Forest Pharmaceuticals manufactured and distributed the drugs developed by its parent, Forest Laboratories. Its production lines cranked out prescription tablets, capsules, and liquids at facilities in Ohio. It then packaged the products at facilities in Missouri, New York, and Ohio. The company's facilities in Missouri served as Forest Laboratories' national distribution hub, taking in products manufactured at other facilities and shipping them out to customers throughout the US and Puerto Rico. Forest Pharmaceuticals also maintained customer support services to provide product information to prescribing physicians and patients and housed sales and marketing offices. Actavis acquired Forest Labs in 2014.
Services provided by Forest Pharmaceuticals' distribution center included warehousing, logistics, and delivery services. Its packaging centers processed more than 16 billion solid dose medications and 2 million liters of liquid medications per year; these products were produced at Forest Laboratories' European plants as well as by the Forest Pharmaceuticals' facility in Ohio. The company's support staff, known as the medical information and communication department, included a team of pharmacists that educated and informed patients and physicians about the Forest products.
Forest Pharmaceuticals' sales force, consisting of some 3,000 representatives, targeted its efforts on marketing its parents branded prescription drugs, including central nervous system (CNS) and cardiovascular products, to physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, and other health-care entities throughout the US. The company's top selling products included antidepressants Celexa and Lexapro, as well as Namenda for Alzheimer's disease and Savella for fibromyalgia.
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