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.
While distributors do not prescribe or dispense drugs directly to patients, they do share a common goal with physicians, manufacturers, pharmacists, law enforcement officials and policymakers: to ensure a safe supply of medicines. Among other safeguards, distributors are dedicated to keeping prescription painkillers out of the hands of people who may use them for purposes other than those for which they are intended. To help address this threat, HDA and its member support and employ a multilayered approach:
Pharmaceutical distributors work to ensure that healthcare providers receive the medically necessary medicines to treat their patients and improve public health.
HDA Guidelines and Documents
HDA's "Vital Link Toolkit" was created to inform and educate the public on the role of pharmaceutical distributors in the healthcare industry.
Read press releases, public testimony and executive statements about HDA's efforts on behalf of pharmaceutical distributors and the entire supply chain.
HDA membership provides access to networking opportunities, research, member-developed education and resources for the healthcare supply chain.