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Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Michael Conley of Novartis given 2018 Nexus Award

Michael Conley of Novartis given 2018 Nexus Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The HDA Research Foundation, the non-profit organization of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), recognized Michael Conley of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. with the 2018 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement at the HDA Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs. The award is made possible through the support of Genentech, A Member of the

HDA: Drug chains still Rx distributors’ biggest customers

HDA: Drug chains still Rx distributors’ biggest customers

ARLINGTON, Va. — Chain drug stores remain the largest customer segment for U.S. pharmaceutical distributors, according to the HDA Research Foundation. The 88th Edition HDA Factbook (2017‐2018) said chain drug retailers accounted for nearly 30% of all sales to drug distributors last year. Dollar sales to independent pharmacies dipped 1.1%, while sales to hospitals and

President’s opioid crisis commission issues report

President’s opioid crisis commission issues report

WASHINGTON — The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis has issued its final report, which includes 56 recommendations to the Trump administration to help fight opioid abuse. President Donald Trump formed the presidential commission, chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R.), in a March 29 executive order as a way

Trump declares opioid abuse a public health emergency

Trump declares opioid abuse a public health emergency

WASHINGTON — Following through on pledge made this summer, President Donald Trump has formally declared the nation’s growing opioid abuse epidemic as a public health emergency. In a press conference at the White House on Thursday, the president and First Lady Melania Trump announced the action, which has drawn plaudits from public officials and pharmacy

Cardinal Health’s Jon Giacomin re-elected as HDA chairman

Cardinal Health’s Jon Giacomin re-elected as HDA chairman

ARLINGTON, Va. — Cardinal Health executive Jon Giacomin has been elected to a second term as chairman of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance board of directors. HDA announced the re-election of Giacomin, chief executive officer of Cardinal Health’s pharmaceutical segment, at the 2017 HDA Annual Board and Membership Meeting, held Sept. 24 to 27 in Laguna

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 honors drug companies with 2017 DIANA awards

HDA honors drug companies with 2017 DIANA awards

PHOENIX — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) this week presented its annual Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (DIANA) to pharmaceutical manufacturers for supply chain innovation and collaboration. Given at the HDA 2017 Business and Leadership Conference in Phoenix, the DIANA awards honor HDA member manufacturers that develop innovative new products and promotions

HDA, NACDS CEOs: Rx importation not worth risk

HDA, NACDS CEOs: Rx importation not worth risk

Efforts to promote the importation of prescription drugs — seen by some as one way to mitigate the escalating cost of medications — could compromise the safety of the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain, according to HDA’s John Gray and NACDS’ Steve Anderson. In a blog post on Monday for the policy journal The Hill, Gray,

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

EPA pharmaceutical waste rule examined

EPA pharmaceutical waste rule examined

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed steps to streamline the process surrounding the disposal and handling of hazardous pharmaceutical waste for all health care facilities that dispense pharmaceuticals as set forth by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). While the intent of the proposed rule is fundamentally solid, it raises several red flags