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Vinay Bhatt Joins Wedgewood Pharmacy as as vice president, Quality and Compliance


Vinay Bhatt has joined Wedgewood Pharmacy as vice president, Quality and Compliance reporting to Joe Costa, president and chief operating officer. In this role, Vinay will lead the quality control, quality assurance, and pharmacist teams across the Wedgewood Pharmacy enterprise, working closely with the leadership team to develop and execute the corporate strategy, goals, and objectives.

Vinay will oversee quality systems and ensure overall compliance with current applicable quality standards; lead development of a quality culture that supports the company’s values of customer focus, integrity, collaboration, and innovation, while meeting the needs of the company’s stakeholders, including regulators; and lead the pharmacist organization, including the pharmacists-in-charge, to ensure that regulatory requirements and quality expectations are met. 

Vinay joins the company with deep knowledge and expertise in quality, compliance, regulatory, and research and development. Most recently, he was the head of Quality for Viatris, Inc., a global pharmaceutical and healthcare company, where he was responsible for site quality operations and quality management systems.

Prior to Viatris, he was vice president, Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Leading Pharma, LLC, a privately owned generic pharmaceutical company that purchases, licenses, develops, manufactures, and distributes generic drugs. Before joining Leading Pharma LLC, he held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including head of Global Quality and Compliance, for Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc., the U.S. generic drug division of Zydus Cadila Healthcare based in India.

In previous positions, for Schering-Plough Corporation he was director, Validation/Technical Services; and held the same title for Apotex, Inc., a Canadian pharmaceutical company. He was chief editor of the GMP Compliance, Productivity and Quality: Achieving Synergy in Healthcare Manufacturing book.

Vinay holds both a B.S. degree in Chemistry and an M.S. degree in Organic Chemistry with specialization in synthetic drugs from V.N. South Gujarat University, Surat, India. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Applied Chemistry from M.S. University of Baroda in Baroda, India.

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