June 9, 2015
ARLINGTON, Va. — At HDMA’s 2015 Business and Leadership Conference in San Antonio, the Association recognized pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers with its annual Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (or DIANA awards).
“For more than 55 years, the DIANA awards have honored pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers for excellence in their new product introductions, trading partner relationships and contributions to HDMA and the pharmaceutical supply chain,” said HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray. “We congratulate all of this year’s winners for their outstanding commitment to a safe and efficient supply chain.”
Presented annually since 1959, DIANA awards honor HDMA manufacturer members that develop innovative new product introductions and promotions for the healthcare distribution industry. Recipients 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.
Additionally, the DIANA Manufacturer Partner of the Year awards recognize HDMA manufacturer members for their active participation in the Association. 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.
2015 DIANA Winners
DIANA Manufacturer Partner of the Year
HDMA Manufacturer Member With Sales to Healthcare Distributors of Less Than $500 Million: Apotex Corp.
HDMA Manufacturer Member With Sales to Healthcare Distributors of More Than $500 Million: Eisai, Inc.
Best New Product Introduction or Promotion Awards
Biotechnology Products: Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Entyvio®
Branded Pharmaceutical Products: Novo Nordisk Inc., Levemir® FlexTouch®
Generic Pharmaceutical Products: TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA, Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed-Release Capsules, USP
Over-the-Counter and Home Healthcare Products: Bayer Consumer Care, Aleve® PM
Rx Support Systems, Supplies and Service Products: Berry Plastics/Kerr Prescription Packaging, Berry Plastics 2014 Rewards Program
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: INSYS Therapeutics, Inc.
Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of More Than $300 Million:
Winner: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
First Merit Finalists: Actavis plc and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, 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: Camber Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Generic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of More Than $100 Million:
Winner: Actavis plc
First Merit Finalist: Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc.
Second Merit Finalist: TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA
Consumer Product Manufacturer
First Merit Finalist: Reckitt Benckiser
Second Merit Finalist: GSK Consumer Health
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.