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One of Valeant’s areas of focus to drive growth in the U.S. is podiatry, which began with the acquisition of Pedinol Pharmacal, Inc. in 2012, a podiatry-focused, privately-owned specialty pharmaceutical company. The Pedinol business, with more than 85 years of experience, remains a strong fit alongside Valeant’s dermatology franchise and a key component as Valeant continues to expand into this market segment.  

Additionally, in 2014 Valeant launched two new prescription pharmaceutical products that are having a significant adoption in the podiatry/dermatology market. Luzu® (luliconazole) Cream, 1% is indicated for the topical treatment of several conditions, including athlete’s foot, a common skin disease caused predominately by dermatophyte fungi. Luzu is the first safe and effective product indicated for daily use over a one-week period, an alternative to other options that require two weeks of treatment.


The second product is Jublia® (efinaconazole 10% topical solution), the first topical triazole approved for the treatment of onychomycosis, a common and destructive nail infection caused predominantly by dermatophyte fungi. Upon its launch, Jublia represented the first new topical onychomycosis treatment approved in more than a decade. An effective topical therapy like Jublia is a logical treatment option to avoid drug interactions and systemic side effects.