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Business Development

Upsher-Smith is proud of its heritage as a trusted name in pharmaceuticals. As we begin our second century in business, we embark on a new ambitious era energized by our collaboration with Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Sumitomo Corp.

Focused on providing cost-effective therapies for U.S. patients, we seek to expand our network of domestic and global partners so that we can deliver high-quality, health-improving products across increasingly diverse dosage forms.

Upsher-Smith has a particular interest in partners who have a solid history of success, as well as a vision for future growth and innovation. We are driven to positively impact patients’ lives; with partners who share this drive, we are confident we can achieve growth, and most importantly, better serve patients.

As a prospective business partner, Upsher-Smith offers the following advantages:

A Customer-Centric Reputation

We’re tirelessly committed to consistent product supply, fast and accurate deliveries, intimate account knowledge, and customer service. We invest in strong relationships with our business partners throughout the supply chain.

A Highly Adaptive Approach

Throughout our history, we’ve collaborated with a variety of U.S. and international partners, from established, high-revenue, multinational corporations to niche, privately-held, regional firms. We approach our collaborations one at a time and are open to creative and unique arrangements. Ultimately, we seek to align our interests with those of our partners, so that, together, we can address both the known challenges of today and the unexpected challenges of the future.

Local Focus with Global Scale

Upsher-Smith remains primarily focused on U.S. commercial growth in the generics and brand businesses, yet with our growing base of partners and shareholders, we have access to global-scale capabilities, knowledge and expertise.

Partner Relations

Upsher-Smith Partners with NASPA to Honor Innovators in the Pharmacy Field

The NASPA Excellence in Innovation Award recognizes and honors a qualified pharmacist who has demonstrated significant innovation in his or her respective practice, method, or service directly or indirectly resulting in improved patient care and/or advancement of the profession of pharmacy.

The award is presented annually by participating state pharmacist associations, including those in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

2019 NASPA Excellence in Innovation Award Winners

State honorees receive their award from participating state pharmacist associations during separate award ceremonies throughout the year.

  • Alabama:  Garrett Aikens, PharmD
  • Alaska:  ANTHC Inpatient and Infusion Pharmacy Optimization Team
  • Arizona:  Emily McGlamery, PharmD
  • Arkansas:  Jett Jones, PharmD
  • California:  David Mitchell, PharmD, MBA, CSP, FCPhA
  • Colorado:  Vickilee Einhellig, RPh
  • Connecticut:  Stephanie A. Gernant, PharmD, MS
  • Delaware:  Jason R. Slavoski, PharmD
  • Florida:  Timothy Edminster, PharmD
  • Georgia:  Lee Jack Dunn, RPh
  • Illinois:  Sara E. Buehnerkemper, PharmD
  • Indiana:  Megan Dorrell, PharmD, BCACP
  • Iowa:  Angie Hoth, PharmD, MPH
  • Kansas:  Dared Price, Pharm.D and Renee Price, Pharm.D
  • Kentucky:  Trish R. Freeman, RPh, PhD, FAPhA, FNAP
  • Louisiana:  Leah Snyder, PharmD
  • Maine:  Elizabeth A. Dragatsi, RPh, BCPS
  • Maryland:  Kathleen J. Pincus, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
  • Michigan:  Curtis D. Collins, PharmD, MS, BCIDP, FASHP
  • Minnesota:  Joseph Dvorak, PharmD
  • Mississippi:  Julia Woods, PharmD
  • Missouri:   Tripp Logan, PharmD
  • Montana:  Andrea Lannon, RPh
  • New Jersey:  Steven Gilbert, BSPharm, MBA, BCPS
  • New Mexico:  Ndidiamaka Okpareke, PharmD
  • New York:  Daniel Bosley, RPh
  • North Carolina:  Irene Ulrich, PharmD
  • North Dakota:  Tallie Schneider, PharmD
  • Ohio:  Sarah Adkins, RPh, PharmD
  • Oklahoma:  Clark Bishop, PharmD
  • Oregon:   Mary Onysko, PharmD, BCPS
  • Pennsylvania:   Sandra Kane-Gill, PharmD, MS, FCCP
  • Puerto Rico:  Nimia I. Vázquez Suárez, RPh, MBA, ABAAHP
  • Rhode Island:  Eugenio Fernandez Jr., PharmD, MBA, MPH
  • South Carolina:  Donna Avant, BSPharm
  • Tennessee:  Chad Gentry, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
  • Texas:  Rannon Ching, PharmD
  • Utah:  Bonnie Mason, RPh
  • Virginia:  Jennifer Purdy, PharmD
  • Washington:  Tara Pfund, PharmD
  • Washington, DC:   Marie-Josée Massing, PharmD
  • West Virginia:  Heidi N. Romero, PharmD
  • Wisconsin:   Andrew P. Traynor, PharmD, BCPS
  • Wyoming:   Andrew Cannon, PharmD

Not all pharmacist associations presented awards.