David Stack to Retire as Chairman and CEO Once Successor is Appointed
Board Has Initiated Search for Successor
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacira BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCRX), the industry leader in its commitment to non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions, today announced that David (“Dave”) Stack will retire from his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. To ensure a seamless transition, Mr. Stack has committed to continuing in his current role until a new CEO is appointed by the board of directors, who are conducting the search. He will then continue in a consulting role with the company through August of 2025.
“On behalf of our entire board and team, I want to thank Dave for his leadership, commitment and innumerable contributions to our company over the course of his distinguished career at Pacira,” said Paul Hastings, Lead Independent Director of the Pacira Board. “Dave has been an exceptional and transformational visionary who recognized the significant need for opioid-sparing pain management and redefined the role of opioids as rescue therapy only. He has transformed Pacira into a leading provider of innovative non-opioid pain management solutions that significantly enhances patient care to drive sustainable growth for years to come. The board looks forward to working with Dave to ensure a seamless transition by identifying the right successor to lead Pacira in its next chapter.”
“Leading Pacira for the last 16 years has been the highlight of my professional career and I am extremely proud of all we have accomplished during that time,” said Mr. Stack. “We have built a strong company and team with a portfolio of three best-in-class opioid-sparing commercial assets. As we approach the next phase of growth, the time has come to begin to transition leadership. I am committed to supporting a smooth succession while generating value for stockholders, and in the meantime remain focused on advancing our important mission of providing non-opioid pain management options to as many patients as possible.”
Mr. Stack continued, “I will work closely with the board on the search for my successor to ensure the company is positioned for further success. I also want to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated team of employees who continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to helping patients and communities by ending the era of opioids as the standard of care for pain management.”
The company’s board has retained Klein Hersh International, a leading executive search firm to assist in a comprehensive search for the company’s next chief executive officer.
Pacira BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCRX) is committed to providing non-opioid pain management options to as many patients as possible to redefine the role of opioids as rescue therapy only. The company is also developing innovative interventions to address debilitating conditions involving the sympathetic nervous system, such as cardiac electrical storm, chronic pain, and spasticity. Pacira has three commercial-stage non-opioid treatments: EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension), a long-acting local analgesic currently approved for infiltration, fascial plane block, and as an interscalene brachial plexus nerve block for postsurgical pain management; ZILRETTA® (triamcinolone acetonide extended-release injectable suspension), an extended-release, intra-articular injection indicated for the management of osteoarthritis knee pain; and ioveraº®, a novel, handheld device for delivering immediate, long-acting, drug-free pain control using precise, controlled doses of cold temperature to a targeted nerve. To learn more about Pacira, including the corporate mission to reduce overreliance on opioids, visit www.pacira.com.
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