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HDA Recognizes Pharmaceutical and Consumer Product Manufacturers with DIANA Awards

June 7, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) recognized nine pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers with Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (DIANA Awards) at the 2022 HDA Business and Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla.

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.    

“As has been underscored during the pandemic, strong working relationships between HDA distributors and 1,500 manufacturers are essential to ensuring that more than 10 million 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 2022 DIANA honorees for rising to the unique challenges of the past few years and setting the standards for innovation and collaboration in the healthcare supply chain.”

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2022 DIANA Award Winners

Best New Product Introduction or Promotions

Branded Pharmaceuticals: Viatris, SEMGLEE® (insulin glargine-ygfn)

Generic Pharmaceuticals: Cipla USA, Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Aerosol

Best Overall Pharmaceutical and Consumer Product Manufacturers

Consumer Product Manufacturer
Winner: Apotex Corp.

First Merit Finalist: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc.
Second Merit Finalist: BD

Best Overall Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer, Less Than $300M Sales

Winner: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC
First Merit Finalist: TherapeuticsMD, Inc.

Second Merit Finalist: Coherus BioSciences, Inc.

Best Overall Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer, More Than $300M Sales

Winner: Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc
First Merit Finalist: Pfizer Inc.

Second Merit Finalist: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Best Overall Generic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer, Less Than $100M Sales
Winner: Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

First Merit Finalist: Unichem Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. 

Second Merit Finalist: Ajanta Pharma USA 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: Viatris

HDA Manufacturer Partners of the Year

Less Than $500M Sales: Ascend Laboratories, LLC

More Than $500M Sales: Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems 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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