Pharmacy has always been at our very foundation

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 helped foster and champion the company’s vision to bring patients high-quality products that may help improve their health and lives. 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.”