HDA Honors Pharmaceutical and Consumer Product Manufacturer Members with DIANA Awards

June 13, 2023

The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) honored nine pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers with Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (DIANA Awards) at the 2023 HDA Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The DIANA is one of HDA’s highest honors. The award was established in 1959 to recognize manufacturer members for developing new and innovative products and promotions for the healthcare distribution industry as well as companies that enhance business practices with their distributor trading partners. HDA’s distributor-member executives select these winning companies; honorees represent exceptional leadership in the healthcare marketplace and are committed to advancing supply chain best practices through their participation in HDA.

This year’s winners are creating products and fostering trade relationships that help improve the lives of Americans,” said Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr., President and CEO, HDA. “The partnerships between pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors are one of the most valuable components of the U.S. healthcare ecosystem. HDA congratulates the recipients of the 2023 DIANA awards for their commitment to innovation and excellence in the healthcare supply chain.”

Read more about the DIANA awards here.

2023 DIANA Award Winners

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Best New Product Introduction or Promotions

Over-the-Counter/Home Healthcare Products: Sanofi US, Dulcolax® Chewy Fruit Bites

Biotechnology Pharmaceutical: AbbVie US, Skyrizi® CD

Branded Pharmaceutical Products: Insulet Corporation, Omnipod® 5

Generic Pharmaceutical Products: Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc., Topiramate Extended-Release Capsules


Best Overall Manufacturers

Best Overall Manufacturers, Consumer

Winner: Apotex Corp.

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

Second Merit Finalist: Bausch Health Companies, Inc.

Best Overall Manufacturers, Branded Pharmaceuticals, Sales Less Than $300M

Winner: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC

First Merit Finalist: Neurelis, Inc.

Second Merit Finalist: Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

Best Overall Manufacturers, Branded Pharmaceuticals, Sales More Than $300M

Winner: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

First Merit Finalist: Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc

Second Merit Finalist: Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems

Best Overall Manufacturers, Generic Pharmaceuticals, Sales Less Than $100M

Winner: Ajanta Pharma USA Inc.

First Merit Finalist: Unichem Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Second Merit Finalist: Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Best Overall Manufacturers, Generic Pharmaceuticals, Sales More Than $100M

Winner: Apotex Corp.

First Merit Finalist: Prasco Laboratories

Second Merit Finalist: Viatris

HDA Manufacturer Partner of the Year

Sales Less Than $500M: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Sales More Than $500M: Sanofi US

About HDA

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.