Annually, the HDA Research Foundation undertakes research projects to educate and inform pharmaceutical supply chain stakeholders as they work daily to achieve healthcare efficiencies. The publications featured in this section may be downloaded at no additional cost from HDA's Resources webpage.
This new, interactive course is made up of 11 modules illustrating the key pharmaceutical supply chain stakeholders and their functions as products move from the manufacturer to the customer.
The course provides users with new information on DSCSA, supply chain resiliency and the returns/recalls process, with content based on The Role of Distributors in the US Health Care Industry, the 90th Edition HDA Factbook and The Role of Reverse Distribution. Designed with training in mind, the course can be used as a whole, or trainers can pick and choose which modules to focus on. In addition to being mobile friendly, this resource includes a search function and a flash card glossary.
Sponsors: Eisai, Inc.; and Teva Pharmaceuticals
HDA Factbook: The Facts, Figures and Trends in Healthcare
In its 90th year, the HDA Factbook provides data metrics and benchmarking on the traditional pharmaceutical supply chain.
Sponsors: Apotex Corp. and Real Value Rx dba Hospital Pharmaceutical Consulting (Gold); and IQVIA, Pharmacy Frist and Teva Pharmaceuticals (Bronze)
The Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution: Facts, Figures and Trends report is a go-to resource for benchmarking data on specialty distribution and insight into the specialty pharmaceutical marketplace.Sponsors: Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group and Value Drug Company (Gold); Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Associated Pharmacies, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. (Silver); Pharmacy First and Reliance Wholesale Inc.(Bronze).
Based on expert interviews, literature reviews and quantitative data modeling, this report analyzes policies for their commercial feasibility, operational costs to the supply chain and overall effects on patient safety.
Sponsors: Anda, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Platinum); Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Pfizer Inc. (Gold); Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group (Silver)
Conducted in summer 2019, this survey details pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers’ preparedness to meet the product serialization requirements of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).
Sponsors: ACG Inspection, Adents and LSPediA.
"Benefits and Impact of the DSCSA on Supply Chain Adjacent Areas"
In fall 2019, the Foundation partnered with the Rutgers University Supply Chain Management Graduate Program. A team of four students, under the direction of Professor Anthony Taitt, worked to identify the future impact of DSCSA on key functional groups across industry stakeholders.
Through industry knowledge, interviews and survey results, The Role of Reverse Distribution report highlights the complex reverse distribution process and opportunities for future enhancement.
Sponsors: PharmaLink, Inc. (Silver); Guaranteed Returns (Bronze)
This report analyzes the current market for biosimilars in the U.S. through interviews conducted with senior executives from specialty pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution companies.
Through interviews, survey work and secondary data, The Role of Distributors in the U.S. Pharmaceuticals Value Chain explores the critical role distributors play to ensure the efficient and effective distribution of specialty medications.
Sponsors: Anda Inc.; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ; H. D. Smith; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
In fall 2018, the Foundation partnered with Rutgers University's Supply Chain Management Graduate Program. A team of five students, under the direction of Professor Irene Gerlovin, worked to identify and describe best practices for managing change in contract and chargeback administration due to system conversions and company mergers and acquisitions. The students interviewed subject matter experts, generated a survey, analyzed the data and developed a whitepaper. The final project was presented to HDA members through a webinar.
Sponsors: Amneal Pharmaceuticals, IQVIA and WDSrx - Woodfield Distribution, LLC.