Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is on the Cruelty Free Investing list for exploiting animals because the company does animal testing in developing some of their pharmaceutical and medical products.
Report that specifies that the company conducts animal testing
“In animal models, diltiazem interferes with the slow inward (depolarizing) current in excitable tissue. ”
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., is a specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company. The Company is engaged in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a range of branded, generic and branded generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter (OTC) products, and medical devices (contact lenses, intraocular lenses, ophthalmic surgical equipment and aesthetics devices), which are marketed directly or indirectly in over 100 countries. [Source: Reuters]
Company Website: http://www.valeant.com