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H.D. Smith names Trading Partners of the Year

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —  H.D. Smith has recognized pharmaceutical and health product manufacturers with its annual Trading Partners of the Year awards.

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Dale and Chris Smith of H.D. Smith.

The drug wholesaler said each award category recognizes two winners — based on criteria including trade volume, trade policies and overall sales — for excellence across each key H.D. Smith product area.

This year’s Trading Partners of the Year, by category, were the following:

• Branded/specialty pharmaceuticals: Horizon Pharma USA Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.

• Generic pharmaceuticals: Alvogen Inc. and Apotex Inc.

• Health, beauty and wellness Products: The Emerson Group and Prestige Brands Inc.

• Home health care products: Veridian Healthcare and LifeScan Inc.

“H. D. Smith’s success in the market can be attributed to the strong relationships we have developed with our industry partners,” stated Chris Smith, president and chief executive officer of H.D. Smith. “To express our appreciation and to show how important their partnership is to us, we honor our trading partners each year with these awards.”

The awards were presented during the 2016 H.D. Smith National Sales & Management Conference, which the company said emphasizes the company’s aim to support specialty and retail pharmacies and other trading partners in today’s fast-changing health care industry.

“Our alliance with trading partners is not only important to H. D. Smith, but it is also vital to achieve superior support of patient wellness,” commented Dale Smith, chairman and CEO of H.D. Smith Holding Co. “The complex process of moving health care products throughout the supply chain is critical to the livelihood of our nation. Having the strong relationships we have with our trading partners makes it possible for H.D. Smith to remain relevant in this constantly adapting health care system.”

H.D. Smith is the nation’s largest, privately held drug wholesaler. The Springfield, Ill.-based company also operates CompleteCare Pharmacy, HDS Healthcare Packaging, Smith Medical Partners, Triplefin and Valley Wholesale Drug.


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