Richard Smith will succeed Richard Friedman as CEO of BioScrip, a pharmaceutical services company based in Elmsford, N.Y. Among BioScrip's offerings are a Web-based pharmacy reporting system and a mail-order medication service.
Friedman, who was named BioScrip's chairman and CEO in 2006, will continue to serve as nonexecutive chairman of the company's board, effective Jan.1, 2011. Smith joined BioScrip as president and chief operating officer in 2009.
Previously, Smith, 51, was CEO and director of Byram Healthcare Centers, Milford, Conn., a medical supply company. He also served as president and COO of Option Care, a Buffalo Gove, Ill.-based home infusion company that was acquired by Walgreens in 2007.