Valeant’s Latin American segment generates revenues from branded generic pharmaceutical products and OTC products in Mexico and Brazil, and exports out of Mexico to other Latin American markets. Our branded generic products in Mexico are primarily marketed in this region to physicians and pharmacies through approximately 500 sales professionals under the Grossman and Tecnofarma brands. Our Tecnofarma generic portfolio is primarily sold through Mexico's Government Health Care System, which awards its business through a tender process.
Valeant’s product portfolio covers a broad range of therapeutic classes including vitamin deficiency, antibacterials and dermatology. Our largest product in this market is Bedoyecta®, a brand of vitamin B complex (B1, B6 and B12 vitamins) products. Bedoyecta® products act as energy improvement agents for fatigue related to age or chronic diseases, and as nervous system maintenance agents to treat neurotic pain and neuropathy. Bedoyecta® is sold in an injectable form, as well as in a tablet form, in Mexico and has strong brand recognition in the country. Our second largest product, M.V.I.®, multi-vitamin infusion, is a hospital dietary supplement used in treating trauma and burns.
In Brazil, we manufacture and market branded generic products, as well as marketing a line of OTC sports nutrition products and other food supplements. Our primary branded generic products include Tandene®, which contains acetaminophen used in treating fever, headaches, and other minor aches and pains, and Melleril®, an anti-psychotic product used in treating anxiety, depression, and other related disorders. Our branded generic products in Brazil are primarily marketed to pharmacies and wholesalers through approximately 200 sales professionals
Probiotica Laboratorios Ltda., a leader in sports nutrition and food supplements in Brazil, has over 20 years of expertise in the market. Probiótica is highlighted as Latin American pioneer in the production of food supplements focused on the area of sports nutrition and is a sponsor of body building contests around the world. Currently, Probiotica is the largest South American importer in the market of sports nutrition of raw material Whey Protein, produced by international companies in the U.S., New Zealand and Denmark