Upjohn's Man In The Hot Seat

You can't say John Zabriskie lacks chutzpah. The 54-year-old Merck executive vice-president is tackling what may be the drug industry's toughest job: resuscitating Upjohn. When Zabriskie becomes Upjohn chairman and CEO on Jan. 3, replacing Theodore Cooper, who died of cancer in April, he'll inherit a tangle of thorny problems.

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