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HDA DIANA Awards Recognize Innovative Product Launches and Outstanding Trade Partner Relationships

June 14, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At the 2016 Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA, formerly the Healthcare Distribution Management Association) recognized outstanding pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers with the annual Distribution Management Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare.

Since 1959 the DIANA awards have honored HDA-member manufacturers that develop innovative new product introductions and promotions for the healthcare distribution industry. Recipients also are recognized for fostering exceptional trading partner relationships with HDA distribution members, advancing trade relations and creating business practices that benefit the entire healthcare supply chain.

Two companies also were recognized as HDA Manufacturer Partners of the Year. This category honors HDA manufacturer members for their active participation in the association. Winners have at least five consecutive years of membership, regularly participate in HDA conferences and serve on committees, as well as support the organization through further event attendance and sponsorships.

“Teamwork – the power of the healthcare supply chain working together for the patients they serve — is one of the core values of our organization, and is at the heart of every DIANA winner,” said HDA President and CEO John M. Gray. “We congratulate these exceptional pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers, whose excellence and creativity in their new product introductions, trading partner relationships and contributions to HDA is helping to lead the healthcare supply chain into a thriving future.”

2016 DIANA Award Winners

HDA Manufacturer Partner of the Year Awards

HDA Manufacturer Member with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of More Than $500 Million:
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA

HDA Manufacturer Member with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of Less Than $500 Million:
Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

Best New Product Introduction or Promotion Awards

Biotechnology Products: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company US Medicines Group, for Empliciti

Branded Pharmaceutical Products: Allergan USA Inc., for Viberzi

Generic Pharmaceutical Products: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc., for Imatinib Mesylate Tablets

Over-the-Counter and Home Healthcare Products: Allergan USA Inc., for REFRESH OPTIVE® Gel Drops

General Merchandise/Health and Beauty Care: Reckitt Benckiser, for Amopé PediPerfect

Best Overall Manufacturer Awards 

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

Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of More Than $300 Million:
Winner: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
First Merit Finalist: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company US Medicines Group
Second Merit Finalist: Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

Generic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of Less Than $100 Million:
Winner: Lannett Company, Inc.
First Merit Finalist: Alvogen, Inc.
Second Merit Finalist: Alvogen, Inc., (formerly County Line Pharmaceuticals, LLC)

Generic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of More Than $100 Million:
Winner: Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC
First Merit Finalist: Apotex Corp.
Second Merit Finalist: Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc.

Consumer Product Manufacturer
Winner: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
First Merit Finalist: Bayer Consumer Health
Second Merit Finalist: Reckitt Benckiser

ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE

The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) represents primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and more than 200,000 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 non-profit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues.

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