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HDA Statement on “Project Airbridge” Initiative

March 29, 2020

ARLINGTON, Va. — Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) President and CEO Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr., released the following statement regarding today’s White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing and the “Project Airbridge” initiative.

“‘Project Airbridge’ demonstrates how the nation’s healthcare distributors are going above and beyond to protect the global healthcare supply chain in the face of the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19. Distributors are working each day to ensure that pharmacies, hospitals and healthcare providers have access to the medicines and medical supplies that our communities need.

“Our nation’s ability to effectively respond to COVID-19 requires that the public and private sectors work hand-in-hand. ‘Project Airbridge’ symbolizes these critical partnerships, and HDA is proud of its participating members — Cardinal Health, Henry Schein, McKesson and Medline Industries.”

Additional HDA materials and other pandemic response resources are available at


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.


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