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For his "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer again sat down with Joe Papa, chairman and CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) , the embattled drugmaker that has seen its shares fall from $262 to lows near $9 before finally finding a bottom. Is Valeant turning the corner? Cramer dove in to find out.
Papa admitted that it has been a very challenging 15 months for Valeant, but noted that they've made great progress in turning things around. He said Valeant has new leadership, including a new CFO and general counsel, and the company has retired an astounding $4.8 billion in debt in just the past year.
All told, Valeant will be making 12 asset divestitures to help fix its balance sheet and Papa said the deals still left to close will represent another $1.2 billion on top of that they've already done. Additionally, these asset sales will not impact the bottom line, as Valeant's pipeline of new drugs will generate the returns the company's shareholders are expecting.
Valeant has also made strides in other areas, including the creation of a patient access and pricing committee, which is helping to ensure that more patients who needs their drugs have access to them.
Cramer said that Papa had exceeded what he thought was possible for Valeant and he reiterated his recommendation.
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