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Pharmaceutical Presence

Since 1965, north Louisiana has been home to a number of pharmaceutical companies, including Rucker Pharmacal, UAD Pharmaceuticals, Boots Pharmaceuticals, LuChem Pharmaceuticals, Sage Pharmaceuticals, IVAX Pharmaceuticals, Knoll Pharmaceuticals, BASF, and Red River Pharma. As a result, the region has a trained pharmaceutical research, development and manufacturing workforce that is complemented by the educational, research and clinical trial resources of LSU Health Shreveport and the School of Pharmacy at University of Louisiana - Monroe.

Red River Pharma, LLC, an innovator in the development of more than a dozen prescription medical food products currently operates manufacturing and research facilities in the InterTech.