SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation Into Possible Breaches Of Fiduciary Duty By The Board Of Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation In Connection With The Sale Of The Company To Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Levi & Korsinsky is investigating the Board of Directors of Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation (“Medicis” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MRX) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX).

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Under the terms of the transaction, Medicis shareholders will receive $44 for each share of Medicis stock they own. The transaction has a total approximate value of $2.6 billion. The investigation concerns whether the Medicis Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to Medicis stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before entering into this transaction and whether Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is underpaying for Medicis shares, thus unlawfully harming Medicis stockholders. In particular, at least one analyst set a price target for Medicis stock at $45.00 per share.

If you own common stock in Medicis and wish to obtain additional information, please contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972, or visit

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