Published on October 2, 2013 at 10:46 AM
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) announced a partnership with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) to help raise awareness of domestic violence. As part of the new domestic violence initiative, Valeant has pledged to donate a portion of sales from all Medicis and Obagi products to the NCADV in support of its initiatives.
"Domestic violence is an issue that affects us all, and in particular the number of women impacted every day is staggering," said J. Michael Pearson, chairman and chief executive officer. "This partnership provides a platform for us to partner with all stakeholders in the industry, from our employees to the medical community to the consumers who use our products, in the battle to end domestic violence. We are excited about the long-term prospects to improve the lives of women through this initiative."
"One in three women experience domestic violence in their lifetime. We can change those numbers dramatically if we all take action," says Rita Smith, executive director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. "October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we are thrilled to be announcing our partnership with Valeant in the battle to end domestic violence. Together NCADV and Valeant will make a difference."
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