Roger Newton is CEO of Esperion Therapeutics. He is one of the discoverers of Lipitor, the top selling drug in the world.

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How weird have things gotten in the drug industry? Ask Roger Newton, who led the development of Pfizer's Lipitor, the world's biggest drug. Then, 10 years ago, he left to found a biotech and sold it to Pfizer for more than a billion dollars. And now he's spinning the same biotech back out as a start-up backed with $22.75 million in venture capital to support its work to develop new heart disease drugs that work by boosting the good cholesterol, HDL.

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