BRIEF-Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc names Joseph Papa to be CEO and chairman
April 25 (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc
* Valeant names Joseph C. Papa to be chairman and chief executive officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals
* Says Papa is expected to join Valeant by early May
* Papa, who will also join Valeant's board of directors, will succeed Michael Pearson
* Papa will succeed J. Michael Pearson, who is expected to remain as CEO and a director until Mr. Papa arrives at Valeant
* Says PAPA will join Valeant from Perrigo Company Plc Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
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