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The HDA Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Founded in 1980, the organization has undertaken projects that fulfill the charitable, research and education priorities of the healthcare supply chain.
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McKesson's Paul C. Julian Honored With 2015 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement
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The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, HDMA’s non-profit research foundation, and Genentech, Inc., A Member of the Roche Group, honored Paul C. Julian, Executive Vice President and Group President for McKesson Corporation with the 2015 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement.
HDA Statement on Misreporting by The Washington Post on Distributors, Opioid Epidemic
/news/2017-12-15-hda-statement-on-misreporting-by-the-washington-post
HDA President and CEO John M. Gray released the following statement in response to the latest reporting by The Washington Post.

/news/2018-01-08-hda-president-and-ceo-outlines-2018-alliance-priorities
Efforts to mitigate the prescription drug abuse epidemic and activities surrounding DSCSA implementation once again top the list of priorities HDA will be addressing in the year ahead, according to HDA President and CEO John M. Gray. Mr. Gray provided his perspective, along with other healthcare supply chain leaders, as part of Chain Drug Review’s annual “Pharmacy Outlook” feature, published in the January 1 issue.
Pharmaceutical Distributors Provide Essential Services to Specialty Rx Supply Chain
/news/2015-12-21-rx-distributors-provide-essential-services-to-specialty-rx-supply-chain
New research published by the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, HDMA’s knowledge partner, indicates that pharmaceutical distributors provide the specialty pharmaceutical supply chain essential services while efficiently aggregating and delivering thousands of lifesaving medications to a large network of providers for the treatment of critically ill patient populations with chronic or rare diseases.
HDA, Supply Chain Partners Support Immediate Action on National Recommendations, Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic
/news/2018-02-02-hda-supply-chain-partners-support-immediate-action-on-opioid-epidemic
The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) and fellow members of the National Conference of Pharmaceutical Organizations (NCPO) have requested a meeting with the Trump Administration to identify and implement specific recommendations included as part of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.
HDA Statement on Senate Passage of Legislation to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic
/news/2018-09-17-hda-statement-on-hr-6
Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) President and CEO John M. Gray released the following statement on the Senate passage of comprehensive opioid legislation, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6).
Annual Survey of HDA Specialty Pharmaceutical Distributors Reveals Rising Importance of Certain Therapeutic Areas
/news/2017-12-12-hda-research-foundation-releases-2017-specialty-pharmaceutical-distribution
Specialty pharmaceutical distributors expect products in the autoimmune/immune and ophthalmology categories to rise in importance over the next 12 months, followed by oncology, central nervous system and inflammatory products. The findings were published in the HDA Research Foundation’s 2017 edition of Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution: Facts, Figures and Trends.
HDA Announces Availability of API Certification Program for Origin
/news/2018-02-14-hda-announces-api-certification-for-origin
The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) and ValueCentric today announced the introduction of a new certification program for third-party solution providers to exchange data with Origin on behalf of their manufacturer and distributor clients using an Application Programming Interface (API). Adents, a leading provider of premier and versatile serialization and track-and-trace solutions, is the first solution provider that has entered to meet the certification.
HDA Statement on New DEA Assessment Tool and Data
/news/2018-02-15-hda-statement-on-new-dea-assessment-tool-and-data
Following the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) announcement regarding a new assessment tool for controlled substance orders, Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) President and CEO John M. Gray issued the following statement.
AAOA Launches Pharmacy Toolkit
/news/2018-09-18-aaoa-launches-pharmacy-toolkit
Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA), a national initiative to help prevent prescription opioid abuse and misuse through education, has created a pharmacy toolkit (http://bit.ly/2xiNmnj) to equip pharmacists with resources to engage and educate patients about the safe use, storage and disposal of pain medicines.
Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research Releases Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution: Facts, Figures and Trends
/news/2015-12-02-center-releases-specialty-trends
HDMA’s Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research has published the latest edition of its annual benchmarking publication, Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution: Facts, Figures and Trends (2015 Edition). The seventh edition is sponsored by CuraScript Specialty Distribution; Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group; and Pharmacy First.
91.4 Percent of U.S. Pharmaceutical Sales Channeled Through HDMA-Member Distributors
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Approximately 91 percent of pharmaceutical products — about $350 billion — came to market through HDMA-member traditional pharmaceutical distributors in 2014, according to the 86th Edition HDMA Factbook: The Facts, Figures and Trends in Healthcare (2015-2016). This represents a 1.3 percentage point increase from 2013. Meanwhile, the Factbook notes that spending on pharmaceuticals continues to rise in the U.S., reaching about $374 billion in 2014, according to IMS Health.
HDA Statement on Department of Justice Opioid Efforts
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Today, Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) President and CEO John M. Gray issued a statement in response to new efforts by the Department of Justice to address the opioid epidemic.
HDMA Named One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for Fifth Consecutive Year
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For the fifth year in a row, the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) has been named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business magazine and Best Companies Group.
House Legislation Encourages Collaboration, Cooperation in the Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray applauded the reintroduction of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015, introduced on January 22 in the House of Representatives.
HDMA Presents Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award to Four Legislative Champions
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In early February, 2015, HDMA recognized four members of Congress ― Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.) — with the Association’s Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award (or Rx Award).
H.R. 471 Approved by House Energy and Commerce Committee
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray issued the following statement following the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s approval of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 471). The legislation is sponsored by Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif).
HDA Files Lawsuit to Block New York Opioid Law
/news/2018-07-06-hda-files-lawsuit-to-block-new-york-opioid-law
Today, the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), the national trade association for pharmaceutical distributors, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to block enforcement of New York’s Opioid Stewardship Act. The act imposes an unconstitutional $600 million punitive surcharge on pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers. It bypasses judicial due process and impedes the industry’s comprehensive efforts to mitigate opioid abuse and misuse.
HDMA-Supported Legislation Addressing Rx Drug Abuse Passes House Subcommittee
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray released a statement following the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health’s markup of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 471), sponsored by Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.)
HDA Traceability Seminar to Bring Together Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Professionals
/news/2018-09-12-traceability-seminar-to-bring-together-rx-supply-chain-professionals
The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) will convene pharmaceutical supply chain industry leaders at its Traceability Seminar, October 17–19 in Washington, D.C. The 2018 seminar will educate attendees about where the pharmaceutical supply chain is in relation to achieving full implementation of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) in 2023; what to expect in the future as the industry approaches the final deadline; and available resources, tools and guidance on a range of traceability topics.
AmerisourceBergen Corporation Wins HDMA’s Distribution Management Award for Centralizing DSCSA Data and Serialization Requirements
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AmerisourceBergen Corporation was named the winner of HDMA’s 2016 Distribution Management Award for centralizing its data for Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) compliance, as well as to prepare for long-term serialization requirements.
HDA Named One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for Seventh Year in a Row
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For the seventh consecutive year, the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) is named one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business magazine and Best Companies Group.
Perry Fri Named Chief Operating Officer of the HDA Research Foundation
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The HDA Research Foundation (formerly the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research) today announces the appointment of Perry L. Fri as its Chief Operating Officer. He assumes leadership of the Foundation, the 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA, formerly HDMA), from Karen J. Ribler, who retired at the end of September.
HDMA Names Ruth Miller Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs
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HDMA announced today that Ruth Miller has joined the Association’s Government Affairs team as Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs. In this new position Miller will be responsible for recommending policies and positions on federal regulatory proposals — with a primary emphasis on those related to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). She also will facilitate and coordinate HDMA members' efforts to implement federal regulations.
HDA is One of The Best Places to Work in Virginia for the Eighth Year in a Row
/news/2018-02-01-hda-is-one-of-the-best-places-to-work-in-virginia-for-the-eighth-year-in-a-row
The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) was named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business magazine and Best Companies Group.
President Obama Signs S. 483; HDMA-Championed Legislation is First Enacted Law Addressing Rx Drug Abuse in the 114th Congress
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The HDMA-supported legislation, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act (S. 483), sponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), was signed into law by President Obama on April 19.
Loss of Exclusivity: An Inventory Management Case Study
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This report focuses on the opportunities to improve communications between trading partners as a branded pharmaceutical product nears the end of its patent protection to better manage inventory and reduce costly returns.
Health, Beauty & Wellness: Opportunities to Enhance Independent Pharmacy Services
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Produced by HDMA in cooperation with Hamacher Research Group, this white paper identifies and explores the challenges and changes ahead that will test the industry, as pharmacies face new competitive pressures and reimbursement challenges.
HDMA Launches New Identity as the Healthcare Distribution Alliance
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray announced that the organization has changed its name to the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), effective immediately, at the opening general session of its 2016 Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs. Additionally, HDA’s non-profit charitable research foundation, the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, will now be known as the HDA Research Foundation.
AmeriCares Honors Fresenius Kabi USA with Power of Partnership Award
/news/2016-06-13-americares-honors-fresenius-kabi-usa
AmeriCares presented its annual Power of Partnership Award to Fresenius Kabi USA today in recognition of the company’s outstanding commitment to helping disaster survivors and improving health care access around the world.
H. D. Smith's Henry Dale Smith, Jr., Presented With the 2016 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement
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The HDA Research Foundation (formerly the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research), Genentech Inc., a member of the Roche Group, and Mylan Inc., honored Henry Dale Smith, Jr., of H. D. Smith Holding Company with the 2016 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement. The HDA Research Foundation is the charitable research arm of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA, formerly the Healthcare Distribution Management Association).
Returns Logistics Practices
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This publication recommends process improvements for returned and/or unsalable healthcare products.
DSCSA Overview for Association Partners
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This webinar for prescription drug supply chain stakeholder associations provides an overview of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), a single, federal framework for tracing prescription medications through the supply chain.
HDMA is One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for Sixth Consecutive Year
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For the sixth year in a row the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) has been named one of 100 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business magazine and Best Companies Group.
HDMA Recognizes Mutual Drug Company's Hal Harrison With Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership
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Hal Harrison, Senior Vice President of Operations for Mutual Wholesale Drug Company, was honored today with HDMA’s 2016 Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership.
HDMA-Championed Bill S. 483 Passed Unanimously by the Senate
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HDMA-championed legislation, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act (S. 483) was passed today under unanimous consent by the U.S. Senate. The legislation, sponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), has companion legislation (H.R. 471) in the House of Representatives sponsored by Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.). H.R. 471 was passed by the House of Representatives in April 2015.
HDMA Guidelines for Managing Cold Chain and Temperature Sensitive Products
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From the point of receipt by a distributor to the point of delivery to a customer, the proper temperature of cold chain or frozen products must be maintained during product storage and transportation.
HDMA-Supported S. 483 Passed by the House; Awaits President Obama's Signature
/news/2016-04-12-s-483-passed-by-the-house
HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray released a statement on the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act (S. 483), which the U.S. House of Representatives passed today by unanimous consent. The bill is sponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).
The Role of Reverse Distribution
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Product returns are inevitable; annually, more than 120 million product units — exceeding $13 billion in value — move through the reverse distribution process.
HDMA and Georgia AG Olens Announce Winners of Rx Drug Abuse Awareness Video Contest
/news/2015-12-08-olens-announces-winners-of-rx-drug-abuse-awareness-contest
Attorney General Sam Olens announced at Duluth High School in Duluth, Ga., the winners of the “We’re Not Gonna Take It” video contest aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse among teens.
HDMA Returned Goods Debit Memo Template
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Trading partners may use this sample returned goods debit memo template to clearly convey the pertinent information about returned pharmaceuticals and facilitate the credit reconciliation process.
Elements of Persuasion
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This webinar will help participants determine the best way to create their message and learn the key principles of successful persuasion to effectively influence the audience.
HDA Statement in Opposition of New York State Opioid Tax
/news/2018-03-30-hda-statement-in-opposition-of-new-york-state-opioid-tax
HDA President and CEO John M. Gray released the following statement after the passage of the 2019 New York State budget.
HDA Statement on Review of Annual Production Quotas for Opioids
/news/2018-03-02-hda-statement-on-review-of-annual-production-quotas-for-opioids
HDA President and CEO John M. Gray released the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent memo regarding opioid production quotas.
Biosimilars: The State of the U.S. Market
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This whitepaper provides an analysis of the current market for biosimilars in the U.S. through interviews conducted with senior executives from specialty pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution companies.
HDMA Comments on Release of Medicaid AMP Final Rule
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray issued a statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final rule implementing Affordable Care Act changes to Medicaid rebates, the Average Manufacturer Price (AMP) and Federal Upper Limits under the Medicaid Covered Outpatient Drug Program. The rule, referred to as the “AMP rule,” will go into effect on April 1, 2016, with state Medicaid agencies receiving an additional year to adapt their respective programs to the regulation.
Webinar: Leveraging Returns Data
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As the use of electronic data interchange (EDI) standards has grown in recent years in forward logistics, companies have looked to leverage these transactions in reverse logistics. The exchange of electronic returns data can streamline the handling process and reduce the cycle time involved in processing returns.
EDI Guidelines for 845 844 849 Contract and Chargeback Administration
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Developed by HDMA’s eCommerce Task Force, these three electronic data interchange (EDI) sets are used to administer contract and chargeback transactions.
HDMA to Host Third Annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference in London
/news/2016-03-02-hdma-to-host-third-annual-ipdc-in-london
The Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), the U.S.-based trade association representing primary pharmaceutical distributors, announced today that it will convene its Third Annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) in London, England, on September 12-13, 2016, at the Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel. This year’s conference will be co-hosted with the Healthcare Distribution Association UK (HDA UK), European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW). The IPDC was previously held in Beijing and Brussels.
EDI Guidelines for 810 Invoice
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Developed by HDMA’s eCommerce Task Force, the 810 Invoice Guidelines for EDI support the order-to-cash cycle.
HDMA's Gray Highlights 2015 Distribution Industry Priorities in Chain Drug Review
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray, along with other healthcare supply chain leaders, contributed to Chain Drug Review's annual "Pharmacy Outlook" feature, published on January 5.
CSOS Controlled Substance Ordering and Electronic Contract Re-Submittal Guidelines EDI
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This easy-to-use, tandem reference tool includes information and guidelines in support of two distinct business processes: controlled substance ordering and electronic contract re-submittals.
HDMA Announces Staff Promotions
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The Healthcare Distribution Management Association recently promoted four staff members.
EDI Guidelines for 180 Return Merchandise Authorization/Notification and 812 Credit/Debit Adjustment
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Developed by HDMA’s eCommerce Task Force, these electronic data interchange sets provide guidance to trading partners on business practices related to merchandise returns and debit or memos that can be exchanged between distributors and manufacturers.
A Snapshot of Returned Goods and Manufacturer Policies
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Developed by HDMA’s Returns Task Force, this summary reports the volume and average dollar value of returned prescription and over-the-counter products processed by reverse logistics providers.
HDMA Recommendations for Securing Pharmaceutical Storage Facilities
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These recommendations suggest practices that a pharmaceutical entity could employ to identify and help minimize the risks associated with storing pharmaceutical products.

/news/2015-02-02-physicians-offices-and-clinics-are-largest-specialty-rx-customer
Physician’s offices and independently owned and operated physician clinics remain the largest customer base for specialty pharmaceutical distributors, at 63 percent of their sales value, according to the 2014 Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution: Facts, Figures and Trends, published by HDMA’s Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research.
HDMA Supports Senate Legislation to Enhance Collaborative Efforts in the Fight Against Rx Drug Abuse
/news/2015-02-12-hdma-supports-senate-legislation
HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray released a statement in support of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015, introduced today by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) The legislation is a companion to the House legislation (H.R. 471) sponsored by Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.)
Independent Pharmacy Shoppers
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Produced by Hamacher Resource Group, in partnership with HDMA and its member sponsors, this study examines HBW/OTC shopper behaviors, the market basket and threats and opportunities in the independent pharmacy channel.
HDMA White Paper on Product Availability
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This white paper provides a brief overview of the pharmaceutical supply chain, product supply issues and current processes that can result in product shortages.
HDMA Announces Gary Riddle as New Vice President of State Government Affairs, Elevates Kristen Freitas to Vice President, Federal Government Affairs
/news/2015-05-28-gary-riddle-named-vp-of-state-government-affairs-freitas-elevated
HDMA announced on May 28, 2015, that Gary Riddle has joined the Association as Vice President of State Government Affairs, and that it has promoted Kristen Freitas from Senior Director to Vice President of Federal Government Affairs.
EDI Guidelines for 850 Purchase Order
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Developed by HDMA’s eCommerce Task Force, this electronic data interchange (EDI) transaction set supports the order-to-cash cycle.
AmeriCares Honors Bristol-Myers Squibb with Power of Partnership Award
/news/2015-06-08-americares-honors-bristol-myers-squibb
AmeriCares, in partnership with the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), has presented its annual Power of Partnership Award to Bristol-Myers Squibb in recognition of its outstanding commitment to increasing access to medicine, health worker safety and improving the wellbeing of children worldwide. Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation are among AmeriCares most consistent supporters, providing both pharmaceutical products and financial support for the aid organization’s emergency response work and ongoing health programs in under-resourced communities.
EDI Guidelines for 867 Product Transfer and Resale Report to Support Distributor Service Agreements
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Developed by HDMA’s eCommerce Task Force, this electronic data interchange (EDI) set supports the customary and established business and industry practices surrounding sales reporting.
Rx Drug Abuse Legislation to Enhance Collaboration Between Regulators, Supply Chain Passed by House of Representatives
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray hailed the April 21 passage of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 471) by the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 471 is sponsored by Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.)
EDI Guidelines for 856 Advance Ship Notice
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This implementation guideline is intended to support compliance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) of 2013, Title II of the Drug Quality and Security Act. (Public Law 113-54).
HDMA Product Recall and Withdrawal Notification Guidelines
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Developed by HDMA’s Returns Task Force, these voluntary guidelines provide insights into industry recall and withdrawal practices, as well as strategies for manufacturers and distributors to effectively communicate product recall or withdrawal information to trading partners.
HDMA to Host Second International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference in Brussels
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HDMA, GIRP (the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers) and IFPW are collaborating to convene the second annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) in Brussels, Belgium, on November 12–13 at the Steigenberger Wiltcher's hotel.
Growth Drivers: The Factors Behind Independent Pharmacy OTC Sales
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This white paper, produced by Hamacher Resource Group in partnership with HDMA and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, is a follow-up to the 2011 white paper, “Supply Chain Collaboration: Maximizing Health, Beauty, and Wellness Product Sales in Independent Pharmacy.”
HDA Research Foundation Report Analyzes Reverse Distribution of Pharmaceutical Products
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A new report published by the HDA Research Foundation entitled The Role of Reverse Distribution provides insights into the reverse distribution of pharmaceutical products. The Foundation estimates that this channel accounts for 3.5 to 4 percent of all pharmaceutical sales — more than 120 million product units — and exceeds $13 billion in product value.
HDMA Presents 2015 DIANA Awards
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At HDMA’s 2015 Business and Leadership Conference in San Antonio, the Association recognized pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers with its annual Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (or DIANA awards).
EDI Guidelines for 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgement
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Updated by HDMA’s eCommerce Task Force, the 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgement Guidelines for EDI support the order-to-cash cycle. In this release, codes have been edited at the line level to indicate acceptance, rejection or backorder of an item.
GLN Adoption for the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
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This paper further explains the process used to evaluate the numbering schema used by the pharmaceutical supply chain.
EDI Guidelines for 852 Product Activity Data
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Developed by HDMA’s eCommerce Task Force, this electronic data interchange (EDI) set is designed to help distributors efficiently provide inventory, sales and other product information to manufacturers as part of service or inventory management agreements.
HDMA Guidelines for Optimizing the Contract Administration and Chargeback Process
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These guidelines educate trading partners across the healthcare supply chain in the processes used for the negotiation and administration of contracts, as well as the submission, validation and reconciliation of chargebacks.
Hospitals Accounted for Nearly One-Third of Specialty Distributor Sales in 2015
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Sales to hospitals by specialty distributors significantly increased in 2015, according to new research by the HDA Research Foundation. As noted in Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution: Facts, Figures and Trends (2016 Edition), there was a seven percentage point increase in sales from specialty distributors to hospitals, climbing to 30 percent in 2015. Meanwhile, sales to independent physician-owned/-operated clinics continued to decrease from previous edition; these clinics captured 49 percent of specialty distributors’ sales.
Supply Chain Collaboration: Maximizing Health, Beauty and Wellness Product Sales in Independent Pharmacy
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This white paper, produced by Hamacher Resource Group in partnership with HDMA and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), identifies six health, beauty and wellness (HBW) categories that have experienced increased sales within the independent pharmacy sector and now outpace the food, drug and mass channels.
HDMA ASN Exceptions Guidelines for the DSCSA
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These guidelines offer HDMA’s interpretation of how trading partners might choose to address the exceptions that may arise when passing the information required by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).
HDMA Mourns the Passing of Henry Dale Smith, Sr., Founder and CEO Emeritus of H. D. Smith
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HDMA mourns the loss of Henry Dale Smith, Sr., Founder and Chairman Emeritus of H. D. Smith, who passed away this weekend at the age of 87.
Pharmacist and Patient Conversations at Independent Pharmacy
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This webinar highlights the key findings from a new study released by HDMA, “Pharmacist and Patient Conversations at Independent Pharmacy” ― produced in cooperation with Hamacher Resource Group (HRG) ― which aims to bridge the gap between opportunity and execution in the non-prescription areas (front-of-store) of independent pharmacy.
HDMA Observes National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month
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HDMA, the national association representing primary pharmaceutical distributors, is supporting efforts to educate the public about the dangers abusing prescription and over-the-counter medicines during National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month (NMAAM).
Tips for HDMA Mentors
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This webinar, designed for mentors participating in the HDMA Mentoring Program, provides tips on making the most of your relationships and answers some frequently asked questions.
Prescribing Patterns and the Opioid Epidemic
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While the factors driving the opioid epidemic are complex, there is broad recognition among leading public health authorities that opioids have been overprescribed — a trend that began in the 1990s and continues to this day. As the broader healthcare industry looks to reverse and prevent another epidemic in the future, there is greater focus on how to effectively curb overprescribing while balancing the legitimate and diverse health needs of patients across the country.
Tips for HDMA Mentees
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This webinar, designed for mentees participating in the HDMA Mentoring Program, provides tips on making the most of your relationships and answers some frequently asked questions.
Understanding the Drivers of Expired Pharmaceutical Returns
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Developed for HDMA’s Returns Task Force (RTF) by Raftery Resource Network, this report describes the major causes of unsalable pharmaceutical returns and actions an individual company may take to address and evaluate progress in decreasing them.
Deciphering the Final AMP Rule
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This webinar focuses on the changes to the calculation of Average Manufacturer Price (AMP) for products reimbursed through the Medicaid Program.
Upsher-Smith's Michael J. McBride Honored With the 2017 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement
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The HDA Research Foundation, the non-profit organization of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), along with Genentech Inc., A Member of the Roche Group, and Mylan Inc., presented Michael J. McBride of Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., with the 2017 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement.
HDMA Security Guidelines Protecting Last Mile Pharmaceutical Shipments
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Violent attacks are increasing in the last mile for pharmaceutical supply chain distribution. These suggested guidelines offer companies seeking to strengthen their in-transit security program a directed approach to reducing risk.
HDA To Host Fourth Annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference in Geneva
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HDA will convene the Fourth Annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) at the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland, October 16–17, 2017.
Supply Chain Security Guidelines
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Developed by HDMA’s Logistics Operations Committee, these guidelines outline steps pharmaceutical supply chain stakeholders can take to protect products while in transit.
HDMA's Practical Tips to Address Returns Drivers
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This article identifies ways to reduce unsalable returns and reduce supply chain waste.
HDA Statement on 60 Minutes/Washington Post Coverage on Distributors, Opioid Epidemic
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HDA President and CEO John M. Gray released a statement in response to 60 Minutes/Washington Post coverage on the opioid epidemic.
Independent Pharmacy Front-End Opportunities – Infographics
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This series of infographics highlights key findings from research conducted by Hamacher Resource Group focusing on the opportunities for supply chain partnerships that support the front-of-store in independent pharmacy.
HDA "Origin" Repository Officially Launches
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), in collaboration with ValueCentric, LLC, today announce the official launch of Origin: HDA’s Product Data Source. Origin is a high-powered, central data repository hosting verified Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) information. The service enables the secure, accurate and efficient exchange of pharmaceutical product master data between manufacturers and their supply chain partners to help comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).
DSCSA Overview for NCPA Members
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This webinar, designed for the dispenser audience, provides an overview of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), which enacted a single, federal framework for tracing prescription medications through the supply chain.
HDA Statement on Attorneys General Opioid Investigations
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Following today’s announcement on investigations regarding the opioid epidemic, John M. Gray, President and CEO of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), released the following statement.
Driving Toward DSCSA Implementation
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This webinar, designed for manufacturers and other supply chain parties supporting DSCSA implementation activities, provides an update on traceability implementation from a systems and technology perspective.
HDA Statement on President Trump's Announcement on the Opioid Crisis
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Following President Trump’s announcement on the response to the opioid epidemic, Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) President and CEO John M. Gray issued the following statement.
DSCSA Overview for Dispensers
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This webinar, designed for the dispenser audience ― including pharmacy, hospitals, healthcare providers and others who dispense prescription pharmaceuticals ― provides an overview of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), which paved the way for a single, federal framework to trace prescription medications through the supply chain.
Pharmacist and Patient Conversations at Independent Pharmacy
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Each day pharmacists meet with patients to discuss their health and wellbeing. As part of that dialogue and as a normal course of business, pharmacists are suggesting non-prescription products — an average of six to 10 non-Rx recommendations each day.
HDA Statement on New Report from President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
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Following the new report released by the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) President and CEO John M. Gray released the following statement.
HDA Expands Membership Offerings Through Addition of the Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) today announces an expansion of its membership offerings and expertise by adding the Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC) to its organization. This new service offering will go into full effect as of January 1, 2018. PCSC’s founder, Chuck Forsaith, will continue to lead the coalition as Senior Director with HDA.
Dispenser Q-and-A for DSCSA
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The Dispenser Q-and-A for DSCSA webinar is a follow-up to the HDMA April 21 Webinar: DSCSA Overview for Dispensers.
Nearly 96 Percent of All U.S. Pharmaceutical Sales Went to Market Through HDA-Member Traditional Primary Distributors
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The total number of U.S. pharmaceutical sales that went to market through pharmaceutical distributors increased to nearly 95.7 percent in 2016 (nearly two percentage points over the previous year) according to a new report published by the HDA Research Foundation. The Foundation released this new statistic in its 88th Edition HDA Factbook: The Facts, Figures and Trends in Healthcare (2017-2018).
"GTIN 101" with GS1 and HDA
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This webinar, sponsored by Axway, introduces the Global Trade Item Number™ (GTIN®), and how to use this standard to uniquely identify your products in the pharmaceutical supply chain. GS1 US covers how to get a licensed GS1 company prefix, GTIN allocation, assigning indicator digits and how to build a product hierarchy. Participants then hear from a wholesale distributor on the importance of getting GTINs right and common mistakes currently seen today.
2017 HDA Origin Update
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This webinar will provide a demonstration of HDA’s Origin — a high-powered, central data repository, hosting verified Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) information — and review key features of the service.
HDA Guidelines for Bar Coding in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
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HDA’s Guidelines for Bar Coding in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain provides specifications for bar coding and labeling healthcare products.
HBW Webinar: Who Shops at the Independent Pharmacy?
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In this 2013 webinar, HDMA and Dave Wendland, Vice President, Hamacher Resource Group (HRG) present the results of a research study ― supported by members of HDMA’s Health, Beauty and Wellness Committee, and designed and conducted by HRG ― that explores how and why shoppers make their purchases at independent pharmacies.
Maximizing Your HDA Membership
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HDA wants to keep you informed of the many benefits of membership to you and your company.
HDA President and CEO John M. Gray Forecasts 2017 Alliance Priorities in Chain Drug Review
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HDA President and CEO John M. Gray has outlined the organization’s priorities for the upcoming year in his annual “Pharmacy Outlook” column, published in the January 2 issue of Chain Drug Review.
HDA Statement on Introduction of House Legislation to Support Enhanced Data Sharing Between DEA, Supply Chain Partners
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Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) President and CEO John M. Gray released the following statement on the introduction of the Using Data to Prevent Opioid Diversion Act of 2018 (H.R. 6779) by Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.)
Webinar: Leveraging EDI
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Using EDI to accurately and efficiently exchange business transactions (i.e., purchase orders, acknowledgements, ship notices, invoices, etc.) between distributors and manufacturers in the healthcare supply chain is critical. The development and use of voluntary guidelines for specific EDI standards provide industry trading partners with a means to effectively convey the necessary information.
Coalition of Public Health Organizations and Supply Chain Partners Launch Educational Initiative to Reduce Opioid Abuse and Misuse
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Today, leading partners across healthcare, public health and the pharmaceutical supply chain joined together to launch Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA), a national education and awareness initiative to help combat the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic.
HDA Calls for “Universal” Suspicious Orders Database to Enhance Efforts Against Diversion, Misuse
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In a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Administrator Robert Patterson, Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) President and CEO John M. Gray called for a “universal” database to support enhanced monitoring of suspicious orders of controlled substances, including controlled opioid drugs. While the DEA has indicated that it currently is developing a suspicious orders database for its own use, HDA’s latest letter calls for the agency to share this data, and DEA’s advanced analytical tools, with state regulators and state/local law enforcement officials to improve information sharing and coordination.
Role of the Specialty Distributor in the Pharmaceuticals Value Chain
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Through interviews, survey work and secondary data, Role of Distributors in the U.S. Specialty Pharmaceutical Value Chain provides an understanding of the role distributors play to ensure the efficient and effective distribution of specialty medications.
HDA Saleable Returns Pilots Report
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This report summarizes the results of the pilot study conducted by HDA, working with Ernst & Young LLP (EY) and HDA’s Traceability Pilots Work Group (Work Group).
Smith Drug Company Receives Distribution Management Award for Implementation of Cloud-Based Predictive Inventory Management System
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Smith Drug Company, Div. J M Smith Corporation, has received the Healthcare Distribution Alliance’s (HDA) 2018 Distribution Management Award (DMA) for their implementation of a cloud-based predictive inventory management system (IMS). The award was presented at HDA’s Distribution Management Conference and Expo in Austin, Texas.
DSCSA Webinar: HDA 2019 Saleable Returns Requirements Pilot Update
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This webinar provides an update on the Alliance-led DSCSA pilot examining methods for verifying product identifiers as the supply chain prepares to meet the November 2019 deadline when wholesale distributors are required to certify serialized saleable pharmaceutical returns from customers.
Origin: HDA's Product Data Source
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HDA’s Origin is an easy-to-use central data repository that will ensure the efficient and accurate exchange of pharmaceutical product master data between manufacturers and their supply chain partners. The repository stores Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs), the critical product identifier that links a product with its master data to provide a foundation for the industry to initiate using the product identifier required by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).
HDMA and Hamacher Resource Group Report Explores Dialogue Between Indepdendent Pharmacists and Patients, Impact on Front-of-Store Sales
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A new study commissioned by HDMA and conducted by Hamacher Resource Group (HRG), Pharmacist and Patient Conversations at Independent Pharmacy, delves into the dialogue between independent pharmacists and their customers and how those communications impact consumer purchasing decisions. The study is based on electronic and phone surveys of independent pharmacists conducted in 2014 and includes secondary research that supports these most recent findings. The report is the fifth in a series focusing on the opportunities for pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers to support independent pharmacy.
DSCSA 2023: A Look Ahead to Enhanced Traceability Requirements
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This webinar will examine the 2023 provisions to facilitate unit-level traceability across the U.S. supply chain, including changes in transaction data, trading partner obligations in the event of certain investigations, when verification is and is not mandated and how the statute addresses inference and aggregation.
HDA Statement to 60 Minutes
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“While HDA cannot speak to the specifics of the litigation, it defies common sense to single out distributors for the opioid crisis. As logistics experts, distributors do not manufacture, promote or prescribe opioids, influence clinical decision-making or in any way drive demand for the product. Distributors deliver medicines prescribed by a licensed physician and ordered by a licensed pharmacy.
EPA Proposed Rule on Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals
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Designed for reverse distributors, hazardous waste handlers, healthcare facilities and others who support hazardous waste management activities, this webinar provides an overview on the EPA’s proposed rule, “Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals.”
Change Leadership
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Leading large-scale change is one of the most difficult challenges we will face during our careers. The most sought-after leaders know how to implement complex change in a way that achieves expected benefits and is grounded in respect for people. Additionally, the leadership actions that lead to successful change, whether small adjustments or enterprise transformation, are specific and repeatable. In this webinar, learn how to differentiate yourself and raise your level of influence through successful change leadership.
HDA Statement on Energy and Commerce Committee Report
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On the release of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s review of opioid distribution in West Virginia, the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) released the following statement.

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(Webinar date: June 25, 2018) The federal deadline is approaching for all Rx products to be marked by new Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs), the crucial identifier that links a scan of a barcode to the data associated with that product.
HDA Statement on New York Opioid Stewardship Act Ruling
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Following U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Polk Failla’s ruling today that New York’s Opioid Stewardship Act is unconstitutional, the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) issued the following statement.
89th Edition HDA Factbook: The Facts, Figures and Trends in Healthcare
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The 89th Edition HDA Factbook (2017-2018) provides comprehensive distribution performance metrics that highlight growth and trends in the pharmaceutical industry.
AAOA Celebrates First Year
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This month marks one year since the launch of Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA), a national initiative to help address the nation’s prescription opioid abuse epidemic through education and awareness. In its first year, AAOA built a network of national and local partnerships, expanding its membership to include 16 national partners and more than 50 state and local partners.
HDA Statement in Response to 60 Minutes
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“The latest episode of 60 Minutes perpetuates a number of myths around the opioid epidemic and does a disservice to any effort to truly understand and address its root causes — notably, the shift in medical practice to treat pain more aggressively and the role of illegal drugs in most overdose deaths.
Cardinal Health Wins HDMA’s Distribution Management Award for Innovative Pharmacy Restocking Solutions
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Cardinal Health was named the winner of HDMA’s 2015 Distribution Management Award for EZ Cart and EZ Tote, two solutions that streamline the restocking process for their pharmacy customers. The award was presented on March 10 at the 2015 Distribution Management Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla., and selected by distributor and manufacturer members of the Association’s Industry Relations Council.
HDMA Recognizes Former Purdue Pharma Executive Stephen Seid With Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership
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HDMA honored former Purdue Pharma L.P. executive Stephen Seid with the 2015 Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership on March 10, 2015.
Jon Giacomin of Cardinal Health, Inc., Elected Chairman of HDA Board of Directors
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA, formerly HDMA) announced the election of Jon Giacomin, Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical segment, Cardinal Health, Inc., as Chairman of the HDA Board of Directors at its Annual Board and Membership Meeting.
EPA Waste Rule Examined in HDA Op-Ed for Chain Drug Review
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An op-ed written for Chain Drug Review by HDA’s Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Anita Ducca, examines the implications of the EPA’s proposed rule on managing pharmaceutical waste.
HDA Saleable Returns Pilot Study Identifies Two Recommendations to Meet 2019 DSCSA Requirements
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA, formerly HDMA) presented the results of its Pilot Study for Saleable Returns, which recommended two scenarios that would help pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors comply with requirements set forth by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The recommendations were presented this morning at HDA’s Traceability Seminar in Washington, D.C.
Nearly 94 Percent of U.S. Rx Sales Pass Through Pharmaceutical Distributors
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Nearly 94 percent (about $407 billion) of total pharmaceuticals sales in the U.S. were channeled through HDA-member pharmaceutical distributors in 2015, according to a new report by the HDA Research Foundation (formerly The Center for Supply Chain Research). The Foundation, the 501(c)(3) of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance, released the new findings in its 87th Edition HDA Factbook: The Facts, Figures and Trends in Healthcare (2016-2017).
HDA Announces Partnership With ValueCentric
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) announced a new, long-term partnership with ValueCentric, LLC, to create a GTIN Repository Service designed to help ensure the efficient introduction of a GTIN coding system and ease its adoption across the pharmaceutical supply chain.
HDA Adds Two Staff Members to State Government Affairs Team
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA, formerly HDMA) today announces the hiring of two new members to its State Government Affairs team.
Cardinal Health Wins HDA's Distribution Management Award for Ergonomic Upright Refrigerated Unit
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Cardinal Health is the winner of HDA’s 2017 Distribution Management Award for its ergonomically friendly and timesaving upright refrigerated unit. Recognized annually, the award was presented today at the 2017 Distribution Management Conference and Expo in Palm Desert, California.
HDA Honors Elsevier’s Kay Morgan with 2017 Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership
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Kay Morgan of Elsevier Clinical Solutions is the 2017 recipient of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance’s (HDA) Distribution Management Award (DMA) for Industry Leadership.The award was presented at the HDA Distribution Management Conference in Palm Desert, Calif.
HDA to Launch "Origin" Product Data Source in July
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), in collaboration with ValueCentric, LLC, will provide an update on the development of its GTIN repository service, “Origin: HDA’s Product Data Source,” through a complimentary webinar to be held on Friday, April 28 from 11:00–12:00 (Eastern).
The Rest of the Story: Facts About Pharmaceutical Distributors and the Opioid Crisis
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As the country continues to face a serious problem with opioid addiction, elected officials, the media and the public continue to discuss and debate the cause and possible solutions to this problem. Unfortunately, these conversations often include a narrow, distorted view of the prescription drug supply chain and, in many cases, overstate pharmaceutical wholesale distributors’ role in this serious public health issue. Many stakeholders in the supply chain — including physicians, pharmacists, manufacturers, distributors, federal and state regulators, law enforcement, and others — share responsibility for opioid abuse and misuse in our country. It is important to understand the role each stakeholder plays as we work to end the current opioid epidemic.
Giacomin, Smith Reelected to Lead HDA Board of Directors
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) announced Jon Giacomin, Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical segment, Cardinal Health, will serve a second term as Chairman of the HDA Board of Directors. Mr. Giacomin’s reelection was announced at the HDA Annual Board and Membership Meeting. Henry Dale Smith, Jr., Chairman and CEO, H. D. Smith Holding Company, also was reelected to serve as Vice Chairman.
Georgia Attorney General Carr Announces Winners of HDA-Supported Rx Drug Abuse Awareness Video Contest
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Today, Attorney General Chris Carr announced at Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody, Ga., the winners of the “We’re Not Gonna Take It” video contest aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse among teens. The winning video was produced by Dunwoody High School student Peter Vuong. The runner-up was produced by Northview High School students Vivek Ramchandani and Chris Wei. The people’s choice award winner was produced by Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts student Niara Thompson.
TraceLink Will Dismiss Litigation Claims Against Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA)
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TraceLink Inc., and the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) today announced that TraceLink will dismiss litigation claims that it asserted against HDA, which stated that HDA participated in conspiracies to unreasonably restrain trade and to monopolize.
HDA Honors Manufacturer Members with DIANA Awards
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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.
Americares Honors Endo with Power of Partnership Award
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Americares, in partnership with the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), has presented its annual Power of Partnership award to Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Par Pharmaceutical, operating companies of Endo International plc, in recognition of their outstanding commitment to increasing access to health care around the world. Endo is among Americares most dedicated and longstanding supporters, providing pharmaceutical products for the global relief and development organization’s emergency response work and ongoing health programs.
HDA’s John M. Gray Highlights State of the Distribution Industry in Chain Drug Review
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Ahead of the HDA Business and Leadership Conference, President and CEO John M. Gray was interviewed by Chain Drug Review as part of the publication’s “Annual Report of Drug Wholesalers.”
HDMA Op-Ed: Collaboration Vital to Further Progress on Key Supply Chain Issues
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Collaboration will continue to be the key to a healthy supply chain in 2016, writes HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray in a new opinion piece published in the January/February issue of Pharmaceutical Commerce magazine. In particular, Gray writes that, “Collaboration has been most evident in the way the supply chain has tackled two of our industry’s toughest issues — traceability and prescription drug abuse.”
HDMA-Supported Legislation to Enhance Efforts to Mitigate Rx Drug Abuse Clears Senate Judiciary Committee
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The Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 (S. 483), sponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) was approved following a markup by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill is the companion to H.R. 471, sponsored by Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.), which was passed by the House of Representatives in April 2015.
HDA Supports Senate Proposals on Enhanced ARCOS Data Sharing, Development of Centralized Suspicious Orders Database
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In advance of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing to consider, among others, two Senate bills calling for greater coordination and data sharing among distributors, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), state regulatory agencies and local law enforcement, Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) President and CEO John M. Gray issued the following statement.
Are You Ready? Prepare for DSCSA Serialization with HDA Origin
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Last year, FDA announced a period of “enforcement discretion” related to the deadline for manufacturers to serialize products under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). As the industry quickly approaches the November 2018 deadline, it is essential for companies to prepare now for the reality of conducting business in a serialized environment. Is your company ready to meet the new requirements?
HDA's Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition Recognizes Leaders for Commitment to a Safe and Secure Supply Chain
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HDA’s Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC) presented three awards at its educational seminar in East Hanover, New Jersey. Presented annually, the PCSC Award recognizes leaders who have exhibited extraordinary standards of honesty and integrity while working tirelessly to protect and serve their communities.
Michael A. Conley of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Recognized with 2018 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement
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The HDA Research Foundation, the non-profit organization of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), recognized Michael A. Conley of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation with the 2018 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement at the HDA Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs. The award is made possible through the support of Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group, and Mylan Inc.
Fact Check: Where 60 Minutes Got it Wrong on the Opioid Crisis
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Over the last year, 60 Minutes, in partnership with The Washington Post, has presented several misleading, inaccurate accounts of pharmaceutical distributors’ role in the opioid crisis, including the subsequent enforcement of The Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act. To understand the country’s opioid epidemic and the solutions needed to reduce diversion and misuse of prescription opioids, we need to separate fact from fiction.
HDA Statement on FDA Work Group to Examine Prescription Drug Importation
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Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) President and CEO John M. Gray released the following statement on the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recent directive to establish a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) work group to examine prescription drug importation policies.
HDA 2018 DIANA Awards Honor Manufacturers for Industry Excellence
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) honored pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers with the annual Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (DIANA). The awards were distributed at the HDA 2018 Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Americares Honors Mylan with Power of Partnership Award
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Americares, in partnership with the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), has presented its annual Power of Partnership Award to Mylan, in recognition of its outstanding commitment to increasing access to healthcare around the world. Mylan is among Americares most dedicated and longstanding supporters, providing pharmaceutical products for the organization’s health programs for people affected by poverty or disaster.
HDA's 2016 Traceability Seminar to Convene Supply Chain Leaders to Gauge DSCSA Implementation Progress and Look to 2023
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA, formerly HDMA) will host its annual Traceability Seminar November 9–11, 2016, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The seminar will host supply chain leaders — including distributors, manufacturers, pharmacists, third-party logistics providers — as well as federal/state regulators to discuss upcoming milestones and lessons learned as they continue to implement the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).
HDA Recognizes Dianne Pfahl of Cardinal Health with Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) has honored Dianne Pfahl, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing National Brands, Cardinal Health, Inc., with the 2018 Distribution Management Award (DMA) for Industry Leadership. The award was presented at HDA’s Distribution Management Conference and Expo in Austin, Texas.
HDA Announces Drew and Mauch to Lead Board of Directors
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) announces the election of Greg Drew, President of Value Drug Company, as Chairman of HDA’s Board of Directors. Robert Mauch, PhD, PharmD, EVP and Group President at AmerisourceBergen Corporation, was elected Vice Chairman. The new leadership was announced at the HDA Annual Board and Membership Meeting.
HDA Research Foundation Launches Scholarship Program
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The HDA Research Foundation is seeking to support the next generation of supply chain leaders through a new scholarship program. Created in conjunction with HDA’s professional development program, Convene, the HDA Research Foundation Scholarship is available biannually to graduate-level students currently working within HDA-member distributor and manufacturer companies.
HDA Statement on the Enactment of Bipartisan Opioid Legislation
/news/2018-10-24-hda-statement-on-enactment-of-bipartisan-opioid-legislation
Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) President and CEO John M. Gray issued a statement in response to the enactment of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act.
HDA Foundation Factbook Provides Data on Industry Operations and Trends
/news/2018-12-11-hda-foundation-factbook-provides-data-on-industry-operations-and-trends
The HDA Research Foundation released the 89th Edition HDA Factbook: The Facts, Figures and Trends in Healthcare (2018–2019), featuring updated data trends on the pharmaceutical distribution industry. According to the latest findings, chain drug stores remained the largest customer segment for distributors in 2017, representing 42.6 percent of all sales — a 10.2 percent increase from the previous year. Correspondingly, the total number of sales that went through primary pharmaceutical distributors in 2017 is estimated at 92 percent (or $461 billion).
HDA Statement on Enhanced Information Sharing Between DEA and Attorneys General
/news/2018-04-18-hda-statement-on-enhanced-information-sharing-between-dea-and-attorneys-general
Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) President and CEO John M. Gray welcomed Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement yesterday of a prescription drug information-sharing agreement between the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the attorneys general of 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Through this agreement, the DEA will share information from its Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System (ARCOS), with states providing the Agency additional information, “often from prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs).”
Sponsorship Photos
//www.hda.org/sponsorship/sponsorship-photos
Examples of how your logo can be incorporated into an HDA sponsorship package.
Staff
//www.hda.org/foundation/staff
The HDA Research Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that serves as the knowledge partner of HDA.
Testimony
//www.hda.org/news/testimony
As part of its advocacy efforts, HDMA is regularly asked to testify on Capitol Hill and in statehouses on issues of importance to primary pharmaceutical distributors.
What is a Distributor?
//www.hda.org/about/role-of-distributors
Every day, pharmaceutical distributors sustain a complex supply chain, serving as an important link in the healthcare system and delivering medicines safely, securely and efficiently.
Mission and Values
//www.hda.org/about/mission-and-values
HDA is committed to and focused on the safety of the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Member Directory
//www.hda.org/about/member-directory
Need to contact a trading partner? The HDA Member Directory includes contact information for thousands of healthcare product distributors, manufacturers and service providers.
Executive Committee
//www.hda.org/about/executive-committee
The Executive Committee consists of the members of the Board of Directors representing each distributor member at the capped dues level, and an equal number plus one of the Board members representing distributor members not at the capped dues level, as selected by the Board. Among the members of the Executive Committee is a chairperson and a vice-chairperson.

//www.hda.org/about/board-of-directors
HDA is governed by a Board of Directors responsible for identification and development of priorities, policies and positions of the organization.
Careers
//www.hda.org/about/careers
HDA proudly supports a positive working environment for our staff that allows each individual (and department) to deliver high-quality services to our members, which represent the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and more than 200,000 pharmacies, hospitals and other providers.
Join HDA
//www.hda.org/about/membership
HDA membership provides access to networking opportunities, research, member-developed education and resources for the healthcare supply chain.
History
//www.hda.org/about/hda-history
HDA was founded as the Western Wholesale Druggists Association (WWDA) on March 15, 1876 at the Exchange Hall in Indianapolis.
Councils and Committees
//www.hda.org/about/councils-and-committees
HDA has a variety of standing or special councils, committees and task forces that operate at the direction of its Board of Directors.
Emergency Preparedness and Response Efforts
//www.hda.org/issues/emergency-preparedness
Pharmaceutical distributors have emergency preparedness plans in place to ensure continued operations in emergencies, and they actively collaborate with their supply chain partners to solve challenges created by a pandemic or severe emergency scenario.
Taxes
//www.hda.org/issues/taxes
HDA opposes repeal of the Last in, First Out (LIFO) accounting method and establishment of gross receipts taxes. Healthcare distribution represents a high-volume, low-profit margin business that is impacted disproportionately under certain tax proposals, including repeal of LIFO and instituting gross receipts taxes.
Drug Shortages
//www.hda.org/issues/drug-shortages
Drug shortages have challenged regulatory and supply chain stakeholders alike in recent years. While there are many factors that may result in a product being in short supply, HDA pharmaceutical distributor members play a central role in exchanging and coordinating information when a shortage occurs.
Grassroots Advocacy
//www.hda.org/issues/grassroots-advocacy
HDA member companies' involvement in advocacy and legislative outreach is important to supporting, protecting and promoting the pharmaceutical distribution industry. As an organization that fosters productive partnerships between supply chain stakeholders and lawmakers, HDA facilitates this outreach by encouraging grassroots member participation in the legislative process.
Distributor Licensure
//www.hda.org/issues/distributor-licensure
The introduction of counterfeit or adulterated medicines into the supply chain is a serious issue that could adversely affect the safety of prescription medicines and the health of patients. To that end, HDA strongly supports tough, rigorous and consistent standards for state licensing of pharmaceutical distributors as required under federal law.
The Vital Link in Healthcare
//www.hda.org/resources/the-vital-link
HDA's "Vital Link Toolkit" was created to inform and educate the public on the role of pharmaceutical distributors in the healthcare industry.
HDA Statement on Enhanced DEA ARCOS Data Monitoring
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Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) President and CEO John M. Gray issued a statement in response to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) announcement of an enhanced data tool to support additional information sharing with pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers.
Real Value Rx dba Hospital Pharmaceutical Consulting
//www.hda.org/member-spotlight/real-value-rx-dba-hospital-pharmaceutical-consulting
Real Value Rx dba Hospital Pharmaceutical Consulting is a subsidiary of a 33-year-old wholesale distribution company and has been licensed to distribute prescription drugs in the United States since 2011. The company is licensed in 47 states to serve the pharmacy industry at a national level.
Scholarship Program
//www.hda.org/foundation/scholarship-program
As part of its mission to foster industry knowledge, the HDA Research Foundation is expanding its offerings, via a graduate scholarship program, to help cultivate the next generation of supply chain leaders.
Rutgers Final Project Presentation to HDA
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The HDA Research Foundation partnered with Rutgers University’s Business School for the fall 2018 semester.
HDA Presents Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) recognized Scott Mooney of McKesson Corporation with the 2019 Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership. The award, which honors an individual for their extraordinary contributions to the healthcare distribution industry, was presented today at HDA’s Distribution Management Conference in Palm Desert, Calif.
Five HDA Member Companies Honored with 2019 Distribution Management Award for the MediLedger Project
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance recognized AbbVie US; AmerisourceBergen Corporation; Genentech, a Member of the Roche Group; McKesson Corporation and Pfizer, Inc., with the 2019 Distribution Management Award (DMA) for the MediLedger Project, a blockchain-enabled traceability initiative. The companies were honored today at the HDA Distribution Management Conference and Expo in Palm Desert, Calif.
Reimbursement Issues
//www.hda.org/issues/reimbursement-issues
HDA supports the exclusion of customary prompt pay discounts from the calculation of the Average Sales Price (ASP) for Medicare Part B.
HDA Statement on Passage of Opioid Excise Tax in New York State
/news/2019-04-01-hda-statement-on-passage-of-opioid-excise-tax-in-ny
Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) President and CEO John M. Gray issued a statement in response to the passage of the New York state budget, which includes an annual excise tax on prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors.
Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution: Facts, Figures and Trends (2018 Edition)
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The 10th edition of the HDA Research Foundation’s annual benchmarking publication on specialty pharmaceuticals offers insight into this unique marketplace, and closely examines specialty distribution measures and trends.
The 340B Drug Pricing Program: Evolution and Looking Forward
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Since 1992, the 340B Drug Pricing Program has played a modest, but increasingly important, role in the U.S. healthcare market.
Speaker Resource Center
//www.hda.org/events/speaker-resource-center
Congratulations! You have been invited to speak at a Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) event. This resource center provides guidance on the various items HDA needs from you to properly market and promote your session; information about what to expect during the session; and tips for preparing a professional presentation. Please read through this information carefully.
2019 HDA PCSC Educational Seminar
//www.hda.org/events/2019-hda-pcsc-educational-seminar
The HDA PCSC Educational Seminar brings together those within healthcare, as well as many other industries, that ship and store sensitive, high-risk/high-value products — anywhere in the world. Held annually since 2006, this supply chain security educational event provides interactive instruction, with both indoor and outdoor activities, as well as case-study discussions and “table-top” simulation exercises. Attendees are introduced to government law enforcement and regulatory personnel (and vice-versa) to enhance knowledge of supply chain security best practices.
2020 Distribution Management Conference and Expo
//www.hda.org/events/2020-distribution-management-conference-and-expo
The Distribution Management Conference (DMC) and Expo is HDA's largest supply chain education event, attended by 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Business and Leadership Conference
//www.hda.org/events/2020-business-and-leadership-conference
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
2017 Business and Leadership Conference
//www.hda.org/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
2017 Traceability Seminar
//www.hda.org/events/2017-traceability-seminar
Implementation of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) continues to transform the pharmaceutical supply chain. As the industry works toward the law’s 2023 finish line, HDA’s annual Traceability Seminar brings together healthcare supply chain leaders to learn more about upcoming DSCSA implementation milestones as well as innovative approaches and lessons learned as distributors, manufacturers and dispensers implement serialization and traceability technologies to further preserve the safety and security of the healthcare supply chain.
Quality Care Products
//www.hda.org/member-spotlight/quality-care-products
QCP is a national distributor of generic drugs, injectable, vaccines, OTC, medical supplies, and Rx/OTC repackaging in low, unit-of-use products in an FDA- and DEA-compliant, secure, state-of-the-art CGMP manufacturing facility. QCP is a primary supplier to 2,546 national healthcare facilities, including retail pharma, dispensing physicians, urgent care, LTC, mail order and surgical centers, as well as institutional and government entities.
HDA Research Foundation Announces Inaugural Scholarship Recipients
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The HDA Research Foundation today announced the selection of four HDA-member professionals as the inaugural recipients of its graduate-level scholarship program.
Understanding Specialty Distribution Presentation
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This turnkey PowerPoint presentation for presenters/trainers, as well as industry stakeholders, examines how the pharmaceutical supply chain operates and discusses the economics of traditional distribution.
Understanding Pharmaceutical Distribution Presentation
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This turnkey presentation for manufacturer, distributor and pharmacy presenters/trainers includes an explanation of the pharmaceutical supply chain players and a discussion on the economics of distribution
Publications
//www.hda.org/foundation/publications
Annually, the HDA Research Foundation undertakes research projects to educate and inform pharmaceutical supply chain stakeholders as they work daily to achieve healthcare efficiencies.
Professional Development
//www.hda.org/professional-development
Convene: HDA’s Professional Development Program brings together supply chain executives and future leaders to create the next generation of distribution leaders, discuss unique experiences and share tips and tools for developing your career as an industry professional.
Emerging Leaders
//www.hda.org/professional-development/emerging-leaders
To develop the next generation of supply chain leaders, the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) is further expanding its professional development program, Convene, to include the Emerging Leaders program.
Scholarship Program
//www.hda.org/professional-development/scholarship-program
As part of its mission to foster industry knowledge, the HDA Research Foundation is expanding its offerings, via a graduate scholarship program, to help cultivate the next generation of supply chain leaders.
Mentoring Program
//www.hda.org/professional-development/mentoring
Since 2014, HDA's Mentoring Program has established professional relationships for more than 100 men and women, at all stages of their careers. Open to HDA members, the program pairs manufacturers with distributors or third-party service provider professionals to avoid conflicts of interest.
Women's Executive Forum
//www.hda.org/professional-development/womens-executive-forum
The Women’s Executive Forum, organized through HDA, is a network of female professionals brought together to discuss issues of common interest in the workplace.
HDA Initiative to Highlight Value Distributors Provide to the Healthcare System
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Today, the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) announced the launch of a new initiative highlighting pharmaceutical distributors’ critical role in the safe, reliable and efficient delivery of medical products to hundreds of thousands of pharmacies, hospitals and other healthcare providers nationwide. The initiative focuses on the work distributors undertake every day, even during the most challenging times, in collaboration with partners across the pharmaceutical supply chain.

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(Webinar Held: November 28, 2018) The clock is ticking — and all Rx products packaged after November 27, 2019, will be serialized with GTINs printed on the packaging. In preparing for this deadline companies have been focused not only on the physical packages, but also the data that need to be communicated. To have serialized packages scanned and understood downstream, trading partners need master data.
Suspicious Order Reporting and Prescription Opioid Medications
/news/2019-05-22-suspicious-order-reporting
As the logistics experts of the pharmaceutical supply chain, distributors have developed advanced security and monitoring systems to make sure that the medications they handle and transport are authentic and legitimate; secured throughout delivery to avoid tampering or diversion; and received by licensed pharmacies and healthcare providers across the country.
Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion
//www.hda.org/issues/prescription-drug-abuse-and-diversion
HDA and our primary pharmaceutical distributor members are committed to bringing industry and government together to tackle our nation’s complex prescription drug abuse and diversion epidemic, a serious healthcare challenge that threatens both patient safety and the security of the healthcare supply chain.
HDA Statement on Minnesota Senate Passage of HF 400
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) issued a statement in response to the Minnesota Senate’s passage of HF 400, which imposes annual fees on prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors.
HDA Statement on “Connecticut Option” Proposal
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) issued a statement in response to the proposed “Connecticut Option,” which imposes an assessment on the first sale of prescription opioids.
John M. Gray Announces Retirement From HDA
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John M. Gray, President and CEO of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), today announced his retirement from the organization. Mr. Gray will remain in his position until May 2, 2020.
Novartis and Sandoz Honored with Power of Partnership Award
/news/2019-06-03-novartis-and-sandoz-honored-with-power-of-partnership-award
Americares, in partnership with the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), has presented its annual Power of Partnership Award to Novartis and its Sandoz division, in recognition of their outstanding commitment to increasing access to health care around the world.
HDA Honors Manufacturers With 2019 DIANA Awards
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) honored pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers with the annual Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (DIANA). The honorees were formally recognized during the DIANA and Nexus Awards dinner at the HDA 2019 Business and Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla.
News
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Read press releases, public testimony and executive statements about HDA's efforts on behalf of pharmaceutical distributors and the entire supply chain.
HDA Supports PAHPA Reauthorization
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Following the passage of legislation to reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act, Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) President and CEO John M. Gray released this statement.
HDA Conferences and Seminars
//www.hda.org/events
HDA regularly brings members and key healthcare supply chain stakeholders together to share industry information, learn about best practices, and be introduced to new products and services.
Industry Recognition
//www.hda.org/about/industry-recognition
HDA has a proud history of honoring companies and individuals for support of the distribution industry and lifetime achievement through its awards program.
2019 Business and Leadership Conference
//www.hda.org/events/2019-business-and-leadership-conference
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues. This forum offers unmatched opportunities to network with your peers and trading partners at all levels of the healthcare distribution industry. The BLC features two and a half days of productive business appointments. Save your company time and money by meeting one-on-one with your most highly-valued business partners — all in one place and at one time. The conference also offers informative general sessions and valuable networking events.
HDA Statement on Rhode Island Opioid Fee
/news/2019-06-15-hda-statement-on-rhode-island-opioid-fee
The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) issued the following statement in response to the Rhode Island Legislature’s inclusion of a $5 million fee on prescription opioids in the state budget.
EDI Guidelines for 845 Price Authorization Acknowledgment/Status (2019)
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Developed by HDA’s eCommerce Task Force, this electronic data interchange (EDI) set is intended for use in the healthcare manufacturer bid award/change notice process.
Importation of Prescription Medicines
//www.hda.org/issues/importation-of-prescription-medicines
HDA opposes permitting the importation into the U.S. of pharmaceuticals sold or designated for sale in foreign countries. HDA firmly believes that allowing importation increases the likelihood of counterfeit or adulterated drugs entering the United States and will not ensure meaningful reductions in the cost of prescription drugs.
2019 Traceability Seminar
//www.hda.org/events/2019-traceability-seminar
Implementation of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) continues to transform the pharmaceutical supply chain. As the industry works toward the law’s 2023 finish line, HDA’s annual Traceability Seminar brings together healthcare supply chain leaders to learn more about upcoming DSCSA implementation milestones as well as innovative approaches and lessons learned as distributors, manufacturers and dispensers implement serialization and traceability technologies to further preserve the safety and security of the healthcare supply chain.
Pharmaceutical Traceability
//www.hda.org/issues/pharmaceutical-traceability
HDA is now leading industry efforts to implement the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) that replaced a 50-state patchwork of pedigree requirements with one federal solution to trace prescription medications through the supply chain.
John R. Miller
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John R. Miller is HDA’s Senior Director of Industry Relations.
David MacFarlane
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David MacFarlane is a member of the HDA Board of Directors.
Michael Faul
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Michael Faul is a member of the HDA Board of Directors.
Keith Patek
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Keith Patek is a member of HDA's Board of Directors.
Chad Gielen
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Chad Gielen is a member of HDA's Board of Directors.
Paul Dickson
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Paul Dickson is a member of the HDA Board of Directors.
Charles Phillips
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Charles Phillips is a member of HDA's Board of Directors.
Lisa Anderson
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Lisa Anderson is HDA's Administrator/Registrar, Meetings & Conferences.
Edward J. Pezzullo
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Vice President, Information Technology Systems and Facilities Management
Chuck Forsaith
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Chuck Forsaith is Senior Director, PCSC, for HDA.
Elizabeth A. Gallenagh, Esq.
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Elizabeth A. Gallenagh, Esq., is the Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and General Counsel for HDA.
Roxolana Kozyckyj
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Roxolana Kozyckyj is Associate Director, State Government Affairs, for HDA.
Luisa Aleman
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Luisa Aleman is Associate Director of Creative Services at HDA.
Leah Lindahl
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Leah Lindahl is Senior Director, State Government Affairs, Western Region, for HDA.
Abigail Kizer
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Abigail Kizer is a member of HDA's Government Affairs team.
Subrina Ghorashi
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Subrina Ghorashi is HDA's Manager, Education.

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Rachel Sullivan is HDA's Project Manager, Foundation.
Matthew DiLoreto
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Matthew DiLoreto is Vice President, State Government Affairs, for HDA.
Anne Nevel
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Anne Nevel is HDA's Senior Director, Industry Education.
Michael Leiter
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Michael E. Leiter served as the director of the National Counterterrorism Center until July 2011, and is a National Security and Counterterrorism Analyst for NBC News.
Scott Emerson
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Scott Emerson has over 30 years of experience with CPG companies and is the founder of The Emerson Group, a forward-thinking consumer products equity organization singularly focused on helping brands reach their maximum potential.
Lisa Scholz
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Lisa Scholz joins Sentry as SVP of Market Strategy after three years as COO and SVP at 340B Health (formerly Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access, or SNHPA).
Marijo Bustos
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Marijo Bustos is the Manager of Chargebacks with Fresenius Kabi USA located in Lake Zurich, Illinois.
Chris Anderson
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Chris Anderson is Director of Operations and has been with Cardinal Health, Inc. since 1987.
John Munson
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John Munson is the Vice President of Global Accounts at Mylan and is responsible for the account management of key customers across Europe and North America.
Mick Ebeling
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Mick Ebeling is a film/television/commercial producer, philanthropist, technology trailblazer, author, entrepreneur and public speaker, and is the CEO of Not Impossible Labs, whose mission is to develop creative solutions to address real-world problems.
Bill Henderson
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Bill Henderson is Executive Vice President, Commercial Development, for ValueCentric, LLC.
Carla Howard
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Carla Howard is a change management expert and a trusted advisor for leaders of transformational change initiatives.
Stephen Kindler
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Stephen Kindler is a founding partner of Kindler & Crimmins Associates, LLC (KCA).
Miguel Rodriguez
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Miguel Rodriguez is Senior Product Manager at CuraScript SD Specialty Distribution, An Express Scripts Company.
Sean Coyle
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Sean Coyle is the Divisional Managing Director,UDG Healthcare plc.
Ronan Brett
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Ronan is a qualified pharmacist, and over the years has worked in a broad range of healthcare settings. He currently leads Celeiso’s External Affairs team.
Kevan MacKenzie
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Kevan MacKenzie is Director, Serialization Technology and Six Sigma Blackbelt in the Information Technology Group at McKesson Corporation.
Cheryl Rice
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Cheryl Rice delivers powerful seminars inspiring women to use their voice and vision for maximum impact.
Mark Caverly
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Mark W. Caverly is the Senior Regulatory Consultant at BuzzeoPDMA, now part of IMS Health.
Kay Morgan
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Kay Morgan is the Senior Vice President of Drug Products and Industry Standards Research and Compliance for Elsevier/Gold Standard. Kay’s responsibilities include product content for Elsevier/Gold Standard products and reviewing existing and new Elsevier/Gold Standard products for compliance with industry standards.
Jon Andresen
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Jon Andresen is the President and Principal Consultant of Technology Solutions, an international aviation consultancy focusing on business and technology integration including Spec 2000 eBusiness, UID, RFID, bar coded part marking, part traceability, reliability, and data lifecycle. Clients include the US Dept. of Defense, Boeing, Boeing Helicopter, Bombardier, Honeywell, Fujitsu, Northrop Grumman and other major corporations.
Joshua Bolin
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Josh Bolin is the Membership Relations and Government Affairs Director for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), an international organization whose membership includes every state board of pharmacy in the United States and state or provincial pharmacy regulating agencies in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Bolin joined NABP in late 2005
Bruce Harold
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Bruce Harold is the Manager, Software Engineering at The Harvard Drug Group, a Cardinal Health company.
Charlie Cook
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Charlie Cook is Washington’s most trusted and most accurate voice on all things political. As the editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report, his prodigious writing is a direct line to the heart of politics.
Julie Kuhn
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Julie Kuhn is Vice President Supply Chain Integrity at H. D. Smith. Julie has more than 20 years of distribution experience, with over 10 years in pharmaceutical distribution
Fred Fieder
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In his current role, Fred Fieder is primarily responsible for Manufacturer Services across McKesson Financial Center in Carrollton, Texas.
Frank Lee
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Frank Lee is Vice President, Strategic Development and Support with Smith Drug Company and is tasked with facilitating and guiding the analysis, plan development and implementation of a number of Smith's strategic initiatives.
Liz Carbon
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Liz Carbon is a Vice President, National Accounts (Health Systems) working in the National Sales Department.
Dina Barton
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Dina Barton is the Director of Contracts Administration. During her 16-year tenure at AmerisourceBergen, she has held various managerial positions within the Contracts and Chargebacks area.
Michael Murphy
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Michael Murphy is Political Strategist, Political Analyst for NBC News and Contributing Editor for TIME magazine.
Michael Nyenhuis
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AmeriCares President and CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis leads a global health and emergency response organization increasing access to care in more than 90 countries.
Kian Kazemi
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Kian Kazemi is Vice President of Sales – Generics for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 23 years.
Kimberly Mazza
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Kim Mazza is a Senior Consultant in Operations Technology at Cardinal Health with the responsibility of developing and implementing the DSCSA requirements for the Pharmaceutical Distribution operations teams.
Kevin Kallaugher
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Kevin Kallaugher (Kal) is the international award-winning editorial cartoonist for the Economist and the Baltimore Sun.
Todd Hutsko
/persons/todd-hutsko
Todd Hutsko serves as Vice President of Sales for Fleet Laboratories responsible for Fleet’s North American business, where he is directly responsible for the consumer sales function that includes Customer Strategy, Shopper Marketing and Sales Operations.
Andrew Wilson
/persons/andrew-wilson
Andrew Wilson is Vice President for 340B Solutions with McKesson and is responsible for guiding and coordinating McKesson 340B strategy and business oversight.
Melissa Laber
/persons/melissa-laber
Melissa Laber is Senior Vice President, Global Sourcing for National Brands, and leads a team with responsibility for negotiation and management of branded fee-for-service agreements.
JoAnn Gaio
/persons/joann-gaio
JoAnn Gaio has held a variety of Sales and Management positions at Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. since joining them in 2001, both on the pharmaceutical side of the business, as well as with the Consumer Products business.
Kay Gard
/persons/kay-gard
Kay Gard is a Senior Manager in the Supply Chain Management group at Genentech.
Ryan Kelly
/persons/ryan-kelly
Ryan Kelly is a Senior Manager in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. He serves as a Serialization and Track-and-Trace Lead for the EY advisory practice and has 10 years of experience across pharmaceutical packaging distribution, mergers & acquisitions and business technology implementation.
Vincent Kosewski
/persons/vincent-kosewski
As Vice President, Supply Chain Operations at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Vincent is responsible for contract manufacturing operations, production planning, technical services, warehousing and distribution.
Adrian Bailey
/persons/adrian-bailey
As a Healthcare Industry Engagement Consultant for GS1 US, Adrian Bailey is responsible for supporting GS1 US healthcare companies, both pharmaceutical and medical device.
Sean Spears
/persons/sean-spears
Sean Spears serves as the Senior Director of Trade and Pharmacy Relations and is responsible for business to business interactions with Eisai’s Direct Wholesale and Specialty Distributors along with downstream retail pharmacies and chains.
Vicki Einhellig
/persons/vicki-einhellig
Vicki Einhellig is a pharmacist and the President of Good Day Pharmacies in Northern Colorado.
Martha Torres-Morgan
/persons/martha-torres-morgan
Martha Torres-Morgan is the Vice President, Brand Program Management and has responsibility for providing strategic direction for critical new company-wide initiatives in Diabetic, Flu/Core Vaccine and Prescription Vials businesses, as well as to create opportunities and grow business across the Retail and Hospital customer segments.
Mark Karhoff
/persons/mark-karhoff
Mark Karhoff is the Program Manager for the U.S. Serialization Program at Genentech.
Chuck Biss
/persons/chuck-biss
Chuck Biss is Senior Director, AIDC Healthcare at GS1. Active in the AIDC industry since 1973, he has focused on bar code, image analysis, scanning, verification and standards development, along with technical support as well as training and education.
Keith Vance
/persons/keith-vance
Keith is the owner and pharmacist manager of Lewisville Drug Company, a Mutual Drug independent pharmacy located in Lewisville, N.C.
Brad Hood
/persons/brad-hood
Brad Hood is currently the Traceability Coordinator at H. D. Smith and has 15 years of experience in the Logistics and Supply Chain industry.
James Stavridis
/persons/james-stavridis
A highly decorated Navy admiral and the longest-serving global combatant commander in recent American military history, James Stavridis is a “Renaissance Admiral” according to The New York Times.
Kathleen Kulp
/persons/kathleen-kulp
Kathleen Kulp is a Senior Principal with the Managed Markets Services practice of IMS Health with a focus in the Systems Integration Center of Excellence.
Nate Taninecz
/persons/nathan-taninecz
Since joining Product Management in 2011, Nate's focus has been on leading the design of new products and features for the Revenue Management Cloud Commercial Applications suite.
Dave Ulrich
/persons/dave-ulrich
Dave Ulrich is the QA Director for Distribution and Logistics for AbbVie’s Global Pharmaceutical Operations (GPO) division.
Lisa Gutierrez
/persons/lisa-gutierrez
Lisa Gutierrez serves as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for Cardinal Health and leads the development and deployment of strategies that support a diverse and inclusive culture and programs.
Maryann Nelson
/persons/maryann-nelson
Maryann Nelson is a Regulatory Manager with Cardinal Health, Inc. responsible for developing strategies to insure supply chain integrity, preventing prescription drug diversion and complying with state and federal legislative requirements.
Oliver Nuernberg
/persons/oliver-nuernberg
Dr. Oliver Nuernberg architected SAP’s Track-and-Trace strategy for the pharmaceutical industry.
Ming Chang
/persons/ming-chang
Ming Chang worked in SAP premium support focusing on the security of SAP solution for six years and recently joined the Cloud Information Security Awareness (CISA) team six months ago.
Tomas Rodriguez Weber
/persons/tomas-rodriguez-weber
Tomas Rodriguez Weber is currently an independent consultant and Executive President for Diprofar (Mexican Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Association).
Erin Estey Hertzog
/persons/erin-estey-hertzog
Erin Estey Hertzog is the Director of Health Law and Policy at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), where she advocates on behalf of the biopharmaceutical industry on topics related to the Medicare, Medicaid and Public Health Service (340B) programs at both the state and federal levels.
Dianne Pfahl
/persons/dianne-pfahl
Dianne Pfahl is the Vice President of Industry and Manufacturer Relations at Cardinal Health and has been an employee there for almost 15 years.
Mary Tim Smith
/persons/mary-tim-smith
Mary Tim (Timi) Smith is the Executive Vice President of R&S Northeast LLC and is responsible for the organization’s financial performance and the executive sponsor of the R&S Traceability Team.
Jason Atlas
/persons/jason-atlas
Jason Atlas is responsible for educating directors of pharmacy, clinicians, and hospital executives on the value of the 340B program and of Apexus, as the 340B Prime Vendor.
Machelle Neal
/persons/machelle-neal
Machelle Neal holds the position of Principal, U.S. Compliance for IMS Health (formerly BuzzeoPDMA).
Chris Clement
/persons/chris-clement
Chris started with Apexus nearly 2 years ago, and is responsible for Apexus' authorized distributor network.
Brian Purscell
/persons/brian-purscell
Brian Purscell has developed and launched programs that maximize efficiency and productivity with technology solutions.
Charles Bennett
/persons/charles-bennett
Charles Bennett is the Senior Director of Information Technology with Smith Drug Company.
Mike Kozin
/persons/mike-kozin
Mike Kozin is the Director of Sales, Drug Wholesale and Managed Markets at Reckitt Benckiser and is responsible for a variety of areas including: Drug Wholesale, Managed Care, Institutional Sales and Independent Pharmacy.
Ilona Birenbaum
/persons/ilona-birenbaum
Ilona Birenbaum is a leadership and organizational consultant/leadership coach with over 20 years of experience and a diverse organizational development background.
Susan Camean
/persons/susan-camean
Susan Camean is Vice President of Strategic Implementation at H. D. Smith, where she is currently developing a team of high performing future senior leaders.
Chad Snyder
/persons/chad-snyder
Chad has been with Cardinal for the last three years, and is currently a Supervisor in the Pharmaceutical Chargeback department.
Jane McGonigal
/persons/jane-mcgonigal
Jane McGonigal is today's leading speaker on the engagement economy and the application of game-design to the real world.
Ted Peterson
/persons/ted-peterson
Ted Peterson is President of CPG Linkages, LLC, a corporate development firm helping trade associations and their members connect with each other and their retailer and wholesaler customers to identify and execute business growth opportunities.
Alex Kandybin
/persons/alex-kandybin
Dr. Kandybin is a Vice President with Strategy&, based in the New York office.
Roxana Levine
/persons/roxana-levine
Roxana Levine has been with Innovatix for 10 years and is currently Senior Director, Contract Attachment. She works closely with wholesalers and manufacturers to verify member eligibility and confirm attachment to the Innovatix contract portfolios.
Leslie Sanchez
/persons/leslie-sanchez
Since 2003, Leslie Sanchez has served as a leader in public opinion research specializing in presidential and statewide elections, as well as the women’s and Hispanic-Latino marketplace.
Jeff Uligian
/persons/jeff-uligian
Jeff Uligian has been with Genentech for ten years and was responsible for opening the Kentucky Distribution Center in Louisville, Kentucky in 2006. He currently has process responsibility for all U.S. Commercial Distribution for Roche.
Jeff Denton
/persons/jeff-denton
Over the last 12 years, Jeff has been very involved in a variety of aspects around the supply chain security initiative.
Scott Sopher
/persons/scott-sopher
Scott is a Principal and is the Global Supply Chain Service Line Leader for Deloitte and has 30 years of supply chain and manufacturing experience in both consulting and industry.
John Gilbert
/persons/john-gilbert
John Gilbert is a Director with the law firm of Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. and advises clients extensively on legal and regulatory issues concerning controlled substances, prescription drugs, and precursor chemicals.
Larry Sabato
/persons/larry-sabato
Dr. Larry J. Sabato is the founder and director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics and is also the University Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia.
Bridgette Baker
/persons/bridgette-baker
Bridgette Baker is a Manager, Vendor & GPO Contract Operations with H. D. Smith where she is a member of the Finance Shared Services Team.
Teri Coward
/persons/teri-coward
Teri Coward serves as Senior Director of Sales and Trade Relations for Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.
Chris Reed
/persons/chris-reed
As Lead, Product Serialization and Traceability, Chris led a cross functional team to bring Johnson & Johnson to Drug Supply Chain Security Act Lot Level compliance.
Debbie Adair
/persons/debbie-adair
Debbie Adair is the Manager of Operations Support and Traceability at R&S Northeast LLC and is responsible for the implementation of systems and processes to support traceability and serialization.
Quentin Dittman
/persons/quentin-dittman
Quentin has been with Cardinal Health for eight years and has held roles in corporate medical and pharmaceutical warehouse operations, and as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt within the Operational Excellence team.
Richard Sieg
/persons/richard-sieg
Richard joined Inmar as Regulatory Counsel in March 2014, managing legal and regulatory considerations for Inmar’s Healthcare and Supply Chain Networks.
Sue Pifer
/persons/sue-pifer
Sue Pifer is the Vice President of Compliance for the Retail Industry Leaders Association and currently leads RILA’s Environmental Compliance, Internal Audit and Financial Leadership Counsels.
Chris Giessinger
/persons/chris-giessinger
Chris has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 16 years and has spent the majority of his career in trade distribution.
Sergio Santiviago
/persons/sergio-santiviago
Sergio is Director of Government Affairs for Express Scripts Holding Company and develops and advocates for its public policy interests before the U.S. Congress and Federal government agencies as a lobbyist.
Dan Schawbel
/persons/dan-schawbel
Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, millennial TV personality, global keynote speaker, career and workplace expert and startup advisor.
Robert Brown
/persons/rob-brown
Rob Brown joined Omnicare in April 2013 as Vice President of Business Development for the Specialty Care Group division.
Scott Bradford
/persons/scott-bradford
Scott Bradford is owner and principal of Bradford Rx Solutions, a consulting company delivering solutions to assist companies manage the complex and costly reverse distribution processes and implement best practices to significantly improve financial performance.
Vijay Karwal
/persons/vijay-karwal
Vijay Karway is head of Industrials, Consumer & Healthcare advisory with CIMB following its acquisition of the Asia Pacific advisory and equities businesses of RBS in early 2012
Cameron Hall
/persons/cameron-hall
Cameron Hall serves as Vice President of Products at ValueCentric, leading the company's Marketing and Product Management divisions
Wayne McDonnell
/persons/wayne-mcdonnell
Wayne McDonnell has over 25 years of experience in life sciences operations and supply chain.
Timothy Buskey
/persons/timothy-buskey
Timothy Buskey serves as Vice President of Consumer Health for AmerisourceBergen, a leading global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services company.
Tish E. Pahl
/persons/tish-pahl
Tish E. Pahl is a principal at Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC.
Edward Crimmins
/persons/edward-crimmins
Edward Crimmins is a founding partner of Kindler & Crimmins Associates, LLC (KCA).
J. Mark Bover
/persons/j-mark-bover
J.Mark is currently the Director of Category Management with Value Drug Company. He started his career as a clerk in an independent pharmacy when he was in the eighth grade.
D. Linden Barber
/persons/d-linden-barber
D. Linden Barber is the Director of the DEA Compliance and Litigation Practice Group at Quarles and Brady, LLP, and the Managing Partner of the firm's Indianapolis Office. Since joining Quarles & Brady in 2011, Linden has advised and represented a variety of firms and companies registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Charlotte Smith
/persons/charlotte-smith
Charlotte Smith is Senior Regulatory Advisor, PharmEcology Services, a business unit of WM National Services, Inc.
Rosemary Schaab
/persons/rosemary-schaab
Rosemary Schaab is the Controller and Director of Chargeback Administration. During her 10-year tenure at AmerisourceBergen, Rose has been responsible for establishing the Chargeback Accounting and Reporting Team which provides accurate robust data and metrics to support a culture of continuous improvement.
Bob Woodward
/persons/bob-woodward
Bob Woodward is an Associate Editor of The Washington Post.
Kristin Gorski
/persons/kristin-gorski
Kristin Gorski is the Director of New Business Development at The Nielsen Company.
Kurt Proctor
/persons/kurt-proctor
Kurt A. Proctor, Ph.D., RPh is the Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).
Stephanie Trunk
/persons/stephanie-trunk
Stephanie Trunk is a Partner in the Health Law Group at Arent Fox LLP in Washington, D.C. Ms. Trunk counsels pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, distributors and their customers, including pharmacy benefit managers, on regulatory, reimbursement and compliance matters.
Lisa Pepper
/persons/lisa-pepper
Lisa Pepper has 8 years of Chargeback experience and played a key role in AmerisourceBergen's SAP Business Transformation Project.
Susan Pilch
/persons/susan-pilch
Susan Pilch is Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).
Angelie Grant
/persons/angelie-grant
Angelie is responsible for the day-to-day HIN operations at HIBCC and oversees a dozen HIN staff that maintain the HIN database.
Dan Nielsen
/persons/dan-nielsen
Dan Nielsen spent much of his career as a healthcare executive, and he is now a leader, speaker and author with a broad area of interest.
Steven Johnson
/persons/steven-johnson
Steven Johnson’s writings have influenced everything from cutting-edge ideas in urban planning to the battle against 21st-century terrorism.
Brian Waldman
/persons/brian-waldman
Brian Waldman concentrates his practice in the area of food and drug law and advertising law, counseling clients primarily on pharmaceutical, medical device, food, dietary supplement and cosmetic issues, with particular emphasis on developing effective strategies for introducing and distributing new products.
Naomi Duvall
/persons/naomi-duvall
Naomi is Director of Consumer Health at Cardinal Health. In this role, Naomi oversees Category Management, shopper insights and collaboration with manufacturer partners.
Peggy Staver
/persons/peggy-staver
Peggy Staver is Director of Product Integrity with Pfizer Inc. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing strategies to enhance patient safety and further secure the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain.
Dave Wendland
/persons/dave-wendland
Dave Wendland is a 20+ year veteran of the consumer packaged goods industry.
Priya Gopal
/persons/priya-gopal
Priya Gopal is an Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Projects for Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
Patrik Latin
/persons/patrik-latin
Patrik Latin is the Global Supply Chain Head of Sandoz.
Heather Zenk
/persons/heather-zenk
Heather Zenk, PharmD is Vice President, Secure Supply Chain at AmerisourceBergen Corporation.
Donna Wall
/persons/donna-wall
Donna Wall is Senior Manager of Supply Chain Processes with McKesson Pharmaceutical since 1994
Brian Timple
/persons/brian-timple
Brian is the Director of Financial Operations at Cardinal Health, leading the Pharmaceutical Distribution Chargebacks and Dropship Invoicing teams.
Rebecca Hehnly
/persons/rebecca-hehnly
Rebecca Hehnly is the End-to-End Traceability Leader, North America (NA) for Johnson & Johnson.
Henry Elphick
/persons/henry-elphick
Henry Elphick is the European Joint Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at Jefferies, the global, sector-led investment bank.
Morgan White
/persons/morgan-white
Morgan White is Sr. Director, Business Platforms at Upsher-Smith Laboratories with 20 years of experience leading transformational business process projects including ERP and CRM implementations.
Matt Sample
/persons/matt-sample
Matt Sample is currently the business lead for the serialization efforts at AmerisourceBergen.
Timothy Hogan
/persons/timothy-hogan
Tim Hogan is the solution leader for the healthcare and life-sciences product portfolio at Axway.
Matthew Whitt
/persons/matthew-whitt
Matt Whitt is GSK’s Head of Pharmaceutical Packaging.
Stacey Swartz
/persons/stacey-swartz
Stacey Swartz, PharmD is the co-owner and pharmacist in charge for the Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray, an independent pharmacy in Alexandria, VA.
Ronald Bone
/persons/ronald-bone
Ron Bone is a consultant in the area of Pharmaceutical Traceability and is currently focusing on the implementation of the US 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act.
Shaun Kirkpatrick
/persons/shaun-kirkpatrick
Shaun Kirkpatrick is Manager of Track and Trace Operations at GSK.
Horst Matzer
/persons/horst-matzer
Horst Matzer is the Director of Business Area Solutions at KNAPP Logistics Automation.
Joseph Hill
/persons/joseph-hill
Joseph Hill currently serves as Director of the Government Relations division for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Hashim Zaibak
/persons/hashim-zaibak
Hashim Zaibak started his career as a Pharmacist in 1999 and is the majority owner of Hayat Pharmacy in Milwaukee and runs seven central city pharmacies.
Amy Winnen
/persons/amy-winnen
Amy A. Winnen leads the Product Availability and Pricing Administration functions for Merrimack Pharmaceuticals based in Cambridge, MA.
Anne Johnston
/persons/anne-johnston
Anne Johnston, MPA, RPh, is Senior Director of Data Management for Express Scripts.
Lloyd Mager
/persons/lloyd-mager
Lloyd Mager is the Global Lead for AbbVie’s Traceability program and has 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
Lucy Deus
/persons/lucy-deus
Lucy Deus is the Vice President of Product Management at TraceLink, helping drive the vision, design and capabilities for TraceLink’s Life Science Cloud global network application platform.
Lisa Hamlin
/persons/lisa-hamlin
Lisa Hamlin has been providing IT support for the pharmaceutical industry for the past 20 years, and is currently the IT work stream lead for the Actavis Global Serialization team.
Josh Smeraldi
/persons/josh-smeraldi
Josh Smeraldi is with U.S. EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery and has been with the Agency for 1 year, working primarily on hazardous waste issues.
Kristin Fitzgerald
/persons/kristin-fitzgerald
Kristin Fitzgerald is with U.S. EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery in Washington, DC. She has been with the Agency for fourteen years, working primarily on hazardous waste generator issues.
David Rurka
/persons/david-rurka
David Rurka is the current Director, Rx Inventory Management Operations for Walgreens.
Eero Hautaniemi
/persons/eero-hautaniemi
Mr. Eero Hautaniemi has been President and CEO of Oriola-KD Corporation since the establishment in 2006.
Connie Jung, RPh, PhD
/persons/connie-jung
Dr. Jung is currently Acting Associate Director for Policy and Communications in the new Office of Drug Security, Integrity, and Recalls in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Compliance.
David Magargee
/persons/david-magargee
David Magargee is currently the Global Programs Manager in Sensitech’s Professional Services Life Science team.
Dale Smith
/persons/dale-smith-jr-ipdc
Dale Smith is chairman and CEO of the parent holding company of H. D. Smith.
Jamie Hintlian
/persons/jamie-hintlian
Jamie Hintlian is a Principal in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP and leads the Life Sciences Supply Chain practice.
Haris Kamal
/persons/haris-kamal
Haris Kamal serves as Vice President of Sales, Health and Life Sciences at Frequentz.
Greg Yonko
/persons/greg-yonko
Greg Yonko serves as Senior Vice President for Global Sourcing and Purchasing for McKesson Corporation, a $160B, Fortune 15 Global health care company.
Bob Candelora
/persons/bob-candelora
Bob Candelora is Managing Partner of Retail Insights, LLC, a data management solution company.
Brad Pine
/persons/brad-pine
Brad Pine is currently the Vice President, Brand/Specialty Rx and Regulatory for Smith Drug Company; he has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical wholesale industry.
Ashlee Hamski
/persons/ashlee-hamski
Ashlee Hamski is the Manager of Account Management with Cardinal Health, Inc
Atif Chaughtai
/persons/atif-chaughtai
Atif Chaughtai is the Director, Healthcare Solutions at Axway.
Chris Savage
/persons/chris-savage
Chris Savage is results-driven consumer team leader with extensive industry experience demonstrated through a skill set built on progressive roles of national account management, category leadership, customer marketing and financial analysis.
Mike McBride
/persons/michael-mcbride
Mike McBride is Vice President, Partner Relations at Upsher-Smith Laboratories and has more than 25 years of experience in the consumer products and pharmaceutical industry.
Patricia Scott
/persons/patricia-scott
Dr. Patricia Scott is a leader in the field of communication and provides her students and her clients a unique blend of time-tests strategies and real-world application, with more than 15 years of corporate leadership experience.
Mark Parrish
/persons/mark-parrish
Mark Parrish, currently President of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW),
Dr. Martin Friedrich
/persons/martin-friedrich
Dr. Martin Friedrich is head of Product Tracking and Authentication with Bayer Technology Services and has been employed with Bayer since 1992.
Summerpal Kahlon, MD
/persons/summerpal-kahlon
Dr. Summerpal S. Kahlon currently serves as a Vice President of Business Development for RelayHealth Pharmacy Solutions.
Thomas Ehman
/persons/thomas-ehmann
Thomas Ehmann has been the Senior Vice President of the PHOENIX group since 2012, responsible for Pharma Services and Corporate Communications.
Jon Giacomin
/persons/jon-giacomin-2
Jon Giacomin is the chief executive officer of the Pharmaceutical Segment of Cardinal Health, Inc.
Peyton Howell
/persons/peyton-howell
Peyton Howell is Executive Vice President and President, Global Sourcing and Manufacturer Relations for AmerisourceBergen, where she leads manufacturer strategy and sourcing including brand, generic, specialty and consumer product purchasing of nearly $100 Billion.
Tim Stearns
/persons/tim-stearns
Tim Stearns is a Senior E-Commerce Analyst with Baxter HealthCare, focusing primarily on the distributor customer base.
Lisa Gill
/persons/lisa-gill
Lisa Gill has been a leading member of the healthcare equity research team at J.P. Morgan for 16 years.
Doug Long
/persons/doug-long
Tuesday afternoon general session features Doug Long of IMS Health, Inc.
Rene Jenny
/persons/rene-jenny
Mr. René Jenny was elected the President of the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers (GIRP) in 2005 and has held this position ever since
Scott Mooney
/persons/scott-mooney
Scott Mooney is Vice President of Distribution Operations at McKesson Corporation. His primary responsibilities are assuring product integrity through regulatory compliance and traceability.
Rob Cockman
/persons/rob-cockman
Rob Cockman opened Midtown Pharmacy in 2003, originally located in the Stoney Creek Village Shopping Center.
Raymond Lake
/persons/raymond-lake
Ray is the Corporate Director of Pharmacy Operations with MedStar Health, a 10-hospital system in the Mid-Atlantic, where he has worked for 10 years.
Robert Belknap
/persons/robert-belknap
Bob Belknap is the Executive Director, Trade & Specialty Sales & Operations at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Paul Hamby
/persons/paul-hamby
Paul Hamby holds the position of Senior Director, Compliance Solutions with BuzzeoPDMA, A Cegedim company.
Steve Wilhelm
/persons/steve-wilhelm
Steve Wilhelm is the Vice President of Operations at R&S Northeast and offers a diverse blend of over 25 years’ experience in wholesale drug distribution.
Andy Meyer
/persons/andy-meyer
Andrew Meyer is a Senior Systems Analyst at the Mutual Wholesale Drug Company where he coordinates their traceability efforts as the team lead.
Akin Odutola
/persons/akin-odutola
Akin Odutola is Vice President, Global Branded Rx Sourcing for AmerisourceBergen Corporation. In his role, Akin and his team manages the sourcing activities for Branded and Specialty pharmaceuticals across the AmerisourceBergen enterprise.
Louis Milione
/persons/louis-milione
Special Agent Louis J. Milione was appointed to lead DEA’s Office of Diversion Control as Deputy Assistant Administrator in October 2015.
Kathy Lang
/persons/kathy-lang
Kathy Lang is a Senior Director, Trade Relations at Valeritas, Inc. Her expert knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, relationships and excellent reputation ensured the successful launch of V-Go® into the diabetes market.
Jim Cline
/persons/jim-cline
Jim is a member of the Cardinal Health Corporate EHS leadership team with responsibilities for all aspects of environmental, health & safety (EHS) and loss prevention for various Cardinal Health businesses.
Sarah Krueger
/persons/sarah-krueger
Sarah joined Cardinal Health in 2013 as Category Sourcing Manager of Consumer Health where she is responsible for driving business growth for seven Wellness categories through assortment management, marketing initiatives and product promotion.
CEO Roundtable
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The CEO Roundtable is the HDA Research Foundation’s annual fundraiser and helps to support the Foundation’s mission to increase supply chain efficiency and effectiveness as well as to enhance patient safety.
Communications and Marketing
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HDA’s Communications and Marketing department creates and disseminates information that promotes the Alliance's educational offerings, services and resources, and communicates the organization’s perspectives on key issues of interest to pharmaceutical distributors and the healthcare supply chain.
HDA Research Foundation
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The HDA Research Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that serves as the knowledge partner of HDA.
Government Affairs
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HDA’s Government Affairs department addresses legislative and regulatory issues at the federal and state levels. It advocates for the industry of healthcare distribution as well as for the larger interests of supply chain stakeholders.
Industry Relations, Membership and Education
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HDA’s Industry Relations, Membership and Education department helps to maintain the effectiveness and efficiency of the distribution industry’s operations by bringing together distribution and manufacturer stakeholders to recommend “best practices,” drafting guidelines on the appropriate use of information processing, materials handling and other technologies, such as e-commerce.
Meetings and Conferences
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HDA’s Meetings and Conferences department plans and executes meetings, conferences and webinars that enable members and other constituents to increase their knowledge about the healthcare distribution industry and other pertinent healthcare supply chain topics.
Executive Office
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The Executive Office provides strategic leadership for the Alliance by working with the Executive Committee and Board of Directors to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies that advance the wholesale distribution industry.
Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition
//www.hda.org/about/staff-directory/pharmaceutical-cargo-security-coalition
HDA's Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition offers supply chain security intelligence; access to contacts from industry, government and vendor trade disciplines; physical and supply chain security assessments; a reference library of supply chain security publications, articles and related documents; as well as opportunities to attend educational events.
Finance, Administration and IT
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HDA’s Finance, Administration and Information Technology Services department administers and manages internal Alliance operations, including financial management; office operations; human resources; information technology and facilities.
Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award
//www.hda.org/about/industry-recognition/rx-safety-and-healthcare-leadership-award
HDA's Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award recognizes public officials for their leadership and ongoing commitment to public policies that support and promote the safe, efficient and reliable delivery of lifesaving medicines to patients nationwide.

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The Power of Partnership Award was created by HDA and the non-profit Americares to honor Association members who have shown exceptional dedication and innovation to expanding access to healthcare for disadvantaged populations in the developing world.
Service Provider
//www.hda.org/about/membership/service-provider
HDA service providers provide goods and services to distributors and manufacturers that are not intended for resale. These companies may include, but are not limited to, advertisers and consultants, public relations firms, media companies, brokers, hardware/software suppliers and publishers.
Distributor
//www.hda.org/about/membership/distributor
Distributors considering an HDA membership must purchase or receive pharmaceutical and health-related products in bulk quantities, inventory these products, distribute them in individual package quantities and provide other value-added services to its suppliers and healthcare providers.
Health, Beauty and Wellness/Consumer Manufacturers
//www.hda.org/about/membership/hbw
Health, beauty and wellness or consumer manufacturers considering HDA membership are primarily engaged in developing, manufacturing or labeling beauty care or consumer products.
International
//www.hda.org/about/membership/international
HDA international distributors must operate as a full-service, healthcare-related product wholesaler in a geographical territory outside the United States and its territories.
Manufacturer
//www.hda.org/about/membership/manufacturer
HDA Manufacturers are primarily engaged in developing, manufacturing or labeling healthcare products.
Industry Initiatives
//www.hda.org/issues/prescription-drug-abuse-and-diversion/industry-initiatives
The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) and its members are committed to stopping opioid abuse and misuse before it occurs.
Supply Chain
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/categories/supply-chain
HDA blog entries that cover supply chain.

//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/categories/importation
HDA blog entries that cover importation.

//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/categories/vrs
HDA blog entries that cover the Verification Router Service (VRS).

//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/categories/rx-drug-abuse
HDA blog entries that cover prescription drug abuse.
DEA
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/categories/dea
HDA blog entries that cover the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
FDA
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/categories/fda
HDA blog entries that cover the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
AAOA
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/categories/aaoa
HDA blog entries that cover AAOA (Allied Against Opioid Abuse).

//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/categories/origin
HDA blog entries that cover Origin.

//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/categories/pharmacy
HDA blog entries that cover pharmacy.
DSCSA
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/categories/dscsa
HDA blog entries that cover the DSCSA.

//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/categories/traceability
HDA blog entries that cover traceability.
Professional Development
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/categories/professional-development
HDA blog entries that cover professional development topics.
HDA Research Foundation
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/categories/hda-research-foundation
HDA blog topics that cover the HDA Research Foundation.
DMA for Industry Leadership
//www.hda.org/about/industry-recognition/dma-industry-leadership
The Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership (DMA) recognizes an individual for his/her extraordinary contributions to the pharmaceutical distribution industry.
DMA
//www.hda.org/about/industry-recognition/dma
The Distribution Management Award honors HDA member companies’ efforts to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and safety of the healthcare supply chain through successful trading partner initiatives that enhance processes, reduce costs and leverage advanced technologies or logistical practices.
Nominations
//www.hda.org/about/industry-recognition/diana/nominations
The DIANA Best Overall Manufacturer Award is a distributor-driven nomination process. HDA distributor members are asked to nominate their top five manufacturer partners in each of the categories. The nomination process for the DIANA Best New Product or Promotion Awards is primarily manufacturer-driven, with manufacturer members asked to submit nomination materials in the applicable five categories. HDA distributor members also may nominate a trading partner for the awards.
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Selena Rezvani is VP of Consulting and Research at Be Leaderly and a recognized consultant, speaker and author on women and leadership.
Contact Us
//www.hda.org/events/2019-distribution-management-conference-and-expo/contact-us
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDA's largest supply chain education event, attended by more than 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Speaker Tips and Guidelines
//www.hda.org/events/speaker-resource-center/speaker-tips-and-guidelines
Every year, thousands of individuals attend HDA events. In addition to the many networking opportunities available at these meetings, attendees appreciate and expect that the sessions they attend will be well planned and thought-provoking, with significant take-home value. This guide has been compiled to help you plan, prepare and deliver a professional presentation. Even if you are a seasoned speaker or facilitator, we recommend you taking a few moments to review the contents on this page.
Speakers
//www.hda.org/events/2019-hda-pcsc-educational-seminar/speakers
The HDA Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC) Educational Seminar brings together those within healthcare, as well as many other industries, that ship and store sensitive, high-risk/high-value products — anywhere in the world.
Sponsorship and Exhibits
//www.hda.org/events/2019-hda-pcsc-educational-seminar/sponsorship
Sponsoring the 2019 PCSC Educational Seminar is an effective way to enhance your company's exposure, build relationships with decision makers and boost your brand.
Daily Schedule
//www.hda.org/events/2019-hda-pcsc-educational-seminar/daily-schedule
Program agenda for PCSC Educational Seminar to be held at Norvartis Corporate Headquarters on May 8-9, 2019.
Contact Us
//www.hda.org/events/2019-hda-pcsc-educational-seminar/contact-us
The HDA PCSC Educational Seminar brings together those within healthcare, as well as many other industries, that ship and store sensitive, high-risk/high-value products — anywhere in the world. Held annually since 2006, this supply chain security educational event provides interactive instruction, with both indoor and outdoor activities, as well as case-study discussions. Attendees are introduced to government law enforcement and regulatory personnel (and vice-versa) to enhance knowledge of supply chain security best practices.
Table-Top Sponsorship
//www.hda.org/events/2019-traceability-seminar/table-top-sponsorship
Sponsoring the Traceability Seminar provides an opportunity to increase exposure and build relationships.
Daily Schedule
//www.hda.org/events/2019-traceability-seminar/daily-schedule
Program agenda for the Traceability Seminar held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC on October 21-23, 2019
Speakers
//www.hda.org/events/2019-traceability-seminar/speakers
Speaker information for the 2019 Traceability Seminar to be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC on October 21-23, 2019
Table-Top Sponsorship
//www.hda.org/events/2017-traceability-seminar/table-top-sponsorship
Sponsoring at the HDA Traceability seminar provides organizations a cost-efficient opportunity to increase exposure and build relationships.
Current Table-Top Sponsors
//www.hda.org/events/2017-traceability-seminar/table-top-sponsorship/current-table-top-sponsors
Sponsoring at the HDA Traceability seminar provides organizations a cost-efficient opportunity to increase exposure and build relationships.
Speakers
//www.hda.org/events/2017-traceability-seminar/speakers
Speaker information for 2017 Traceability Seminar to be held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel on November 8-10.
Daily Schedule
//www.hda.org/events/2017-traceability-seminar/daily-schedule
Program agenda for Traceability Seminar to be held at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel on November 8-10, 2017
Registration
//www.hda.org/events/2019-traceability-seminar/registration
Registration information for the Traceability Seminar held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC on October 21-23, 2019
How to Apply
//www.hda.org/foundation/scholarship-program/how-to-apply
As part of its mission to foster industry knowledge, the HDA Research Foundation is expanding its offerings, via a graduate scholarship program, to help cultivate the next generation of supply chain leaders.
Hotel and Travel
//www.hda.org/events/2019-traceability-seminar/hotel-and-travel
Hotel and travel information for the Traceability Seminar held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC on October 21-23, 2019
Daily Schedule
//www.hda.org/events/2020-distribution-management-conference-and-expo/daily-schedule
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDA's largest supply chain education event, attended by more than 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Awards
//www.hda.org/events/2020-distribution-management-conference-and-expo/award
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDA's largest supply chain education event, attended by more than 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Contact Us
//www.hda.org/events/2020-distribution-management-conference-and-expo/contact-us
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDA's largest supply chain education event, attended by more than 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Registration
//www.hda.org/events/2019-hda-pcsc-educational-seminar/registration
The HDA PCSC Educational Seminar brings together those within the healthcare industry, as well as many other industries, that ship and store sensitive, high-risk/high-value products — anywhere in the world. Held annually since 2006, this supply chain security educational event provides interactive instruction, with both indoor and outdoor activities, as well as case-study discussions and “table-top” simulation exercises. Attendees are introduced to government law enforcement and regulatory personnel (and vice-versa) to enhance knowledge of supply chain security best practices.
Value
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/categories/value
HDA blog entries related to value.
How to Apply
//www.hda.org/professional-development/emerging-leaders/how-to-apply
To develop the next generation of supply chain leaders, the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) is further expanding its professional development program, Convene, to include the Emerging Leaders program.
Benefits
//www.hda.org/professional-development/emerging-leaders/benefits
To develop the next generation of supply chain leaders, the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) is further expanding its professional development program, Convene, to include the Emerging Leaders program.
How to Apply
//www.hda.org/professional-development/scholarship-program/how-to-apply
As part of its mission to foster industry knowledge, the HDA Research Foundation is expanding its offerings, via a graduate scholarship program, to help cultivate the next generation of supply chain leaders.
Mentoring Resources
//www.hda.org/professional-development/mentoring/mentoring-resources
Mentoring resources provided include tips for HDA Mentors and Mentees, suggestions to help build a strong foundation with your mentor/mentee, and other resources including articles and links.
How to Participate
//www.hda.org/professional-development/mentoring/how-to-participate
The level of participation and type of relationship is up to you. Some participants may want to focus on a specific project or aspect of their current jobs; others may want guidance on navigating the industry or preparing for a new role or promotion. Accordingly, some mentor/mentee relationships will be long-term and others will be short-term; some will be structured and others will be more fluid. One size does not fit all!
Benefits of Mentoring
//www.hda.org/professional-development/mentoring/benefits-of-mentoring
According to Fortune's Anne Fisher, the HR department of Sun Microsystems found a variety of mentoring benefits by analyzing 1,000 employees over five years.
Nexus Award
//www.hda.org/foundation/events-and-awards/nexus-award
Since 1956, the Nexus Award has been the pharmaceutical distribution industry's highest award recognizing lifetime achievement. It honors exceptional character; accomplishments; and leadership in HDA, the industry and the community.
Nexus Award Winners
//www.hda.org/foundation/events-and-awards/nexus-award/nexus-award-winners
Since 1956, the Nexus Award has been the pharmaceutical distribution industry's highest award recognizing lifetime achievement. It honors exceptional character; accomplishments; and leadership in HDA, the industry and the community.
Nexus Award Winners
//www.hda.org/about/industry-recognition/nexus-award/nexus-award-winners
Since 1956, the Nexus Award has been the pharmaceutical distribution industry's highest award recognizing lifetime achievement. It honors exceptional character; accomplishments; and leadership in HDA, the industry and the community.
DIANA Award
//www.hda.org/about/industry-recognition/diana
HDA's DIANA awards honor pharmaceutical and consumer manufacturers for launching successful product introductions and promotions as well as building stronger business practices with HDA distributor members.
Nexus Award
//www.hda.org/about/industry-recognition/nexus-award
Since 1956, the Nexus Award has been the pharmaceutical distribution industry's highest award recognizing lifetime achievement. It honors exceptional character; accomplishments; and leadership in HDA, the industry and the community.
Daily Schedule
//www.hda.org/events/2019-business-and-leadership-conference/daily-schedule
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Business Appointments
//www.hda.org/events/2019-business-and-leadership-conference/business-appointments
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
PartnerLinx
//www.hda.org/events/2019-business-and-leadership-conference/business-appointments/partnerlinx
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Conference Coordinators
//www.hda.org/events/2019-business-and-leadership-conference/business-appointments/conference-coordinators
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Service Provider Pavilion
//www.hda.org/events/2019-business-and-leadership-conference/service-provider-pavilion
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Benefits
//www.hda.org/events/2019-business-and-leadership-conference/service-provider-pavilion/benefits
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Cancellation Policies
//www.hda.org/events/2019-business-and-leadership-conference/cancellation-policies
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Sponsorship
//www.hda.org/events/2019-business-and-leadership-conference/sponsorship
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Contact Us
//www.hda.org/events/2019-business-and-leadership-conference/contact-us
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Safety
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/categories/safety
HDA blog entries related to safety.
Verification Router Service Progress Update
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/07/25/08/42/verification-router-service-progress-update
As mentioned in our February 16 blog post, HDA and industry participants continue to make progress working with solution providers as Verification Router Service (VRS) solutions are developed for the 2019 DSCSA saleable returns requirement. This work has taken three paths: establishing governance processes; creating testing scenarios; and launching the testing phase.
Preparing for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/07/25/08/32/preparing-for-national-prescription-drug-take-back-day
Disposing of unused prescription opioids safely and as soon as they are no longer needed can help prevent these medicines from falling into the wrong hands. Data show that opioid misuse often starts in the home, with more than 40 percent of those who misused prescription pain relievers obtaining the medication from a friend or relative for free.
HDA, Georgia Extend Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/07/25/08/38/hda-and-georgia-extend-efforts-to-combat-the-opioid-epidemic
HDA and its member companies are committed to reversing our nation’s opioid abuse epidemic. That is why the Alliance is working with stakeholders in communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness about the dangers associated with opioid abuse and misuse.
The Opioid Epidemic Requires A Greater Focus on Education and Awareness
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/07/25/08/22/the-opioid-epidemic-requires-a-greater-focus-on-education-and-awareness
As the country looks to reverse the harmful trend of opioid addiction, the need for education and awareness around the safe use of pain treatments has never been clearer.
HDA Launches Allied Against Opioid Abuse
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/07/25/08/26/hda-launches-allied-against-opioid-abuse
As the logistics experts of healthcare, pharmaceutical distributors play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of the supply chain, but also when health challenges arise, such as a natural disaster or shortages in critical medicines.
2018 HDA Priorities in Chain Drug Review
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/07/25/08/09/2018-hda-priorities-in-chain-drug-review
Efforts to mitigate the prescription drug abuse epidemic and activities surrounding DSCSA implementation once again top the list of priorities HDA will be addressing in the year ahead, according to HDA President and CEO John M. Gray. Mr. Gray provided his perspective, along with other healthcare supply chain leaders, as part of Chain Drug Review’s annual “Pharmacy Outlook” feature, published in the January 1 issue.
Transitioning to Traceability
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/07/25/08/18/transitioning-to-traceability-and-a-verification-router-service-update
The HDA blog is expanding to feature traceability/Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) updates as well as HDA perspectives on a variety of related issues throughout the year.
Prepare for DSCSA Serialization with HDA Origin
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/07/25/08/35/prepare-for-dscsa-serialization-with-hda-origin
Last year, FDA announced a period of “enforcement discretion” related to the deadline for manufacturers to serialize products under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). As the industry quickly approaches the November 2018 deadline, it is essential for companies to prepare now for the reality of conducting business in a serialized environment. Is your company ready to meet the new requirements?
Three Takeaways from the FDA Public Meetings on DSCSA
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/07/25/08/29/three-takeaways-from-the-fda-public-meetings-on-dscsa
On February 28, FDA hosted its third and final public meeting in a series focused on "Enhanced Drug Distribution Security Under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act [DSCSA],” bringing together a broad group of stakeholders, including manufacturers, distributors, dispensers, hospitals and service providers.
HDA Traceability Seminar to Feature FDA Update, Discussions on DSCSA Milestones
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/08/10/10/55/2018-08-10-traceability-seminar-to-feature-fda-update
As the summer winds down, HDA is hard at work planning our 2018 Traceability Seminar, which will take place three weeks earlier, on October 17–19 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. As the industry passes the halfway mark for DSCSA implementation, our 2018 agenda leverages HDA and our members’ unique expertise to help fellow stakeholders answer critical questions while planning for the multiple milestones ahead.
Overprescribing and the Opioid Epidemic
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/08/09/16/03/2017-12-05-overprescribing-and-the-opioid-epidemic
As our country grapples with how to most effectively combat the misuse and abuse of prescription opioids, it’s helpful to look at how we got here.
Gray Calls for Systemic Response to Opioid Abuse in Op-Ed
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/08/14/11/56/2017-07-12-gray-calls-for-systemic-response-to-opioid-abuse-in-op-ed
In an op-ed published in the Capitol Hill newspaper, The Hill, HDA President and CEO John M. Gray noted that a commitment and robust effort from all supply chain stakeholders are necessary to help mitigate the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic.
The Reality of the Opioid Epidemic
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/08/14/11/49/2017-10-13-the-reality-of-the-opioid-epidemic
Two years ago, Congress approved bipartisan legislation to address the rapidly growing opioid epidemic. Yet today, that legislation — S.483: Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act — is the subject of two upcoming media reports which mischaracterize the intent and outcome of the legislation.
Gray Forecasts 2017 Alliance Priorities
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/08/14/15/10/2017-01-02-gray-forecasts-2017-alliance-priorities-in-chain-drug-review
HDA President and CEO John M. Gray has outlined the organization’s priorities for the upcoming year in his annual “Pharmacy Outlook” column, published in the January 2 issue of Chain Drug Review.
A Crisis of Misinformation
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/08/14/11/35/2017-10-18-a-crisis-of-misinformation
The Washington Post and 60 Minutes have done a major disservice to the battle against opioid abuse with their biased and one-sided reporting, specifically related to the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act.
Fri Highlights DSCSA Efforts
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/08/14/14/52/2017-04-17-fri-highlights-dscsa-efforts-through-healthcare-ready-blog
Implementation of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) and the critical work of pharmaceutical distributors are the subject of a guest post by HDA’s Perry Fri on the Healthcare Ready blog. Healthcare Ready is a non-profit supported by both public and private sector partners, including HDA, that works to ensure patient access to healthcare, including medicines, during times of disaster.
HDA and NACDS Call on Congress to Protect Patient Safety
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/08/14/14/46/2017-05-08-hda-and-nacds-call-on-congress-to-protect-patient-safety
In an opinion piece published today in the Capitol Hill newspaper, The Hill, HDA and NACDS called on members of Congress to honor its commitment to protecting patients and the safety of the supply chain by rejecting any proposal that would call for the importation of prescription drugs from foreign markets.
Gray Highlights State of the Distribution Industry
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/08/14/14/37/2017-06-05-gray-highlights-state-of-distribution-industry
Ahead of the HDA Business and Leadership Conference, President and CEO John M. Gray was interviewed by Chain Drug Review as part of the publication’s “Annual Report of Drug Wholesalers.”
HDA Partners with AAOA to Release Pharmacy Toolkit
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/09/25/09/54/2018-09-26-aaoa-releases-pharmacy-toolkit
For the past several months, HDA has been collaborating with our pharmacy partners at Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA), the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), to develop a suite of resources specific to the pharmacy community. We are pleased that last week, those resources were mailed to thousands of pharmacists across the country and released online at www.AgainstOpioidAbuse.org/PharmacyToolkit.
Pharmaceutical Distributors: Understanding Our Role in the Supply Chain
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/09/27/15/32/2018-09-27-understanding-our-role-in-the-supply-chain
Few people understand exactly what role wholesale distributors play in the pharmaceutical supply chain, often confusing them with manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers or even pharmacists. Just like the wholesale distributor who helps keep your grocery store shelves stocked with many different food brands, pharmaceutical distributors work with large numbers of suppliers (in this case pharmaceutical manufacturers) to ensure that their products (medicines) are safely, securely and reliably delivered to their ultimate destination — such as a state and federally licensed pharmacy, hospital or long-term care facility.
HDA Featured in Chain Drug Review's 2019 "Pharmacy Outlook"
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/12/17/13/30/2019-01-07-hda-featured-in-chain-drug-review-outlook
With a new year in full swing, HDA President and CEO John M. Gray looked ahead to the organization’s 2019 priorities (along with other industry association executives) as part of the Chain Drug Review "Pharmacy Outlook" feature.
Understanding the Origins of the Opioid Abuse Epidemic to Advance Solutions
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/12/06/07/59/2018-12-06-understanding-the-origins-of-the-opioid-abuse-epidemic
A new report by Avalere Health, "Trends in Opioid Use: History, Background, and Origins of the Epidemic," comes at a critical point in the broader discussion about opioid abuse and misuse, and provides important context around the clinical, regulatory and policy milestones that contributed to the public health epidemic and impacted the national response to the crisis.
VRS Update: Past, Present, Future
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2018/12/07/14/44/2018-12-12-vrs-update-past-present-future
The Verification Router Service (VRS) started off as an idea in 2015. In 2016, it was identified as a preferred option for compliance with the 2019 saleable returns requirement (along with sending data via EPCIS). Since 2017, HDA has been convening industry stakeholders to write business requirements for the VRS, later pulling in solution providers to help with the technical details and then facilitating the group that developed the documentation that exists today.
Healthcare Distribution: Rain, Snow or Shine
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2019/02/01/10/00/2019-02-01-healthcare-distribution-rain-snow-or-shine
Pharmaceutical distributors deliver millions of medicines and healthcare products to providers nationwide — rain, snow or shine. Every day, hundreds of thousands of patients across the country depend on the uninterrupted delivery of prescription medicines, and pharmaceutical distributors work around the clock to ensure these products get to where they need to be, safely and efficiently. As winter marches on, with snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures in parts of the country, HDA member companies rise to the challenge of making sure vital medicines reach the people who need them, no matter what it takes.
Healthcare Distribution Centers
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2019/01/25/13/58/2019-01-25-healthcare-distribution-centers
Pharmaceutical distributors have a long history of bringing the newest advancements and technologies to their warehouses. Back in 1947, the National Wholesale Druggists’ Association (an early iteration of HDA) tapped Ohio State University marketing experts to reimagine an entirely new type of layout for wholesaler warehouses, which included longer aisles, moving belts, “and roller skates for order pickers.” While the roller skates never caught on, healthcare distributors’ commitment to harnessing innovation to develop facilities that safely and securely get prescription medicines and medical products to the patients who need them has only grown.
HDA Research Foundation Announces its First Scholarship Recipients
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2019/02/22/10/35/2019-02-22-hda-research-foundation-announces-its-first-scholarship-recipients
The HDA Research Foundation recently announced the selection of four inaugural recipients for its graduate-level scholarship. Established in conjunction with HDA’s Convene, the scholarship, sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals, is available annually to individuals with at least two years of service working within HDA-member distributor and manufacturer companies. The recipients include:
Convening Healthcare Stakeholders to Address the Opioid Epidemic
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2019/03/19/10/15/2019-03-19-convening-healthcare-stakeholders-to-address-the-opioid-epidemic
Last week, Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA) partners, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the PA Foundation, joined HDA at the Distribution Management Conference and Expo (DMC) for a discussion about how we are working together to educate and raise awareness about the rights, risks and responsibilities associated with prescription opioids.
More Than Just Delivery
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2019/04/25/15/38/2019-04-25-more-than-just-delivery
As the logistics experts of healthcare, distributors deliver millions of prescription medicines and healthcare products to hundreds of thousands of providers, including pharmacies, hospitals and healthcare facilities, across the country. But their relationships with these customers is about more than just delivery — distributors offer additional services that allow their customers to focus on patients and remain competitive in the marketplace.
That's A Great Question
//www.hda.org/news/hda-blog/2019/05/16/09/44/2019-05-16-a-great-question
Most Americans take for granted the complex pharmaceutical supply chain that ensures their medication arrives safely, reliably and efficiently at the pharmacy, doctor’s office or hospital. Have you ever wondered how pharmacies and healthcare providers keep these vital medicines in stock so that patients have access to medicines when they need them, even during weather emergencies?
Introducing a Hero of the Supply Chain
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HDA is proud to partner with and support Healthcare Ready’s Heroes of the Supply Chain campaign, which highlights the unsung heroes who keep critical healthcare supply chains intact all year long.
Safe and Secure, Every Step of the Way
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Patients often have many questions when they are prescribed a medication by their healthcare provider for the first time. What they typically do not need to worry about, however, is how their prescription medicine got to the pharmacy, whether anything happened to it along its journey, if it was handled with care or if it was potentially compromised by illegitimate products that may have entered the pharmaceutical supply chain.

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