MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Epilepsy Awareness Month (NEAM), Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith) is proud to highlight the following events being supported throughout the month of November including walks, fundraisers and conferences taking place across the country. By the end of 2016, the Company will have participated in more than one hundred national and local events aimed at supporting research, increasing understanding, and raising awareness about epilepsy, including Purple Day® Walk for Epilepsy at the Mall of America, the Epilepsy Foundation's Teens Speak Up! initiative, and the American Epilepsy Society's Fellows Program.
"Upsher-Smith is proud to participate in events taking place across the nation during the month of November and throughout the year and to help raise awareness about this challenging disorder," said Rusty Field, President of Upsher-Smith. "Patients with epilepsy and their families often suffer in silence, and we are honored to help amplify their voices and drive forward an agenda that will lead to better treatments and outcomes for patients who experience seizures."
During NEAM, Upsher-Smith is supporting the following events:
For more information about NEAM, visit the Epilepsy Foundation of America's website at www.epilepsy.com.
About Epilepsy Epilepsy is a medical condition that is characterized by recurrent seizures. More than two million people in the U.S. are estimated to be affected by epilepsy, with about 150,000 new cases of epilepsy diagnosed each year.1 Epilepsy can be associated with profound physical, psychological and social consequences that negatively impact people's lives.
About Upsher-Smith Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., founded in 1919, is a growing, fully integrated pharmaceutical company dedicated to its mission of delivering high-value, high-quality therapies and solutions which measurably improve individuals' lives. As a family-owned pharmaceutical company, we are able to adapt and thrive in a dynamic healthcare environment. Our world is constantly evolving, and we are continually adapting to the ever-changing needs of patients, physicians, pharmacists, and healthcare organizations. Where there is a need, we will work to deliver solutions that simplify access to treatment, deliver better health outcomes, and enhance life. For more information, visit www.upsher-smith.com.