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pharmaceutical distributors

Role of drug distributors more crucial than ever

Role of drug distributors more crucial than ever

Changes in the nation’s health care system have made pharmaceutical distributors more important than ever. Large pharmacy operators have strengthened their alliances with the Big Three Wholesalers to maximize purchasing power, augment operational efficiency and work through such challenges as implementation of new federal regulations to ensure a secure supply chain. The role of drug

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

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

In name change, HDMA becomes HDA

In name change, HDMA becomes HDA

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) has changed its name to the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA). John Gray, president and chief executive officer of HDA, which represents the nation’s primary pharmaceutical distributors, announced the organization’s new identity on Monday at its 2016 Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs. With the