Doug Zitnak of Upsher-Smith Laboratories Named Small Brand Manufacturer Representative of the Year By Cardinal Health

   Doug Zitnak of Upsher-Smith Laboratories Named Small Brand Manufacturer
                Representative of the Year By Cardinal Health

Upsher-Smith Also Recognized as 15-Time Winner of Cardinal Health's Supplier
Quality Award

PR Newswire

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 13, 2012

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories,
Inc. today announced that Senior National Account Manager, Doug M. Zitnak,
received the Cardinal Health Small Brand Manufacturer Representative of the
Year Award at the annual Cardinal Business Partners Conference in Columbus, OH
on October 18, 2012. The award was presented by Dianne Pfahl, Vice President
Industry and Manufacturer Relations at Cardinal Health.

Dublin, OH-based Cardinal Health, a $108B health care services company,
selected Zitnak as its Small Brand Manufacturer Representative of the Year for
his commitment to customer service, for developing innovative programs, and
identifying solutions to emerging issues.

"We are honored that Cardinal Health recognized Doug with its prestigious
Small Brand Manufacturer Representative of the Year Award," said Tom Burke,
COO, Upsher-Smith Laboratories. "Having previously won the Generic
Representative of the Year Award in 2009, this new award further exemplifies
Doug's passionate commitment to being a highly trusted partner in the industry
with unwavering dedication to superior customer service."

Zitnak recently celebrated his 17th year with Upsher-Smith, and has been
Upsher-Smith's Cardinal Health account manager for 15 years. He began his
career as a sales  representative,  and has experience as an account manager
across all customer channels.

Upsher-Smith was also the recipient of Cardinal Health's 2012 Supplier Quality
Award (SQA). Cardinal Health's SQA recognizes its suppliers who consistently
meet - and exceed - measurable criteria designed to guarantee customer
satisfaction and a sound foundation for business-to-business partnering.

About Upsher-Smith
Upsher-Smith, founded in 1919, is an independent and privately-owned specialty
pharmaceutical company headquartered in Maple Grove, Minnesota that focuses on
product growth and innovation for branded, branded-generic and generic
pharmaceuticals.Upsher-Smith has a particular focus on providing therapies to
assist people suffering from central nervous system diseases (including
epilepsy, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease) and also markets
products relating to cardiology, dermatology and women's health. In addition
to products currently marketed, Upsher-Smith has an emerging neurology
pipeline with three products in clinical development, two of which are in
Phase III clinical trials. For more information, visit www.upsher-smith.com.

About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. is a $108 billion health
care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As
the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals,
ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while
reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is
an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals
and medical products to more than 60,000 locations each day. The company is
also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including
gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the
company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products
to clinical laboratories and operating the nation's largest network of
radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and
treatment of disease. Ranked #21 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs
more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be
found at cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.

SOURCE Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.

Website: http://www.upsher-smith.com
Contact: Daina Basile, Kovak-Likly Communications, +1-203-762-8833,
dbasile@klcpr.com
 
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