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Upsher-Smith honored with HDA Diana Award

Upsher-Smith was named best overall branded pharmaceutical product manufacturer in its sales category for the fourth consecutive year.
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Upsher-Smith has been awarded a Distribution Industry Award for Notable Achievement in Healthcare (DIANA Award) for “Best Overall Manufacturer, Branded Pharmaceuticals, Sales less than $300M” by the Healthcare Distribution Alliance. 

Awards were presented to outstanding pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers during the 2024 HDA Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo., on June 11.

“We are once again honored to receive this prestigious recognition from HDA,” said Jim Maahs, vice president, specialty & rare disease. “Upsher-Smith has talented and dedicated employees who are passionate about serving the needs of our supply chain partners, ensuring that quality, consistency of supply, and enduring customer relationships remain at the forefront of all that we do.”

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Since 1959, the DIANA Awards have been presented to pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers that set the standard for excellence in developing innovative new product introductions and promotions, fostering exceptional trading partner relationships, advancing trade relations and creating business practices that benefit the entire healthcare supply chain. 

DIANA finalists and winners for Best Overall Company are chosen by HDA distributor members who judge companies based on several criteria including: knowledgeable salespeople, high-level customer service, demonstrated flexibility and creativity in marketing, and incorporation of new technologies to ensure product safety and security. Upsher-Smith is included among a distinguished group of present and past recipients who serve as models for leadership and innovation in the healthcare marketplace.

This latest accolade underscores Upsher-Smith's commitment to excellence, following significant investments in expanding its capabilities. Last year, the company opened a new, 270,000 sq.-ft., state-of-the-art, greenfield manufacturing facility in Maple Grove, Minn. The new site will offer fully up-to-date packaging and serialization capabilities and will support contract manufacturing for third parties. 

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