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HDA names executive committee, research board members

HDA names executive committee, research board members

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) has made new appointments to its executive committee and HDA Research Foundation board of directors. HDA said Thursday that Paul Dickson, president of Morris & Dickson Co., has been elected as a member of the HDA Executive Committee. He currently serves as a member of the HDA

HDA eyes GTIN coding system for pharma supply chain

HDA eyes GTIN coding system for pharma supply chain

ARLINGTON, Va. — Later next year, the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) plans to launch a service to aid the adoption of a Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) coding system across the pharmaceutical supply chain. HDA said Monday that the GTIN Repository Service, prompted by the enactment of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), will

Cardinal Health’s Giacomin elected HDA chairman

Cardinal Health’s Giacomin elected HDA chairman

ARLINGTON, Va. — Jon Giacomin, chief executive officer of the pharmaceutical segment at Cardinal Health Inc., has been elected as chairman of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) board of directors. Giacomin, who has been vice chairman since November 2014, was voted chairman at HDA’s annual board and membership meeting. He takes the reins from Ted

HDMA updates brand identity

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) has changed its name to the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA). HDA president and chief executive officer John Gray announced the change at the opening general session of the association’s 2016 Business and Leadership Conference here in June. Additionally, HDA’s nonprofit charitable research foundation, the Center

H.D. Smith Jr. honored with Nexus Award

H.D. Smith Jr. honored with Nexus Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Henry Dale Smith Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of H.D. Smith Holding Co., has received the 2016 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement from the HDA Research Foundation. Smith was presented the award, the pharmaceutical distribution industry’s highest individual honor, at the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) 2016 Business and Leadership Conference

HDA spotlights health care manufacturers, products

HDA spotlights health care manufacturers, products

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) honored innovative pharmaceutical and consumer products and manufacturers with its annual Distribution Management Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (DIANA). HDA, formerly the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), presented the awards at the 2016 Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs. the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA,

In name change, HDMA becomes HDA

In name change, HDMA becomes HDA

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) has changed its name to the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA). John Gray, president and chief executive officer of HDA, which represents the nation’s primary pharmaceutical distributors, announced the organization’s new identity on Monday at its 2016 Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs. With the

Enactment of drug abuse bill praised by Rx groups

WASHINGTON — Enactment of a new law designed to curtail drug abuse while maintaining legitimate access to medications has been hailed by pharmacy groups including the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. The legislation — which advances collaboration among health and enforcement authorities — is a positive step for people who have been affected by

Obama signs Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act

Obama signs Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act

ARLINGTON, Va. — Pharmacy industry groups hailed the president’s approval of key legislation to help combat abuse and misuse of prescription drugs. President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 (S. 483), which had drawn strong support from the National Association of Chain Drug

Prescription drug abuse bill ready to be signed into law

Prescription drug abuse bill ready to be signed into law

ARLINGTON, Va. — Legislation that would improve efforts to fight prescription drug abuse without impeding legitimate patients’ access to medication is set to go before President Barack Obama to be signed into law. The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 (S. 483) in the

Senate OK’s key drug abuse legislation

Senate OK’s key drug abuse legislation

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Senate has passed the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 (S. 483), which is seen as striking a balance between fighting drug abuse and upholding legitimate drug use. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, which supports the bill, said Friday that the measure would advance

HDMA honors AmerisourceBergen for DSCSA effort

HDMA honors AmerisourceBergen for DSCSA effort

ARLINGTON, Va. — AmerisourceBergen Corp. was among the winners of the 2016 Distribution Management Award from the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA). HDMA said Tuesday that AmerisourceBergen received recognition for centralizing its data for Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) compliance and preparing for long-term serialization requirements. The award was presented at the HDMA 2016

Rx takes hard look at long-awaited Medicaid AMP rule

Rx takes hard look at long-awaited Medicaid AMP rule

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores was working with member companies at presstime to review the final rule on Medicaid prescription reimbursements. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says the 658-page rule — which takes effect April 1 after a comment period — establishes a regulatory definition for average

Scherr, Giacomin to lead HDMA board

Scherr, Giacomin to lead HDMA board

ARLINGTON, Va. —  Ted Scherr, president and chief executive officer of Dakota Drug Inc., has been re-elected as chairman of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA). HDMA said Tuesday that Jon Giacomin, CEO of the pharmaceutical segment at Cardinal Health Inc., also has been re-elected as vice chairman. The elections were made at the sixth