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HDA Honors Manufacturers With 2019 DIANA Awards

June 4, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. — 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.

This year marks the DIANA Awards’ 60th anniversary of honoring industry excellence. HDA-member recipients serve as a model for innovation in healthcare and demonstrate leadership, maintain strong trading partnerships with the Alliance’s distributor members and develop innovative new product launches and promotions for the pharmaceutical distribution industry. The winners are selected by HDA distributor members.

Two companies also were recognized as HDA Manufacturer Partners of the Year; the winners are HDA members that have had at least five consecutive years of membership and active participation with the Alliance.

“HDA is proud to honor this year’s recipients for their contributions to the industry and the pharmaceutical supply chain,” said HDA President and CEO John M. Gray.

2019 DIANA Award Winners

Best New Product Introduction or Promotion

Consumer Products

Over-the-Counter Pharmaceutical Products: Allergan, Refresh® REPAIR Lubricant Eye Drops

Pharmaceutical Products

Biotechnology Pharmaceutical Products: Mylan Inc., Fulphila®

Rx Support Systems, Supplies & Services: Broadway Industries, Pharmacy Bag Marketing Program 

Best Overall Manufacturers

Consumer Product Manufacturer:
Winner: Broadway Industries
Merit Finalist: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc. 

Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer With Less Than $300 Million in Sales to Healthcare Distributors:
Winner: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC
Merit Finalist: Alvogen, Inc.

Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer With More Than $300 Million in Sales to Healthcare Distributors:
Winner: Allergan
First Merit Finalist: Sanofi US
Second Merit Finalist: Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.

Generic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer With Less Than $100 Million in Sales to Healthcare Distributors:
Winner: Ajanta Pharma USA Inc.
First Merit Finalist: Alvogen, Inc.
Second Merit Finalist: Camber Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Generic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer With More Than $100 Million in Sales to Healthcare Distributors:
Winner: Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc.
First Merit Finalist: Apotex Corp.
Second Merit Finalist: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc.

HDA Manufacturer Partner of the Year Awards

HDA Manufacturer Member With Less Than $500 Million in Sales to Healthcare Distributors:
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC

HDA Manufacturer Member With More Than $500 Million in Sales to Healthcare Distributors: 
Novo Nordisk Inc.

ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE

The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) represents primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and  pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. Since 1876, HDA has helped members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently. The HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s non-profit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues.

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