Healthcare Affordability

Ensuring Safe and Affordable Healthcare for All Americans

HDA and our members support sensible policy solutions to reduce the cost of medications while maintaining the efficiency and reliability of the pharmaceutical supply chain.

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Hospitals, retail pharmacies, physician offices and other providers rely on daily deliveries of products from a healthcare distributor to keep their shelves stocked with lifesaving or life-improving medicines while carefully managing inventory expenses. 

HDA distributor members are committed to working with public officials and healthcare leaders to improve access and reduce costs.

Learn more about our principles to promote access to essential medicines.

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An analysis by Berkeley Research Group (BRG) shows distributors provide these essential services every day for less than one percent of the cost of brand medicines — that is what differentiates pharmaceutical distributors from other entities at the middle of the supply chain.

Offering Critical Services Beyond the Delivery of Medicines

Beyond delivery, healthcare distributors provide a wide array of services that enable the pharmaceutical supply chain to function efficiently and safely, delivering significant value to manufacturers, pharmacists, healthcare providers and ultimately to patients. Distributors offer critical services to their customers, including information technology that helps manage inventory and verify provider orders. HDA members also manage operational risks, such as aiding in the identification of suspect and illegitimate products and assisting with manufacturer recalls.


Our Advocacy Work on Behalf of Members 

HDA reviews key priority issues and advocates on behalf of its pharmaceutical distributor members in areas like standards, public policies and business processes. HDA members have a powerful, unique voice and perspective and an opportunity to help educate lawmakers and inform public policy.

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