Pharmacy has always been at our very foundation

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At Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC, we’ve always had a special relationship with our end customers—the patients. Our founder, F.A. Upsher Smith (pictured at left), a chemist trained in England, developed an innovative way to turn foxglove plants into a life-saving therapy for cardiac patients in 1919. And for nearly 50 years, we were owned by the Evenstad family, who fostered and championed the company’s mission of measurably improving patients’ lives through the development of quality, affordable medications. Now, with Upsher-Smith’s 2017 acquisition by Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., based in Osaka, Japan, the company is poised to deepen that nearly century-long commitment, as we begin serving Sawai’s stated goal of “Patients First.”