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HDA Honors Pharmaceutical and Consumer Product Manufacturers with DIANA Awards

June 14, 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) honored 10 pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers with Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (DIANA Awards).

The awards were presented in conjunction with the 2021 HDA BLC Online virtual conference.

Established in 1959, the DIANA is one of HDA’s highest honors, recognizing manufacturer members for developing innovative new product introductions and promotions for the healthcare distribution industry, while enhancing business practices with their distributor trading partners. Winning companies, selected by the association’s distributor-member executives, represent exceptional leadership in the healthcare marketplace and exhibit a commitment to advancing supply chain best practices through their active participation in HDA.

“Strong working relationships between HDA distributors and more than 1,400 manufacturers are essential to ensuring that millions of medicines, healthcare products, vaccines and medical supplies are delivered safely and reliably to Americans each day,” said Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr., President and CEO, HDA. “We congratulate our 2021 DIANA honorees for being the standard-bearers for innovation and collaboration in the healthcare supply chain.”

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2021 DIANA Award Winners

Best New Product Introduction or Promotions

Biotechnology Products: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., REGEN-COV™ (casirivimab with imdevimab)
Branded Pharmaceuticals: Eisai, Inc., Dayvigo®
Generic Pharmaceuticals: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc., Epoprostenol Injection

Best Overall Pharmaceutical and Consumer Product Manufacturers

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

Best Overall Generic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer, Less Than $100M Sales
Winner: Ajanta Pharma USA
First Merit Finalist: Unichem Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Second Merit Finalist: Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Best Overall Generic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer, More Than $100M Sales
Winner: Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc.
First Merit Finalist: Ascend Laboratories, LLC
Second Merit Finalist: Apotex Corp.

Best Overall Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer, Less Than $300M Sales
Winner: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC
First Merit Finalist: Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Second Merit Finalist: TherapeuticsMD

Best Overall Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer, More Than $300M Sales
Winner: Gilead Sciences
First Merit Finalist: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Second Merit Finalist: GlaxoSmithKline

HDA Manufacturer Partners of the Year

Less Than $500M Sales: Apotex Corp.
More Than $500M Sales: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.


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


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