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HDA’s Emerging Leaders Program Helps Up-and-Coming Professionals Grow Their Careers

Posted by Subrina Ghorashi

The pharmaceutical distribution sector is full of exciting opportunities for young professionals, whose fresh perspectives and innovative ideas will help enhance supply chain efficiency and security. 

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Latest Faces of the Supply Chain Videos Underscore Industry’s Focus on Safety and Reliability

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HDA’s Faces of the Supply Chain series continued this past month with the release of new videos featuring perspectives from nine distribution sector experts. Interviews touched upon topics ranging from innovations in healthcare distribution and manufacturing; the industry’s focus on patients; supply chain resilience through the COVID-19 pandemic; and more.

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Member Spotlight: When Distribution Is a Family Calling

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While the business of pharmaceutical distribution has changed significantly over the past eight decades, HDA members like Capital Wholesale Drug Company (Capital Drug) have continued to play an essential role in providing safe and efficient healthcare delivery to trusted pharmacists and providers.

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Advocacy in Action: KeySource Hosts Representative Chabot in Cincinnati

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Rep. Chabot (R-Ohio) visits KeySource distribution center in Cincinnati, Ohio.On May 25, HDA member company KeySource gave a tour of their distribution center in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Representative Steve Chabot (R-Ohio).

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Prepare for 2023 DSCSA Compliance with HDA's Latest Industry Resources

Posted by Jaidalyn Rand

In less than 18 months, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) will reach its final milestone, culminating a 10-year implementation process across the healthcare supply chain. To help manufacturers and distributors prepare for interoperable data exchange, HDA, along with technical expertise from distributor- and manufacturer-member task force participants, has published new guidelines and other resources with the latest information and best practices.

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In the Spirit of Pride Month: How Healthcare Distributors Promote DEI

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Each June, Pride Month recognizes the spirit and contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community. It also serves as an opportunity to reinforce our industry’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and to ensure the health and vitality of the communities we serve.

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Securing the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Against Scammers

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The global supply chain continues to face scrutiny, with port backups and product shortages grabbing headlines. However, as Chuck Forsaith, Vice President and Founder of HDA’s Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC), shared in a recent episode of the Pharmacy Crossroads podcast, there is another supply chain risk impacting trading partners throughout the healthcare distribution industry — which HDA’s PCSC has been diligently tracking and working to combat. Pharmacy Crossroads, hosted by pharmacy industry veteran Bruce Kneeland, provides an insider voice for the community pharmacy industry and is a member of the Pharmacy Podcast Network.

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How Authentix Makes a Global Impact While Staying True to Their Roots

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Texas-based Authentix, which provides authentication services to a range of sectors, launched in 2003 with a few dozen employees and a modest, but loyal customer base. These devoted customers, many of whom have worked with the company for nearly 20 years, are the foundation upon which this HDA-member service provider has grown into a global company with more than 400 staff and operations on five continents.

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Q&A on Earth Day: HDA’s Chip Davis Discusses Sector Sustainability

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HDA recognizes the role healthcare distributors can play in minimizing the healthcare sector’s carbon footprint. Many members are already committing to sustainability initiatives — from adopting eco-friendly packaging to setting carbon neutrality goals.

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BluPax Pharma Celebrates 10 Years of Effective Relationship Building

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For HDA member BluPax Pharma, an independently owned and operated distributor of generic pharmaceuticals, relationships are at the core of everything they do.

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World Health Day: HDA’s Commitment to a More Sustainable, Resilient Supply Chain

Posted by Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr.

The World Health Organization has estimated that more than 13 million deaths around the globe are due to avoidable environmental causes stemming from climate change. Accordingly, this year’s World Health Day (April 7) theme is “Our Planet, Our Health,” which focuses on the political, social and commercial decisions that affect the environment as a factor in human health. The public and private sectors each can do their part on this front — and HDA believes that healthcare distributors have an important role to play in the health of the planet when it comes to delivering medications sustainably.

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Spotlighting HerStory: Discussions With Women in Distribution

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As March comes to a close, HDA is rounding out Women’s History Month celebrations by sharing perspectives from some of the incredible women making a difference within the distribution sector and the larger healthcare ecosystem. Interviews were conducted in conjunction with the recent Distribution Management Conference and other forums in support of HDA’s Faces of the Supply Chain video series, a new initiative of the Health Delivered campaign.

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How Cardinal Health Is Transforming the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

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Healthcare distributors, as logistics experts of the supply chain, are constantly innovating to increase efficiencies, optimize operations and generate solutions for an ever-evolving ecosystem — while continuously ensuring the safe, efficient and reliable delivery of 10 million medicines and healthcare products every day.

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Healthcare Distributors Honored as 2021 'Hero of the Supply Chain'

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Throughout the past year, HDA distributor members worked tirelessly to ensure the continued delivery of everyday, lifesaving medicines and support COVID-19 response efforts. Equipped with extensive logistics expertise, distributors used communication, collaboration and coordination with trading partners and at all levels of the government to aid and help protect the health of Americans across the country.

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Strengthening the Healthcare Supply Chain Through Education

Posted by Perry L. Fri

The health of the pharmaceutical supply chain depends on the expertise and ingenuity of the committed professionals working to help get lifesaving medicines and supplies to points of care as efficiently as possible.

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New HDA Video Highlights Industry Progress Toward DSCSA Implementation

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With the deadline to implement the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) now less than two years away, HDA has released a new video that highlights the great progress that has been made by industry to implement DSCSA and some of the biggest challenges that still remain.

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Creating Successful Public Health Partnerships in the Age of COVID-19

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The coronavirus pandemic fostered and underscored the benefits of public-private partnerships as healthcare supply chain companies used their expertise and strengths to support the government’s response to an ongoing health crisis. The Milken Institute’s “2021 Partnering for Patients Forum” explored this topic during a panel discussion entitled, “Reimagining Public Health Partnerships: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic.”

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HDA’s Davis Shares 2022 Strategic Priorities Under Increased Awareness of Supply Chains

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Events spanning COVID-19 vaccine distribution to shipping containers held up at port have made the supply chain a “kitchen-table” issue during the past year. Many industries experienced notable disruptions in their delivery of goods and supplies; however, as noted by President and CEO Chip Davis, “[P]harmacies, health systems and physicians’ offices, more than 180,000 across the country, remain stocked with the lifesaving medications and vaccines patients need. That didn’t happen by accident.” Davis’ perspective was featured alongside healthcare supply chain association leaders as part of Chain Drug Review’s annual “Pharmacy Outlook” feature.

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Building a More Climate Resilient Healthcare Supply Chain

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Protecting the health of Americans begins with ensuring the well-being of our planet — and healthcare distributors recognize the industry’s responsibility to drive meaningful action on reducing climate change.

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Two Years To Go: All Hands Required To Meet DSCSA’s 2023 Deadline

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The two-year countdown to the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) deadline has begun. This final milestone, in combination with those already completed, will fundamentally change how product and data move together across the healthcare supply chain.

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Healthcare Distributors Are Supporting Under-Resourced Communities During COVID-19

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On October 7, HDA launched a three-part series to showcase how the distribution industry is helping create healthier communities through philanthropy, employee activism, partnerships with nonprofit organizations and more.

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HDA’s Chip Davis Discusses How to Build a More Resilient Global Supply Chain with Congressional and Private Sector Leaders

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HDA President and CEO Chip Davis participated in the Aspen Institute’s 2021 Aspen Security Forum as part of a panel discussion entitled, "Building a More Resilient Global Supply Chain."

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HDA Distributors Proud to Partner With Pharmacists Each Step of the Way

Posted by Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr.

October marks American Pharmacists Month, an important opportunity to recognize the profound contribution of dedicated pharmacists who work on the frontlines of U.S. healthcare on a daily basis.

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Healthcare Distributors Are Improving Health Equity and Supporting Patients in Need

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On October 7, we launched a three-part series to showcase how the distribution industry is making a difference in local communities across the country. In part one, we explored how HDA’s distributor members are leaving their imprint upon communities through corporate, foundation and employee support.

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Healthcare Distributors Are Making a Difference in Local Communities

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Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, HDA healthcare distributors recognized the vital role that philanthropy plays in building healthier communities — and the industry’s responsibility in leading these efforts. 

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