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About SSS Company

Chances are the year 1826 doesn’t strike a deep historical chord in most Americans. But to the people at the S.S.S. Company, it’s one of the most significant dates in history. For it was in 1826 that the mighty Creek Indians bequeathed a treasured remedy of theirs, now known as S.S.S. Tonic, to Captain Irwin Dennard of Perry, Georgia as a reward for having saved the life of one of their Chieftains. Captain Dennard sold the formula to Colonel Charles T. Swift who also lived in Perry, Georgia. Colonel Swift formed a partnership with Colonel H.J. Lamar of Macon, Georgia to bottle and sell the Tonic. In 1873, Colonel H.J. Lamar, foreseeing Atlanta as the Metropolis of the south, the manufacturer of S.S.S. Tonic was moved to Atlanta. According to the Companys’ History, the S.S.S. stood for Swift’s Southern Specific in the earlier years.

From this storybook-like beginning, The S.S.S. Company was born. Now it’s the oldest non-prescription drug manufacturer in the country. After operating for more than one hundred plus years with only one product, S.S.S. Tonic, the company became diversified. Today, S.S.S.   Company and its’ wholly owned subsidiary, Pfeiffer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., markets over one hundred products.   The company will continue to develop and promote new products to meet health care needs of people as their desires change.

Much of the company’s growth can be attributed to an enduring family pride in the products...and what finer tribute could be paid to any company than it has contributed, literally, to the very life blood of America.

Products That Make Pharmacists Feel Better

At Pfeiffer, this is not only our goal, it's our commitment. Concerned individuals go to their pharmacist for advice when purchasing an over-the-counter product. Therefore it makes perfect sense to develop products of exceptionally high integrity, and then price them to sell at rates so competitive they can actually help generate traffic. As a result, you can feel good about recommending Pfeiffer to your patients.

The Story Behind Pfeiffer

Adoph Pfeiffer graduated from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1874.  After a period as a retail pharmacist, he started the Pfeiffer Company.  His understanding of the needs and problems of his profession motivated him to manufacture quality pharmaceuticals and sell them at prices which provided good profit margins to the retail pharmacist without large overburdening deals.  Today, Pfeiffer Pharmaceuticals still does exactly this.

Today, in any two day period, 40% of the American population will take an OTC medication for comfort and relief.  This online catalog lists formulations that apply to a broad range of the health problems for which many of these people seek advice and help.  Pfeiffer quality allows you to recommend Pfeiffer OTC medications to your customers with the same degree of confidence you have in your skill as a pharmacist.  And your customer will return to your pharmacy to repurchase Pfeiffer Products.  Pfeiffer products are Pharmacy products.

The Pfeiffer Philosophy

A registered pharmacist is entitled to a professional fee when recommending an OTC product.  Pfeiffer provided this fee through additional Profit; other national brands do not.

At Pfeiffer Pharmaceuticals, we manufacture, distribute, and conduct all analytical testing on our products from our facility in Atlanta, Georgia.  Our goal is simple: to provide you with the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices.