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June 22, 2010 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
The once high-flying drug company Valeant Pharmaceuticals International of Aliso Viejo will be taken over by Biovail Corp. of Canada to form a new company that retains the Valeant name, the firms said Monday. The headquarters of the new Valeant will be in Mississauga, Ontario, but the Orange County office will remain open and the current Valeant chief executive, J. Michael Pearson, will head the new company. Not everyone will stay, however. Pearson said combining the companies, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year, would result in job cuts of up to 20% from their workforce.
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BUSINESS
November 12, 2003 | Ronald D. White, Times Staff Writer
ICN Pharmaceuticals' mission was to come up with a name that had panache -- but not Panic. Three months and $1 million later, executives have settled on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. The appellation, which will be unveiled today, will help distance the Costa Mesa company from its checkered past and flamboyant founder, Milan Panic, while conveying a renewed sense of "values" and "vitality," said Timothy Tyson, president and chief operating officer.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Schering-Plough Corp. said it agreed to license an experimental treatment for hepatitis B from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and Metabasis Therapeutics Inc. Costa Mesa-based Valeant will receive an upfront payment of $19.2 million, and La Jolla-based Metabasis, $1.8 million, Schering-Plough said. Valeant licensed the drug, pradefovir, in 2000 from Metabasis and has been testing it for hepatitis B, a potentially fatal liver disease that affects 2 billion people, the company said.
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September 18, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International agreed to buy Coria Laboratories for $95 million, adding the closely held drug maker's U.S. skin drugs. Valeant will buy all outstanding shares of the Fort Worth company from Coria parent DFB Pharmaceuticals Inc. and other shareholders, Valeant said. The deal will add to Valeant's earnings next year, the Aliso Viejo drug maker said. Valeant's products include Efudex for sun-damaged skin and Virazole for infant respiratory infections.
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February 5, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International named J. Michael Pearson, formerly of consulting group McKinsey & Co., as chief executive to succeed Timothy C. Tyson, who resigned. Pearson will also become chairman immediately, replacing Robert A. Ingram, who will remain as lead director, the company said. Valeant stock has lost 31% of its value in the last year. That includes a 17% drop Nov. 1 after the Aliso Viejo, Calif., company's earnings missed estimates. Valeant last month sold U.S. and Canadian rights to hepatitis C drug Infergen to focus on more profitable drugs and streamline its sales force.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International fell the most in five months as the Costa Mesa drug developer regroups after its president quit last month. Valeant reported April 1 that its president, Charles J. Bramlage, quit in late March and that it couldn't estimate the costs of a planned restructuring, which includes firings and asset sales. The price fell $1.12, or 8.3%, to $12.44 a share, and earlier declined 10%. Valeant also fell in early November after third-quarter earnings missed estimates.
BUSINESS
August 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International reported a second-quarter loss as the Aliso Viejo company continued to pare its operations by eliminating businesses overseas. Valeant posted a loss of $74.6 million, or 83 cents a share, compared with a profit of $16.9 million, or 18 cents, a year earlier. Revenue fell 6% to $206.8 million. Excluding one-time items, Valeant recorded a loss of 6 cents a share. On average, analysts polled by Thomson Financial expected a loss of a penny a share.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said its first-quarter net income edged up slightly. However, with results adjusted for continuing operations, the Aliso Viejo-based specialty pharmaceutical company posted a loss, missing Wall Street expectations. The company said it earned $9.5 million, or 11 cents a share, compared with $9.3 million, or 10 cents, a year earlier. Revenue fell 5% to $194.7 million. Excluding discontinued operations and certain one-time costs and gains, Valeant lost $3.9 million, or 4 cents a share.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2012
Ista Pharmaceuticals Inc., the Irvine maker of eye medications that fought off a hostile takeover bid this year, agreed to be bought by Bausch & Lomb Inc. for $500 million. Bausch will pay $9.10 a share in cash for Ista, and the deal should close in the second quarter, the companies said Monday. The bid from the Rochester, N.Y., eye-care company, owned by Warburg Pincus, is 8.6% higher than Monday's closing price for Ista of $8.38 a share. Ista, which sells Istalol for intraocular pressure and Bromday for issues associated with cataract extraction, rebuffed a $327-million hostile bid by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., calling it "grossly inadequate.
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