Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd is a Delaware corporation incorporated on December 1993. The Company is a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to acquiring, developing and commercializing prescription drugs and medical devices used in the treatment of a variety of gastrointestinal diseases, which are those affecting the digestive tract. The Companys search and development efforts are designed to identify and acquire late-stage and/or marketed proprietary pharmaceutical products for the treatment of gastrointestinal disease that have an existing base of safety and efficacy data. Its products include APRISO, the first and only mesalamine product approved by the FDA for once-a-day dosing for the maintenance of remission of ulcerative colitis. Another product, COLAZAL, treats mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis, a form of inflammatory bowel disease. XIFAXAN is a nonsystemic antibiotic that treats travelers' diarrhea caused by noninvasive E. coli. PEPCID treats active duodenal ulcer, active benign gastric ulcer, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). OsmoPrep consists of a series of pills taken with the clear liquid. MoviPrep is a tolerable, lowvolume liquid bowel prep with the effectiveness of highvolume prep. VISICOL, the precursor to OsmoPrep, this colonoscopy preparation also features a regimen of tablets taken with any clear liquid. AnusolHC and PROCTOCORT provide soothing relief from anal itching, burning, and inflammation. AZASAN prevents rejection of kidney transplant and provides therapy for the management of severe active rheumatoid arthritis. Diuril treats high blood pressure and is an adjunctive therapy in edema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, corticosteroid and estrogen therapy, and kidney disease. The Company mainly sells its products to pharmaceutical wholesalers. The Company uses third party manufacturers to produce its products. The research, testing, manufacture, marketing and distribution of drug products are extensively regulated by governmental authorities in the United States and other countries.