John Stafford: The Scrappy Chief Alchemist At American Home

After successfully battling cancer, 60-year-old John Stafford, chairman and CEO of American Home Products, says he's ready for any challenge. And at no time has his scrappiness been more necessary. On June 1, in the biggest drug merger ever--a $35 billion stock swap--he announced the union of $14.2 billion AHP and $7.5 billion Monsanto.

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