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Upsher-Smith to Attend 2017 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo

Maple Grove, MN – August 16, 2017 – Upsher-­Smith Laboratories, LLC (Upsher-­Smith) today announced that it looks forward to attending the 2017 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo at The San Diego Convention Center, August 19-­22, 2017. Upsher-­ Smith representatives will be available to discuss the company’s continued support of pharmacy and expanding portfolio of products at booth #1329.

Upsher-­Smith has a long history of supporting pharmacists and pharmacy trade organizations and recognizes the importance of pharmacy to healthcare and to its business. The company is proud to partner with a variety of industry organizations to develop programs and initiatives that help create a sense of community between the company, pharmacies and the people who rely on its therapies. Highlights include:

Drug Store News Special Report for NACDS’ Rx Impact activities on Capitol Hill

Upsher-­Smith is proud to sponsor the Drug Store News Special Report for NACDS’ Rx Impact activities, a publication that highlights the critical health services community pharmacists provide and their potential role helping to improve patient outcomes while reducing health care costs.

NASPA and NCPA Awards

For the past several years, Upsher-­Smith has teamed up with The National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) and The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) to sponsor prestigious awards honoring outstanding pharmacists from around the country to help highlight the amazing work they are doing in their communities.

DIANA Awards and Retailer Recognition

Upsher-­Smith is also proud of the recognition it has received over the years from its trading partners and their associations including several Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (DIANA) from the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) highlighting the company’s consistent approach to supply chain excellence. Recent retailer recognition from Kinney Drug and HEB underscores the company’s commitment to local pharmacy.

“Upsher-­Smith looks forward to meeting with many of our key pharmacy partners at this year’s NACDS Total Store Expo to complement their efforts as we continue to expand our product portfolio with therapies and solutions that measurably improve lives,” said Rusty Field, President and CEO, Upsher-­Smith. “We are committed to meeting the needs of our pharmacy partners by significantly increasing our pipeline of products to include new dosage forms as well as more traditional and specialty products.”

About Upsher-­Smith

Upsher-­Smith Laboratories, LLC is a trusted U.S. pharmaceutical company that has strived to deliver quality, affordable generic medications for nearly a century. In June 2017, Upsher-­Smith was acquired by Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a large publicly traded generics company in Japan that had been seeking entry into the U.S. market. Upsher-­Smith and Sawai share a strikingly similar family history and hold many of the same cherished goals and values— most importantly, the philosophy of always putting patients first.

Upsher-­Smith will continue to do those things we feel we do best, which is provide a consistent supply of quality, affordable medications and invest in our historically strong industry relationships. Ultimately, we believe our acquisition  by Sawai represents a  tremendous opportunity to leverage each other for growth worldwide as we embark together on an exciting new chapter in generics. For more information, visit www.upsher-­

Elizabeth Likly
Kovak-Likly Communications

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