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HDA outlines principles for pandemic and public health emergency response

HDA outlines principles for pandemic and public health emergency response

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) released policy principles reaffirming the pharmaceutical distribution industry’s commitment to assisting the country and frontline healthcare providers during pandemics and public health emergencies. HDA highlights four priority areas: Supply Chain Coordination: Coordination between the public and private sector is key to addressing public health crises. Accordingly, a consolidated contact within the

New HDA chief awed by the resiliency of the supply chain

New HDA chief awed by the resiliency of the supply chain

  ARLINGTON, Va. — Taking on a new leadership role is never easy; taking the helm during a global pandemic, however, especially when job No. 1 for the organization’s members involves keeping the country’s vital medical supply chain running smoothly, defines daunting. But being named president and chief executive officer of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance

New HDA video showcases distributor COVID-19 response efforts

New HDA video showcases distributor COVID-19 response efforts

ARLINGTON, Va. — HDA has released a two-minute video that further reinforces the pharmaceutical distribution industry’s critical function as it adapts and rises to the challenge of COVID-19, while also continuing the vital work of delivering the medicines Americans rely on to manage their daily health care needs. The video features HDA president and CEO

HDA’s Davis pens letter to pharmacy community on COVID-19

HDA’s Davis pens letter to pharmacy community on COVID-19

ARLINGTON, Va.— On April 27, HDA president and CEO Chester “Chip” Davis, sent a letter to the leadership of major pharmacy organizations to underscore how individual distributors typically manage, and are adapting to, the unprecedented supply challenges presented by COVID-19. Recipients included: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy; American Pharmacists Association; American Society of Health-System Pharmacists;

Logistics will help win the battle against COVID-19

Logistics will help win the battle against COVID-19

Across the country, brave, frontline health care professionals are working around the clock as our nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. These workers — the true heroes of the pandemic — are treating patients, maintaining vital health care operations and serving as emergency responders. In this time of crisis, it is also important to remember

HDA issues statement on FDA drug importation proposal

HDA issues statement on FDA drug importation proposal

ARLINGTON, Va.  – In response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed rule on prescription drug importation, Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) president and CEO Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr. released the following statement: “As the vital link within the healthcare ecosystem, HDA’s pharmaceutical distributor members share FDA’s commitment to ensuring that Americans have access to

HDA names Chip Davis president and CEO

HDA names Chip Davis president and CEO

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) board of directors’ executive committee announced Monday the appointment of Chester “Chip” Davis, to the position of president and chief executive officer. Davis will join HDA during March of this year. He joins HDA coming from the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM), the nation’s leading trade association

Making the Rx markets more competitive again

Making the Rx markets more competitive again

Editor’s note: This was part of CDR’s 2019 Pharmacy Outlook in the January 7 issue. This past June, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar told the Senate Finance Committee, “We need a strong, robust generic market.” He followed this statement with an observation that resonated for many of the member companies of the

Generic drugs see low abandonment rate

Generic drugs see low abandonment rate

WASHINGTON — Prescription abandonment is sharply higher for branded drugs than generic drugs, a new annual report commissioned by the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) found. AAM said Monday that abandonment — defined as the failure to pick up a new script — was nearly three times as high for brand-name drugs as for generics

AAM: REMS abuse trips up new generics

AAM: REMS abuse trips up new generics

The Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) said a new report shows that abuse of the Food and Drug Administration’s Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategies (REMS) safety program is hampering the market entry of new generic drugs. This week, AAM said a report by Alex Brill, CEO of economic policy consultancy Matrix Global Advisors, titled “REMS and

New name for Generic Pharmaceutical Association

New name for Generic Pharmaceutical Association

WASHINGTON — The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA), which represents manufacturers of generic drugs and biosimilars, has changed its name to the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM). The association said Tuesday that the new name better reflects its mission: to make medications more accessible to the people who need them. As GPhA, the trade group had steadfastly

Savings from generic drugs edge up

Savings from generic drugs edge up

WASHINGTON — Annual health care savings from generic prescription drugs rose nearly 10% last year to $227 billion, according to the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA). GPhA’s 2016 Generic Drug Savings and Access in the United States report, released Wednesday, tallied the 10-year national savings for generics at $1.46 trillion, representing a gain of 328% from

FDA pushes back generic drug labeling rule

FDA pushes back generic drug labeling rule

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is again postponing the release of a final rule that would change generic drug labeling requirements. In a Federal Register notice this week, the FDA indicated that it aims to implement the final rule in April 2017, though many industry stakeholders had expected the agency to do so