At Hyland’s, we truly believe that having a deeply rooted history tells a great deal about the value of our company, and how that value directly impacts the health and well-being of you and your family.
For every moment we move forward, ignited by the promise of innovation, we never forget the values, vision and wisdom upon which we were founded. We’ve put together this history section to highlight the people and milestones that have paved the way to where we are today. At Hyland’s, we believe History is a living thing. It lives in our hearts, in our words, and in our deeds everyday. We stand together and work hard everyday, drawing from a collective wisdom that dates back to 1900. But don’t let our age distract you into thinking that we’ve got creaky knees. Remember, with all this homeopathic medicine around us – we’re in excellent shape!
Founded in 1903
Los Angeles, California
Eight Los Angeles physicians founded Standard Homeopathic Pharmacy in downtown LA on 7th Street between Broadway & Spring - retail at street level with manufacturing in the basement.
George H. Hyland purchased the pharmacy and expanded the original compounding pharmacy into Standard Homeopathic Company.
Cecil Craig joined the organization
Cecil Craig, an enthusiastic pharmacy student, joined the organization and began managing the manufacturing lab upon graduating from pharmacy school four years later.
Homeopathic medicines were classified as drugs with HPUS inclusion in the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
Homeopathic medicines were classified as drugs with HPUS inclusion in the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938.
Cecil Craig developed Hyland’s Pink Aspirin for Children for his daughter, Marion
Cecil Craig developed Hyland’s Pink Aspirin for Children for his daughter, Marion. Marion was unable to swallow traditional pills so her father created a unique dissolving tablet that she could take more easily.
Manufacturing outgrew basement
Manufacturing outgrew basement on 7th and was moved to Boyle Street while retail remained on 7th Street.
Retail store moved to
corner of 8th and Olive.
Retail store moved to corner of 8th and Olive Streets in downtown LA.
Cecil Craig's son, Jack,
joined the company.
Cecil Craig's son, Jack, joined the company.
becomes marketing director
Used Hyland’s baby products to break into the chain drugstore market
Luyties Pharmacal Co.
This homeopathic firm traces its lineage to 1853 when its medicines were popular on wagon trains. The purchase made Standard the only remaining American-owned homeopathic company in the United States.
1-800 Homeopathy Founded
This mail order catalog launched with distinctive branding - amber glass bottle and hand-drawn labels sold the traditional Luyties homeopathic combination formulas. From a customer base of 2,500 when it started, 1-800-Homeopathy now sells to 150,000 customers online and through direct mail.