Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

10578 Science Center Drive
Suite 125
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 625 2424

5 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054
(973) 254 3560


Management Team

Pacira Management: Richard Scranton

Richard Scranton, MD, MPH
Chief Scientific Officer

Richard Scranton joined Pacira in November 2011. As Chief Scientific Officer, he currently oversees strategic direction on health outcomes and economic research, and directs programs that assist Pacira’s customers in realizing the value provided by Pacira’s innovative products. He also works extensively on Pacira‚Äôs public affairs activities, which includes legislative activity and advocacy, and is the lead on health affairs relating to the Department of Defense.

Prior to joining Pacira, Dr. Scranton was Chief Medical Officer for VeroScience in Tiverton, RI. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Clinical Epidemiology/Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health and earned his MD from the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. He completed his residency in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged as lieutenant commander, continuing as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He also holds a BA in Biology from the University of Tennessee.