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HDMA Honors Pharmaceutical and Consumer Product Manufacturers With Annual DIANA Awards

June 3, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. — HDMA honored pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers at its 2014 Business and Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., through the presentation of the Association's annual Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (the DIANA awards).

The DIANA awards have recognized supply chain excellence and successful trading partner relationships since 1959. The awards honor pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers for developing innovative new product introductions and promotions for the healthcare distribution industry. Manufacturers also are recognized for advancing trade relations by fostering strong trading partner relationships with HDMA distributor members and creating exceptional business practices that benefit the entire healthcare supply chain.

In addition, presented for the second year, the DIANA Manufacturer Partner of the Year recognizes companies for their active participation in the Association. The winning companies have at least five consecutive years of membership, regularly participate in HDMA conferences, serve on Association committees, and show support through event attendance and sponsorships.

HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray said, “We are pleased to honor our manufacturer trading partners for their innovative and collaborative efforts with distributors, as well as the time and effort they devote to HDMA’s important mission.”

2014 DIANA Manufacturer Partner of the Year Winners:

HDMA Manufacturer Member With Sales to Healthcare Distributors of More Than $500 Million:
Mylan Inc.

HDMA Manufacturer Member With Sales to Healthcare Distributors of Less Than $500 Million: 
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.

2014 DIANA Winners:

Best New Product Introduction or Promotion Awards

Branded Pharmaceutical Products: Eisai, Inc., for Belviq®
Generic Pharmaceutical Products: Citron Pharma LLC, for Duloxetine DR Capsules USP
Over-the-Counter and Home Healthcare Products: Merck Consumer Care, for Oxytrol® for Women

Best Overall Manufacturer Awards

Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of Less Than $300 Million: 
Winner: Depomed, Inc.
First Merit Finalist: Avion Pharmaceuticals
Second Merit Finalist: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.

Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of More Than $300 Million:
Winner: Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 
First Merit Finalist: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Second Merit Finalist: Eisai, Inc.

Generic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of Less Than $100 Million: 
Winner: Alvogen, Inc. 
First Merit Finalist: Lannett Company
Second Merit Finalist: Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Generic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of More Than $100 Million:
Winner: Actavis, Inc.
First Merit Finalist: Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Second Merit Finalist: Amneal Pharmaceutical

Consumer Product Manufacturer 
Winner: BD Medical – Diabetes Care
First Merit Finalist: Merck & Co., Inc.
Second Merit Finalist: Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.

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HDA is the national association representing primary healthcare distributors, the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. Each business day, HDA member companies ensure that over 15 million prescription medicines and healthcare products are delivered safely and efficiently to more than 200,000 pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. HDA and its members work daily to provide value and achieve cost savings, an estimated $42 billion each year to our nation’s healthcare system.

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