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, formerly the Healthcare Distribution Management Association) recognized outstanding pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers with the annual Distribution Management Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (DIANA).
The DIANAs recognize HDA-member manufacturers that develop innovative new products and promotions for the health care distribution industry. Recipients also are recognized for cultivating strong trading partner relationships with HDA distribution members, fostering trade relations and setting business practices that benefit the health care supply chain.
Two companies also were selected as HDA Manufacturer Partners of the Year for their active participation in the association. These winners have at least five straight years of membership, participate regularly in HDA conferences and serve on committees, as well as support the organization through event attendance and sponsorships.
The 2016 DIANA winners are the following:
HDA MANUFACTURER PARTNERS OF THE YEAR
HDA Manufacturer Member – Sales to Healthcare Distributors of $500 Million-Plus: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
HDA Manufacturer Member – Sales to Healthcare Distributors of $500 Million-Plus: Bracco Diagnostics Inc.
BEST NEW PRODUCTS/PROMOTIONS
Biotechnology: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company U.S. Medicines Group for Empliciti
Branded Pharmaceuticals: Allergan USA Inc. for Viberzi
Generic Pharmaceuticals: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. for Imatinib Mesylate Tablets
Over-the-Counter/Home Health Care: Allergan USA Inc. for Refresh Optive Gel Drops
General Merchandise/Health & Beauty Care: Reckitt Benckiser for Amopé PediPerfect
BEST OVERALL MANUFACTURERS
Branded Pharmaceutical Manufacturer – Sales to Healthcare Distributors of Less Than $300 Million:
Winner: Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc.
First Merit Finalist: Alkermes
Second Merit Finalist: Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Branded Pharmaceutical Manufacturer – Sales to Healthcare Distributors of $300 Million-Plus:
Winner: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
First Merit Finalist: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company U.S .Medicines Group
Second Merit Finalist: Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc.
Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturer – Sales to Healthcare Distributors of Less Than $100 Million:
Winner: Lannett Co.
First Merit Finalist: Alvogen Inc.
Second Merit Finalist: Alvogen Inc. (formerly County Line Pharmaceuticals LLC)
Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturer – Sales to Healthcare Distributors of $100 Million-Plus:
Winner: Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC
First Merit Finalist: Apotex Corp.
Second Merit Finalist: Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc.
Consumer Product Manufacturer
Winner: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
First Merit Finalist: Bayer Consumer Health
Second Merit Finalist: Reckitt Benckiser
“Teamwork – the power of the health care supply chain working together for the patients they serve — is one of the core values of our organization and is at the heart of every DIANA winner,” HDA President and chief executive officer John Gray commented. “We congratulate these exceptional pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers, whose excellence and creativity in their new product introductions, trading partner relationships and contributions to HDA is helping to lead the healthcare supply chain into a thriving future.”
Arlington, Va.-based HDA represents national, regional and specialty distributors as well as manufacturer and service provider/international members, which serve more than 200,000 health care providers.