June 13, 2017
PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) recognized pharmaceutical manufacturers for their commitment to innovation and collaboration in the supply chain through the presentation of the annual Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (DIANA). Awards were presented as part of HDA’s 2017 Business and Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Ariz.
Since 1959, the DIANA awards have honored HDA-member manufacturers that develop innovative new product introductions and promotions for the healthcare distribution industry. Recipients also are recognized for fostering exceptional trading partner relationships with HDA distribution members, advancing trade relations and creating business practices that benefit the entire healthcare supply chain.
Two companies also were recognized as HDA Manufacturer Partners of the Year. This category honors HDA manufacturer members for their active participation in the Alliance. Winners have at least five consecutive years of membership, regularly participate in HDA conferences and serve on committees, as well as support the organization through further event attendance and sponsorships.
“The 2017 DIANA winners set the standard for excellence through their hard work, creativity and collaborative spirit,” said HDA President and CEO John M. Gray. “Their dedication to advancing the pharmaceutical supply chain, and the patients it serves, helps fuel this industry and our organization. All of us at HDA congratulate them on their achievements.”
HDA Manufacturer Partner of the Year Awards
HDA Manufacturer Member with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of More Than $500 Million:
Lilly USA, LLC
HDA Manufacturer Member with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of Less Than $500 Million:
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc.
Best New Product Introduction or Promotion Awards
Biotechnology Products: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company US Medicines Group, for Orencia® ClickJect™
Branded Pharmaceutical Products: Allergan, for Vraylar®
Generic Pharmaceutical Products: Alvogen, Inc., for its Oseltamivir Launch (Generic Tamiflu®)
Over-the-Counter and Home Healthcare Products: Reckitt Benckiser, for Mucinex® Clear & Cool™
Rx Support Systems, Supplies & Services: Broadway Industries, for Re-Use-A-Bag® Reusable Plastic T-sack
Best Overall Manufacturer Awards
Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of Less Than $300 Million:
Winner: LEO Pharma Inc.
First Merit Finalist: Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Second Merit Finalist: VitaMedMD/TherapeuticsMD
Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of More Than $300 Million:
First Merit Finalist: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Second Merit Finalist: Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Generic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of Less Than $100 Million:
Winner: Alvogen, Inc.
First Merit Finalist: Lannett Company, Inc.
Second Merit Finalist: Citron Pharma LLC (now part of Rising Pharmaceuticals)
Generic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of More Than $100 Million:
Winner: Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC
First Merit Finalist: Apotex Corp.
Second Merit Finalist: Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc.
Consumer Product Manufacturer
Winner: Reckitt Benckiser
First Merit Finalist: Bayer Consumer Health
Second Merit Finalist: BD
The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) represents primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. Since 1876, HDA has helped members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently. The HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s nonprofit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues.