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Resume: Howard Solomon


BORN

Aug. 12, 1927, New York.

EDUCATION

BA in Social Sciences, City College of New York, 1949; LLB, Yale Law School, 1952.

CURRENT POSITION

CEO, Forest Labs, since 1977; chairman since 1998.

BEST BUSINESS DECISION

Licensed a popular European antidepressant from H. Lundbeck in 1996. The drug, sold in the U.S. as Celexa, rang up sales of $980 million last year.

HIS PRIMARY IMPETUS

When his son Andrew was debilitated by depression, Solomon researched treatments and found that Lundbeck's drug wasn't available in the U.S.

PERSONAL TOUCH

At Celexa's launch, Solomon read from the draft of Andrew's book about depression.

THOUGHTS ON DEPRESSION

"It makes you deal with life's problems: love and unrequited love. It makes you deeper."

FAMILY

Widowed; two sons, Andrew and David.


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