• FDA, Industry Experts Urge DSCSA Action at HDA’s 2023 Traceability Seminar

    September 06, 2023

    HDA convened more than 400 healthcare supply chain stakeholders, technology experts and regulatory officials for the association’s Traceability Seminar. This highly anticipated event provided a forum to discuss implementation challenges and strategies for Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) compliance as the industry faced a November 27, 2023, deadline to establish a framework to trace pharmaceuticals across the supply chain.

  • Advocacy in Action: Mutual Drug Meets With Rep. Foushee, Pharmacy Community About Industry Priorities

    August 21, 2023

    During the past few months, HDA member Mutual Drug has been actively involved in advocacy and supply chain partner discussions to underscore the value of pharmaceutical distributors and to provide perspective on policy issues affecting the supply chain.

    Learn more about the company's tour with Representative Valerie Foushee (D-N.C.-04) at its headquarters in Durham, N.C. and their mid-July summit held in Durham focused on state and federal legislative issues impacting independent pharmacies.

  • The Pending NDC and Barcode Rule: Dispenser Perspectives

    August 09, 2023

    With less than six months before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) anticipates posting an amendment to its National Drug Code (NDC),1 supply chain partners are preparing for this immense change. HDA is continuing dialogue around this impactful regulation — that could cost wholesale distributors hundreds of millions of dollars to implement and maintain.

    In this next installment of our series assessing supply chain sector comments, we review feedback from dispenser trade groups and other community members.

  • Latest HDA Videos Highlight Industry Value, Supply Chain Careers

    August 03, 2023

    Over the past year, HDA’s Faces of the Supply Chain series has showcased the talented professionals working across the healthcare supply chain. At the most recent Distribution Management Conference, we sat down with 19 industry experts to cover a range of perspectives, including how each person got their start in the sector, what opportunities have made their career rewarding and the important role distributors play in ensuring medical products are delivered whenever and wherever needed. Highlights from these conversations are summarized in this blog.


  • Have You Heard? HDA’s Career Center Is Open for Business!

    July 26, 2023

    As the reputable association representing the industry, HDA developed a Career Center earlier this year to create awareness among graduates and established professionals — and to connect diverse, top talent with its hiring member companies. Learn more about this industry solution from HDA's Anne Nevel, Vice President, Education, and Michelle Leslie, Associate Director, Membership and Education.

  • Debating the Key Issues Shaping the Future of Healthcare

    June 29, 2023

    HDA served as a sponsor and participant in the The Hill's recent "Future of Health Care Summit." The event brought together leading healthcare experts to discuss the most critical issues shaping an evolving healthcare landscape, including advancements in patient access to care, the pursuit of health equity and the importance of resetting the care delivery model across the United States.

    The summit featured a conversation between HDA’s Dr. Nicolette Louissaint, Senior Vice President of Policy & Strategic Planning, and Sarah Wells Kocsis, Director of the Milken Institute’s Center for Public Health. This blog contains key takeaways from the summit.

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