10 Facts About Allergan


Allergan plc is an American, Irish-domiciled pharmaceutical company that acquires, develops, manufactures and markets brand name drugs and medical devices in the areas of medical aesthetics, eye care, central nervous system, and gastroenterology.

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In 2016, Allergan sold its generic business, Actavis, to Teva Pharmaceuticals for $40.

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Allergan plc was created from the 2015 merger and Irish corporate tax inversion of two companies, Irish-based Actavis plc and US -based Allergan, Inc.

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In 1977, Allergan announced plans to build a factory in Westport, Ireland.

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In 1989, Allergan opened a manufacturing plant in Waco, Texas to manufacture eye care products.

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In 1991, Allergan acquired the company Oculinum which manufactured products for eye muscle disorders.

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In 1996, Allergan received FDA approval for Alphagan ophthalmic solution for open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

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In 1998, Allergan established The Allergan Foundation, a private US-based charitable foundation.

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In 2005, Allergan acquired Inamed which had a licensing agreement with Corneal Group Laboratoires for Juvederm products.

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In September 2018, Allergan acquired the aesthetic company, Bonti, for $195 million.

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