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EX-99.1 - EX-99.1 - MEDICIS PHARMACEUTICAL CORPp16224exv99w1.htm
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
November 4, 2009
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware   001-14471   52-1574808
(State of Incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
        Identification Number)
7720 North Dobson Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85256

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(602) 808-8800
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
     On November 4, 2009, Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
     The information in this Current Report, including the accompanying exhibit, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Current Report shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
Item 9.01 Exhibits.
     (d) Exhibits
  Press Release dated November 4, 2009.



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: November 4, 2009  By:   /s/ Richard D. Peterson    
    Richard D. Peterson   
    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer