At Allergan, bringing the best of medicine to life is more than a promise. It is a commitment we have kept for more than 60 years and the philosophy upon which we have built our business.The innovative spirit that infuses Allergan today can be traced back to Allergan's founder, pharmacist Gavin S. Herbert. In 1948, Mr. Herbert was already the successful owner of a chain of drug stores in Los Angeles.
But his interest and entrepreneurial instincts were ignited when a close friend and chemist, Stanley Bly, approached him with an idea for an anti-allergy nose drop containing the antihistamine neoantergan. They set up a small laboratory on the balcony of Mr. Herbert's drugstore in Los Angeles to make the solution, which they named ALLERGAN Nasal Drops.