Valeant Canada is a specialty pharmaceutical company and a regional subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Valeant Canada manufactures, markets and/or distributes pharmaceutical products to both primary care and specialist physicians in Canada. The Company focuses its efforts primarily in the areas of Pain Management, Cardiovascular Disease, Neurology and Dermatology. Valeant Canada's commercial operations are based in Montreal, Quebec, and our strong commercial infrastructure has made us a logical partner for other companies looking for innovative ways to enter the Canadian market, without the risk and expense of building their own operational organization from scratch.
In addition to our strong prescription product portfolio, Valeant Canada has established a strong presence with non-prescription retail brands, including Dr. Renaud, COLD-FX and Swiss Natural. In 2011, Valeant Canada established an R&D center of excellence for consumer dermatology in Laval, Quebec and recently launched our U.S. developed skin care product line, CeraVe, in Canada.