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• Robert Brackett, the former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official who since late 2007 has been serving as Senior Vice President for Scientific and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Science Officer at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), announced that he will leave the trade association later this year.

GMA said that Brackett will remain with the organization while a search for successor is conducted.

• Rite Aid says that its CEO, Mary Sammons, will step down from that job, though she will remain as chairwoman of the board until June 2012. John Standley, the company’s president/COO, will take on the CEO’s job.
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