Chairman of the Board and CEO
John Sedor was appointed as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Pernix Therapeutics in May 2016. Mr. Sedor is also Chairman and CEO of Sedor Pharmaceuticals. Prior to this, Mr. Sedor served as President, CEO and Director of Cangene Corporation, one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies in the development, manufacture and commercialization of therapies targeting infectious disease, hematology/oncology and transplantation. Under his guidance, Cangene was acquired by Emergent BioSolutions in February 2014. Prior to joining Cangene, he served as President, CEO and Director of CPEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty drug delivery pharmaceutical company, and managed its spin-off from Bentley Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to that, he was President of Bentley, which expanded its nanotechnology programs and added more than 20 new product approvals in the European market under his leadership. In 1996, John created Centeon LLC to develop and commercialize plasma protein biotherapeutics. Other previous roles include President of Sandoz Inc. (Novartis), and various senior positions at Verion, Rorer Pharmaceutical Co., Revlon Health Care Group and Armour Pharmaceutical Company.