During his watch, Actelion was cited for not reporting 3500 deaths of patients taking two of its drugs to the US Food an Drug Administration (FDA). Actelion blocked availability of samples of one of its drugs to generic drug companies, an action that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged violated anti-trust laws. Actelion purchased a company that was working on a drug that could have become a competitor to Actelion's most remunerative product, and then shut down development, possibly preventing a drug that might help patients from reaching them. Finally, Acetelion's marketing practices seem to be currently under investigation by a US Attorney.
One wonders why cardiologists would want such an individual representing them as leader of their premier organization?
(Dr Wes wondered as well.)