MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. announced today that it received the prestigious AmerisourceBergen Manufacturer of the Year Award for branded pharmaceutical sales under $500 million at the annual National Healthcare Conference and Exposition (NHCE) in Las Vegas, NV held July 19-23, 2011. NHCE is one of the largest conferences of its kind, bringing together community pharmacy leaders, pharmaceutical manufacturers, health and beauty aids manufacturers and other industry experts.
Valley Forge, PA-based AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest pharmaceutical services companies in the world, selected Upsher-Smith as its Manufacturer of the Year for consistently demonstrating the attributes of a productive partnership: being respectful, responsive, and fair.
"We are honored to receive the Manufacturer of the Year Award from AmerisourceBergen," said Mark Evenstad, President and CEO, Upsher-Smith. "This acknowledgement reflects our team's hard work and dedication. As a US manufacturer with an unwavering commitment to quality products and service, this award further encourages our efforts to meet and exceed the needs of all of our mutual customers."
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., founded in 1919, is a rapidly growing, privately held pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, and markets prescription and over-the-counter products. The company's product portfolio focuses on the areas of women's health, dermatology, cardiology, and CNS diseases. Upsher-Smith strives to recognize the unmet healthcare needs of its customers and prides itself on providing safe, effective, and economical therapies to the ever-changing healthcare environment. For additional information, visit http://www.upsher-smith.com.
AmerisourceBergen is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical services companies serving the United States, Canada and selected global markets. Servicing both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the pharmaceutical supply channel, the Company provides drug distribution and related services designed to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. AmerisourceBergen's service solutions range from pharmacy automation and pharmaceutical packaging to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services. With $79 billion in annualized revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs approximately 10,000 people. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #27 on the Fortune 500 list. For more information, go to www.amerisourcebergen.com.
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