Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp, Scottsdale, Ariz, last week announced that Joseph Cooper, executive vice president for corporate and product development, has resigned and will leave the company on June 30, 2010.

Mark Prygocki will become president, which is a new position in the firm. Prygocki will oversee human resources, public relations, and manufacturing; and Chief Financial Officer Richard Peterson, who also serves as an executive vice president and treasurer, will lead the company’s business development and information technology departments.

Jason Hanson will become executive vice president, chief operating officer, and acting general counsel and corporate secretary. Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer Seth Rodner will be promoted to general counsel and corporate secretary after the appointment of a new chief compliance officer.

The company also said Chief Scientific Officer Mitchell Wortzman will lead the Professional Relations area of the business, which aims to strengthen its relationships with physicians and other health care providers.

[Source: Bloomberg/Medicis]