Sun. Feb 5th, 2023

Civica, the hospital-backed generic pharmaceutical company, named Ned McCoy as its new CEO on Tuesday. 

McCoy is the company’s chief operating officer and will take over from current CEO, Martin VanTrieste on June 1. VanTrieste will stay on as an advisor to Civica and remain on its board of directors. As part of the transition, McCoy will join the board of directors. 

McCoy has been with Civica since its formation in 2018. He has overseen the development of the company’s essential medicines manufacturing facility in Petersburg, Virginia, which is expected to open in 2024. He also helped Civica sign manufacturing deals for over 60 sterile injectable medications, which were delivered to its health system members. 

Before Civica, McCoy worked at pharma giant Abbott for 32 years where he was a senior-level director in strategy. 

“I am honored to serve as the next CEO of Civica and continue our pivotal work of delivering quality generic medications that are available and affordable to everyone,” McCoy said in a statement. 

VanTrieste was Civica’s first-ever CEO. The long-time Amgen executive was named one of Modern Healthcare’s Most Influential People in 2021 for his work in growing the generic pharmaceutical company’s membership base. Civica has 50 health systems members, representing more than 1,200 hospitals across the U.S. It also added insurer Anthem in 2021.

“Martin’s decision to come out of retirement four years ago to help us shape and launch Civica was critical to bringing together diverse stakeholders to create a more reliable and affordable approach to generic medicines,” Dan Liljenquist, chairman of Civica’s board of directors, said in a statement.

Civica recently said it plans to produce insulin that will be available at lower prices. The company reached a co-development and commercial agreement with GeneSys Biologics to create three insulin biosimilars, glargine, lispro and aspart, which are interchangeable with Lantus, Humalog and Novolog.

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