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Mary Jo Laffler

Executive Editor, US Commercial/R&D

Mary Jo oversees a talented team analyzing business and clinical activity for Scrip, Pink Sheet and In Vivo. Since starting as a reporter in 2000, Mary Jo has held editor positions across Pink Sheet and the former Pink Sheet DAILY and Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly, and covered the drug development process from clinical trials to FDA review to approval and launch, as well as keeping track of broad industry trends and the commercial landscape. Mary Jo helped create the FDA Performance Tracker charts as a way to use regulatory data to aid development decisions and better understand agency patterns, and continues to enjoy working with data to identify industry trends through features and infographics. She frequently moderates webinars and panels at conferences. An avid reader, Mary Jo volunteers as a literacy tutor and is on the board of the local library.

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