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P. Roy Vagelos

Merck & Company

1985 - 1994

Healthcare

1980 b. 1929
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateUniversity of Pennsylvania
GraduateMD, Columbia University
Personal
Born-Died1929
BirthplaceNew Jersey (NJ)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1980

Vagelos had an uncanny ability to turn scientific research into commercial blockbuster success. He is credited with rejuvenating Merck’s research efforts, culminating in the development of breakthrough applications for hypertension, heart disease, and cholesterol management. Under his leadership, Merck was named the “most admired” company for seven consecutive years by Fortune 500 business leaders.