significant acts of philanthropy, but we know that philanthropy is not enough. We need more sustainable programs.”VIEW TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO »

“We're advocating for a stronger Food & Drug Administration, one that's better funded and shielded from the political influence that has gotten in its way in recent years.” VIEW TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO »

“We have committed to supporting part of the cost of health care reform … by helping to close the "doughnut hole" coverage gap that exists for many senior citizens who get their prescriptions through Medicare.” 
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PRESS COVERAGE

MarketWatch: “Pfizer CEO says he supports Senate healthcare bill”
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Wall Street Journal: “Pfizer CEO: Health-Care Reform Very Important”
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REUTERS: “Pfizer CEO opposes any US reform targeting prices” 
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Forbes.com: “Pfizer champions ethics reform, seeks to turn page” 
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Boston Globe: “Pfizer deal poses challenge to Genzyme” READ ARTICLE »

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Speaker's Table (clockwise from bottom): Robert Popeo (Chairman, Mintz Levin); Patrick Purcell (President, Herald Media); The Honorable Therese Murray (Senate President, Massachusetts State Senate); Joseph Petrowski (Chief Executive Officer, Cumberland Farms - Gulf Oil); John Fish (Chief Executive Officer, Suffolk Construction); Ellen Zane (President & CEO, Tufts Medical Center); Wyc Grousbeck (Chief Executive Officer & Governor, Boston Celtics); Robert DeMartini, Chie Executive Officer, New Balance); James Mongan (Former President & CEO, Partners Health Care); Martin Madaus (Chairman, President, & CEO, Millipore Corporation); Ronald Sargent (Chairman & CEO, Staples)

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Members of the media crowd around Mr. Kindler following his remarks.