Although Pharma Nobis, LLC is a new entity (formed in 2022), it’s roots go back to 1872, as Hutchison Medicine Company, founded by J. C. Hutchison in Linden, Texas. Hutchison traveled through East Texas in a covered wagon selling Big Head Liniment, oils, and salves that were remedies for both hard-working settlers and their animals with the purpose of “helping people feel better.”
In 1876, Mr. Hutchison purchased land two miles south of Lanark, Texas and named the area Queen City after his hometown in Tennessee. While working in the drug business in Queen City, J.C. developed a healing preparation known as Hutchison’s Magic Oil. The demand for Magic Oil grew so quickly that Mr. Hutchison gave up his drug business and focused his business on manufacturing and selling Magic Oil. Much like the Smith Brothers, a likeness of Mr. Hutchison with his signature became his registered trademark, and he established the assurance of quality, purity, and protection against substitution.
In 1908, Hutchison Medicine Company moved from Queen City to Texarkana, Texas, where it was run by John and his two sons, Raymond and Edwin. In 1947, following the death of the senior John Hutchison, the Company was sold to Pearson Walsh, a local Wholesale Druggist, and to Otto Witzansky, a local Retail Druggist. This was a major change, identifying Hutchison Medicine Company as a manufacturer and distributor of first-aid products to “help people feel better.” Products were initially distributed to major drug wholesalers throughout the United States. Five years later, Mr. Walsh became the sole owner and renamed the company Humco.
Humco’s plan for growth included several key fundamentals that aligned with the miracles of medicine that began in the mid¬-1900s. Science brought vaccines, aiding in the inoculation of children, and the general education of wellness and disease prevention across the world. With the growth of technology and the transportation industry, Humco was poised to continue its focus on innovation throughout North America.
In 2018, Humco was acquired by Fagron, Inc. a company focused on specialty pharma services.
In 2022, Pharma Nobis was created to purchase the Texarkana facility and all its products and services.
Today, Pharma Nobis manufactures well over 150 products, including pharmaceutical topical and transdermal creams, syrups, and suspension vehicles, and additional pharmaceutical compounding agents. The Company strives to continuously create new value¬-added products that will help to meet unmet patient and pharmacist’s needs around the world.
At Pharma Nobis, we are committed to improving the lives of patients and advancing the course of human health in the interest of benefiting society. We promise to always put patients and quality first by ensuring stringent quality controls and by improving patient care globally through education, innovation and bold pursuits in science. We respect our environment and conduct our business every day based on integrity, ethics, sound decision making and behaviors that reflect our values.
We are a patient-focused company with the following as our guiding principles: