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Upsher-Smith wins two prestigious DIANA Awards

Upsher-Smith wins two prestigious DIANA Awards

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – Upsher-Smith announced that it has been honored with two Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievement in Healthcare (DIANAs) for “Overall Manufacturer of the Year with sales less than $500 Million” and “Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer of the Year with sales less than $300 Million” by the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA). The

John Gray announces retirement from HDA

John Gray announces retirement from HDA

ARLINGTON, Va. — John Gray, president and chief executive officer of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), announced on Monday his retirement from the organization. Gray will remain in his position until May 2, 2020. Gray, who has led HDA (formerly known as the Healthcare Distribution Management Association) since 2004, is credited with restructuring and streamlining

Five HDA member companies honored

Five HDA member companies honored

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance recognized AbbVie US; AmerisourceBergen Corporation; Genentech, a Member of the Roche Group; McKesson Corporation and Pfizer, Inc., with the 2019 Distribution Management Award (DMA) for the MediLedger Project, a blockchain-enabled traceability initiative. The companies were honored today at the HDA Distribution Management Conference and Expo in Palm Desert, Calif.

HDA Traceability Seminar scheduled for October

HDA Traceability Seminar scheduled for October

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) will convene pharmaceutical supply chain industry leaders at its Traceability Seminar, October 17 to 19 in Washington, D.C. The 2018 seminar will educate attendees about where the pharmaceutical supply chain is in relation to achieving full implementation of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) in 2023; what to expect

HDA hails drug information-sharing agreement

HDA hails  drug information-sharing agreement

ARLINGTON, Va. — Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) president and CEO John Gray welcomed Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement yesterday of a prescription drug information-sharing agreement between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the attorneys general of 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Through this agreement, the DEA will share information from its Automation

HDA to host international pharma conference in Geneva

HDA to host international pharma conference in Geneva

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) plans to hold the 2017 International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) this fall in Geneva, Switzerland. HDA said the fourth annual event, scheduled for Oct. 16 and 17 at the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, will be held in partnership with the Swiss Pharma Logistics Association (Pharmalog.ch), European Healthcare

HDA to hold webinar on Origin GTIN repository

HDA to hold webinar on Origin GTIN repository

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) is conducting a webinar to give an update on the development of its Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) repository service. Held in collaboration with channel data management and analytics solution provider ValueCentric LLC, the free webinar — titled “Origin: HDA’s Product Data Source” — is scheduled for

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

HDA: Pharmacy chains still drug distributors’ top customer

HDA: Pharmacy chains still drug distributors’ top customer

ARLINGTON, Va. — Chain drug stores remain the largest customer base for pharmaceutical distributors, according to the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA). Drug chains accounted for 42.5%, or $152 billion, of sales by drug distributors, the HDA Research Foundation (formerly The Center for Supply Chain Research) said in the 87th edition of its HDA Factbook: The

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

Amneal wins HDA generics manufacturer award

Amneal wins HDA generics manufacturer award

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Amneal Pharmaceuticals has been recognized as a top generic drug manufacturer by the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA). Amneal said that this week it received the Distribution Industry Award for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (DIANA) for Generic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer, for the $100 million-plus sales to health care distributors category. HDA presented the

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