Floyd E. Leaders, Jr., Ph.D.
Floyd E. Leaders, Jr. Ph.D., is Chief Executive Officer of Botanical Enterprises, Inc., which is dedicated to re-introducing botanical products into mainstream US medicine as both dietary supplements and drugs. He holds a BS in Pharmacy from Drake University, and MS and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the State University of Iowa. He taught at the University of Kansas Medical School or five years and spent the next twenty-four years in the US Pharmaceutical Industry supervising development of new chemical entity drugs. As FDA liaison for the Office of Alternative Medicine at NIH in 1994, he guided development of the first botanical INDs in recent times. He has over 100 presentations, publications and book chapters, has Co-Chaired six cutting edge workshops on botanicals and is a frequent speaker on the development of natural (botanical) products for use in health care.