|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Industry:||Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic|
|Allergan, Inc., was founded in 1950 and incorporated in Delaware in 1977. The Company is a multi-specialty health care company focused on developing and commercializing pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices that enable people to live life to its greatest potential. The Company discovers, develops and commercializes specialty pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products for the ophthalmic, neurological, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics, obesity intervention, urological and other specialty markets. It is engaged in specialty pharmaceutical, biologic and medical device research and development, with global efforts targeting products and technologies related to eye care, skin care, neuromodulators, medical aesthetics, obesity intervention, urology and neurology. The Company operates its business on the basis of two reportable segments specialty pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The specialty pharmaceuticals segment produces a broad range of pharmaceutical products, including: ophthalmic products for dry eye, glaucoma, inflammation, infection, allergy and retinal disease; Botox® for certain therapeutic and aesthetic indications; skin care products for acne, psoriasis, eyelash growth and other prescription and over-the-counter skin care products; and urologics products. The medical devices segment produces a broad range of medical devices, including: breast implants for augmentation, revision and reconstructive surgery and tissue expanders; and facial aesthetics products. The Company provides marketing strategy teams to ensure development and execution of a consistent marketing strategy for its products in all geographic regions that share similar distribution channels and customers. The Company faces intense competition from generic drug manufacturers in the United States and internationally. The Company is subject to federal, state, local and foreign environmental laws and regulations.|
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