09 Jan Tommy Thompson joins drug company as advisor
Tommy Tompson, formerly a Wisconsin governor and then secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has accepted an advisory position with Alfacell Corporation.
Alfacell develops cancer theraputics and is moving closer to filing a new drug application with the federal Food and Drug Administration for its lead drug candidate. The company’s headquarters are in Bloomfield, New Jersy, but it has a local presence.
“I first became familiar with Alfacell as governor of wisconsin, where the company manufactures its products,” Thompson said in a written statement.
Since his cabinet position in presdient George W. Bush’s first term, Thompson has joined the boards of several companies, including C.R. Bard, also in New Jersy, and Picis, in Massachusetts.
He said last July that he would get a computer-chip implant that would provide access to his medical records, though national news reporters found he still hadn’t several months later.