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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER RESIGNS

May 8, 2006
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Boston Scientific Corp.'s chief medical officer, Mary Russell, has resigned and will leave in July, a company spokesman said. Russell oversees clinical and regulatory affairs for a $6 billion portfolio of medical devices. No reason was offered for her departure. Russell, 51, a cardiologist, joined the Natick company six years ago and helped shepherd the Taxus drug-eluting stent through its clinical trials. Taxus sales now account for close to $3 billion annually, making it one of the world's top-selling medical devices. No replacement for Russell has been named. Boston Globe (http://www.boston.com/business/globe/articles/2006/05/05/boston_scientific_chief_medical_officer_resigns/)