Dedicated To Your Healthy and Youthful Appearance and Self-Image

Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation is the leading independent specialty pharmaceutical company in the United States focusing primarily on the treatment of dermatological and aesthetic conditions. Medicis is dedicated to helping patients attain a healthy and youthful appearance and self-image. Since our inception in 1988, we have introduced more than 30 new products and formulations, making us a prolific source of new products in the specialties we serve. Today, we have leading branded prescription products in a number of dermatological and aesthetic categories. Medicis products have earned wide acceptance by both physicians and patients due to their clinical effectiveness, high quality and cosmetic elegance.


Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) acquired Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation ("Medicis") following the approval of the transaction by stockholders of Medicis at the special meeting held on December 7, 2012. Valeant acquired all of the common stock of Medicis outstanding at the time of the completion of the acquisition for $44.00 per share in cash. For more information, please click here.


Medicis has leading branded prescription products in a number of dermatologic and aesthetic categories.

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Medicis has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies (WME) for the second consecutive year.
Once again, Medicis was the only pharmaceutical company in the world to attain this honor. The award is given to a small select group of high-performing organizations that have achieved leadership positions in their respective industries through exemplary business practices and social responsibility.

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