Upsher-Smith Laboratories Receives NCPA 2015 Corporate Recognition Award


Upsher-Smith Laboratories was honored today with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) 2015 Corporate Recognition Award.


National Harbor, MD. - (October 11, 2015) - Upsher-Smith Laboratories was honored today with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) 2015 Corporate Recognition Award. The award was presented during the First General Session of the NCPA 2015 Annual Convention on Sunday, October 11. The award recognizes outstanding support and work on behalf of independent community pharmacies. Upsher-Smith was represented by Mike McBride, Vice President, Partner Relations and JoAnn Gaio, Senior Account Manager.

“We are pleased to honor Upsher-Smith Laboratories with the NCPA 2015 Corporate Recognition Award,”

said NCPA President John T. Sherrer, RPh, co-owner of Poole’s Pharmacy in Marietta, Ga. “This innovative company has focused on offering a variety of quality products that help independent community pharmacies and their patients reach their goals. NCPA is proud of its long-lasting relationship with Upsher-Smith Laboratories, and look forward to continuing to work together for years to come.”

Upsher-Smith Laboratories is a privately owned pharmaceutical company that has always supported NCPA’s educational programming at the Annual Convention and the Multiple Locations Conference. It is also a proud sponsor of one of NCPA’s most prestigious awards - the NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year. The company has been a great ally of independent community pharmacies because of its understanding of the value of these small business health care providers in the competitive pharmacy marketplace, and it is known for encouraging other companies to also engage with independent community pharmacies when looking for business opportunities.

Beyond its support for NCPA, Upsher Smith Laboratories has been an initiator of pro-independent community pharmacy initiatives, including the

Healthcare Distribution Management Association

’s (HDMA) Front End Forum -- which is done in cooperation with NCPA and the

Consumer Healthcare Products Association


and research projects with

Hamacher Resource Grou

p. In fact, the collaboration with Hamacher has resulted in a three-volume series of eBooks designed to help independent community pharmacies, with the newest on titled Promotional Event Planning: Made Easy.

“Upsher-Smith values

the critical role that pharmacists play in improving patient health,” said Rusty Field, President of Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. “The founder of our company was a pharmacist, and the principles of pharmacy play an important role in our company’s mission and culture. We are especially honored to accept this award and to be recognized as strong corporate supporters of independent community pharmacy practices across the nation.”

Upsher Smith relies of an extensive data-driven, quality-control focused developmental process for the wide array of products from lotions to dietary supplements it brings to the marketplace. It offers 49 products that can often be found in pharmacies. The company’s objective is to drive the best possible outcomes for patients, their families, and health care professionals.

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