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BD Honored with AmeriCares Power of Partnership Award
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AmeriCares presented its 2014 Power of Partnership Award to BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) in recognition of the company's outstanding commitment to helping disaster survivors and improving health in the developing world.
Dakota Drug's Ted Scherr Elected HDMA Chairman
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At the HDMA fifth Annual Board & Membership Meeting in Laguna Beach, Calif., the Association announced the election of Ted Scherr, President/CEO, Dakota Drug, Inc., as Chairman of its Board of Directors.
Center Analysis of European Models Provides Insights into Biosimilar Adoption in U.S.
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A new Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research Study — Biosimilars: Lessons from Europe and Strategies for the U.S. — identifies factors, based on an analysis of European models, that may affect the American launch of biosimilars and their marketplace potential in the U.S.
HDMA's John M. Gray Highlights 2014 Priorities in Chain Drug Review
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray lent his voice, along with other healthcare supply chain leaders, as part of Chain Drug Review's annual "Pharmacy Outlook" feature, published on January 6, 2014.
FDA Campaign Highlights Importance of Buying From Licensed Distributors
/news/2014-10-03-campaign-highlights-the-importance-of-buying-from-licensed-pharmaceutical-distributors
HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray released a statement in support of the FDA’s “Know Your Source” campaign, which urges healthcare providers to verify that their supplier of prescription medicines is properly licensed by his or her state ― further reducing the chance of a harmful medicine reaching patients.
Rx Response in Action
/news/2014-09-16-rx-response-exercise-shows-when-it-comes-to-disaster-people-are-key
HDMA staff and members participated in a June 19 Rx Response emergency response exercise to test internal response protocols and bring key private sector challenges to light.
HDMA Partners with Georgia Attorney General on Rx Drug Abuse Prevention Video Contest
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HDMA partnered with Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens on his “We’re Not Gonna Take It” video contest, highlighting the risks of prescription drug abuse among teens at George Walton Comprehensive High School in Marietta, Ga.
CEO Perspective: HDMA and the Supply Chain Working to Address Cross-Cutting Challenges
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As distributors, we have a unique position at the center of the pharmaceutical supply chain — the "connector" or "convener" of our supply chain trading partners, so to speak. This role has never been more important than it is today, as we start to implement the traceability legislation, identify a better way to combat the prescription drug abuse epidemic, and begin to explore the new boundaries of the global supply chain.
Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research Releases Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution: Facts, Figures and Trends
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HDMA’s Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research has published the latest edition of its annual benchmarking publication, Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution: Facts, Figures and Trends (2015 Edition). The seventh edition is sponsored by CuraScript Specialty Distribution; Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group; and Pharmacy First.
91.4 Percent of U.S. Pharmaceutical Sales Channeled Through HDMA-Member Distributors
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Approximately 91 percent of pharmaceutical products — about $350 billion — came to market through HDMA-member traditional pharmaceutical distributors in 2014, according to the 86th Edition HDMA Factbook: The Facts, Figures and Trends in Healthcare (2015-2016). This represents a 1.3 percentage point increase from 2013. Meanwhile, the Factbook notes that spending on pharmaceuticals continues to rise in the U.S., reaching about $374 billion in 2014, according to IMS Health.
McKesson's Paul C. Julian Honored With 2015 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement
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The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, HDMA’s non-profit research foundation, and Genentech, Inc., A Member of the Roche Group, honored Paul C. Julian, Executive Vice President and Group President for McKesson Corporation with the 2015 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement.
HDA Adds Two Staff Members to State Government Affairs Team
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA, formerly HDMA) today announces the hiring of two new members to its State Government Affairs team.
HDA Honors Elsevier’s Kay Morgan with 2017 Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership
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Kay Morgan of Elsevier Clinical Solutions is the 2017 recipient of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance’s (HDA) Distribution Management Award (DMA) for Industry Leadership.The award was presented at the HDA Distribution Management Conference in Palm Desert, Calif.
Cardinal Health Wins HDA's Distribution Management Award for Ergonomic Upright Refrigerated Unit
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Cardinal Health is the winner of HDA’s 2017 Distribution Management Award for its ergonomically friendly and timesaving upright refrigerated unit. Recognized annually, the award was presented today at the 2017 Distribution Management Conference and Expo in Palm Desert, California.
Georgia Attorney General Carr Announces Winners of HDA-Supported Rx Drug Abuse Awareness Video Contest
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Today, Attorney General Chris Carr announced at Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody, Ga., the winners of the “We’re Not Gonna Take It” video contest aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse among teens. The winning video was produced by Dunwoody High School student Peter Vuong. The runner-up was produced by Northview High School students Vivek Ramchandani and Chris Wei. The people’s choice award winner was produced by Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts student Niara Thompson.
The Rest of the Story: Facts About Pharmaceutical Distributors and the Opioid Crisis
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As America continues to face a serious problem with opioid addiction, our elected officials, the media and the public continue to discuss and debate the cause and possible solutions to this problem. Unfortunately, these conversations often include a narrow, distorted view of the prescription drug supply chain and, in many cases, overstate pharmaceutical wholesale distributors’ role in this serious public health issue. Many stakeholders in the supply chain — including physicians, pharmacists, manufacturers, distributors, federal and state regulators, law enforcement, and others — share responsibility for opioid abuse and misuse in our country. It is important to understand the role each stakeholder plays as we work to end the current opioid epidemic.
Rx Drug Abuse Legislation to Enhance Collaboration Between Regulators, Supply Chain Passed by House of Representatives
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray hailed the April 21 passage of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 471) by the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 471 is sponsored by Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.)
HDMA to Host Second International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference in Brussels
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HDMA, GIRP (the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers) and IFPW are collaborating to convene the second annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) in Brussels, Belgium, on November 12–13 at the Steigenberger Wiltcher's hotel.
HDMA Supports Senate Legislation to Enhance Collaborative Efforts in the Fight Against Rx Drug Abuse
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray released a statement in support of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015, introduced today by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) The legislation is a companion to the House legislation (H.R. 471) sponsored by Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.)
AmeriCares Honors Bristol-Myers Squibb with Power of Partnership Award
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AmeriCares, in partnership with the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), has presented its annual Power of Partnership Award to Bristol-Myers Squibb in recognition of its outstanding commitment to increasing access to medicine, health worker safety and improving the wellbeing of children worldwide. Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation are among AmeriCares most consistent supporters, providing both pharmaceutical products and financial support for the aid organization’s emergency response work and ongoing health programs in under-resourced communities.

/news/2015-02-02-physicians-offices-and-clinics-are-largest-specialty-rx-customer
Physician’s offices and independently owned and operated physician clinics remain the largest customer base for specialty pharmaceutical distributors, at 63 percent of their sales value, according to the 2014 Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution: Facts, Figures and Trends, published by HDMA’s Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research.
HDMA Announces Gary Riddle as New Vice President of State Government Affairs, Elevates Kristen Freitas to Vice President, Federal Government Affairs
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HDMA announced on May 28, 2015, that Gary Riddle has joined the Association as Vice President of State Government Affairs, and that it has promoted Kristen Freitas from Senior Director to Vice President of Federal Government Affairs.
HDMA Announces Staff Promotions
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The Healthcare Distribution Management Association recently promoted four staff members.
$305 Billion in Rx Sales Delivered Through Primary Distributors
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Pharmaceutical sales through HDMA-member traditional primary distributors reached nearly $305 billion in 2013, according to the 85th Edition HDMA Factbook (2014-2015), published by the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research.
HDMA-Supported Legislation Addressing Rx Drug Abuse Passes House Subcommittee
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray released a statement following the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health’s markup of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 471), sponsored by Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.)
Perry Fri Named Chief Operating Officer of the HDA Research Foundation
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The HDA Research Foundation (formerly the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research) today announces the appointment of Perry L. Fri as its Chief Operating Officer. He assumes leadership of the Foundation, the 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA, formerly HDMA), from Karen J. Ribler, who retired at the end of September.
AmerisourceBergen Corporation Wins HDMA’s Distribution Management Award for Centralizing DSCSA Data and Serialization Requirements
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AmerisourceBergen Corporation was named the winner of HDMA’s 2016 Distribution Management Award for centralizing its data for Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) compliance, as well as to prepare for long-term serialization requirements.
HDA Named One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for Seventh Year in a Row
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For the seventh consecutive year, the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) is named one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business magazine and Best Companies Group.
HDMA Launches Redesigned HealthcareDistribution.org
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Today HDMA launched a newly designed website ― located at www.HealthcareDistribution.org.
House Legislation Encourages Collaboration, Cooperation in the Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray applauded the reintroduction of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015, introduced on January 22 in the House of Representatives.
HDMA Named One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for Fifth Consecutive Year
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For the fifth year in a row, the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) has been named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business magazine and Best Companies Group.
HDMA Chairman Profiled in HealthCare Distributor Magazine
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Dakota Drug’s Ted Scherr, Chairman of HDMA’s Board of Directors, was recently profiled in a special feature for HealthCare Distributor magazine.
HDMA Presents Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award to Four Legislative Champions
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In early February, 2015, HDMA recognized four members of Congress ― Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.) — with the Association’s Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award (or Rx Award).
H.R. 471 Approved by House Energy and Commerce Committee
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray issued the following statement following the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s approval of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 471). The legislation is sponsored by Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif).
HDMA's Gray Highlights 2015 Distribution Industry Priorities in Chain Drug Review
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray, along with other healthcare supply chain leaders, contributed to Chain Drug Review's annual "Pharmacy Outlook" feature, published on January 5.
HDA President and CEO John M. Gray Forecasts 2017 Alliance Priorities in Chain Drug Review
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HDA President and CEO John M. Gray has outlined the organization’s priorities for the upcoming year in his annual “Pharmacy Outlook” column, published in the January 2 issue of Chain Drug Review.
HDA Announces Partnership With ValueCentric
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) announced a new, long-term partnership with ValueCentric, LLC, to create a GTIN Repository Service designed to help ensure the efficient introduction of a GTIN coding system and ease its adoption across the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Nearly 94 Percent of U.S. Rx Sales Pass Through Pharmaceutical Distributors
/news/2016-12-6-annual-factbook-release
Nearly 94 percent (about $407 billion) of total pharmaceuticals sales in the U.S. were channeled through HDA-member pharmaceutical distributors in 2015, according to a new report by the HDA Research Foundation (formerly The Center for Supply Chain Research). The Foundation, the 501(c)(3) of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance, released the new findings in its 87th Edition HDA Factbook: The Facts, Figures and Trends in Healthcare (2016-2017).
HDA Saleable Returns Pilot Study Identifies Two Recommendations to Meet 2019 DSCSA Requirements
/news/2016-11-10-hda-pilot-results-revealed
The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA, formerly HDMA) presented the results of its Pilot Study for Saleable Returns, which recommended two scenarios that would help pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors comply with requirements set forth by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The recommendations were presented this morning at HDA’s Traceability Seminar in Washington, D.C.
Jon Giacomin of Cardinal Health, Inc., Elected Chairman of HDA Board of Directors
/news/2016-09-26-giacomin-named-hda-chairman
The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA, formerly HDMA) announced the election of Jon Giacomin, Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical segment, Cardinal Health, Inc., as Chairman of the HDA Board of Directors at its Annual Board and Membership Meeting.
Cardinal Health Wins HDMA’s Distribution Management Award for Innovative Pharmacy Restocking Solutions
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Cardinal Health was named the winner of HDMA’s 2015 Distribution Management Award for EZ Cart and EZ Tote, two solutions that streamline the restocking process for their pharmacy customers. The award was presented on March 10 at the 2015 Distribution Management Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla., and selected by distributor and manufacturer members of the Association’s Industry Relations Council.
EPA Waste Rule Examined in HDA Op-Ed for Chain Drug Review
/news/2016-08-08-epa-waste-rule-examined-in-hda-op-ed-for-chain-drug-review
An op-ed written for Chain Drug Review by HDA’s Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Anita Ducca, examines the implications of the EPA’s proposed rule on managing pharmaceutical waste.
HDMA Recognizes Former Purdue Pharma Executive Stephen Seid With Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership
/news/2015-03-10-hdma-recognizes-seid-with-dma-for-leadership
HDMA honored former Purdue Pharma L.P. executive Stephen Seid with the 2015 Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership on March 10, 2015.
AmeriCares Honors Fresenius Kabi USA with Power of Partnership Award
/news/2016-06-13-americares-honors-fresenius-kabi-usa
AmeriCares presented its annual Power of Partnership Award to Fresenius Kabi USA today in recognition of the company’s outstanding commitment to helping disaster survivors and improving health care access around the world.
HDMA Launches New Identity as the Healthcare Distribution Alliance
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray announced that the organization has changed its name to the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), effective immediately, at the opening general session of its 2016 Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs. Additionally, HDA’s non-profit charitable research foundation, the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, will now be known as the HDA Research Foundation.
H. D. Smith's Henry Dale Smith, Jr., Presented With the 2016 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement
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The HDA Research Foundation (formerly the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research), Genentech Inc., a member of the Roche Group, and Mylan Inc., honored Henry Dale Smith, Jr., of H. D. Smith Holding Company with the 2016 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement. The HDA Research Foundation is the charitable research arm of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA, formerly the Healthcare Distribution Management Association).
HDMA Names Ruth Miller Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs
/news/2016-04-25-ruth-miller-named-senior-director-regulatory-affairs
HDMA announced today that Ruth Miller has joined the Association’s Government Affairs team as Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs. In this new position Miller will be responsible for recommending policies and positions on federal regulatory proposals — with a primary emphasis on those related to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). She also will facilitate and coordinate HDMA members' efforts to implement federal regulations.
APAM Releases Recommendations to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
/news/2014-04-09-apam-releases-federal-policy-recommendations-to-combat-prescription-drug-abuse
The Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines (APAM) — a non-profit coalition in which HDMA participates — released comprehensive, public health-focused policy recommendations to help reduce prescription drug abuse nationally.
Pharmaceutical Distributors Provide Essential Services to Specialty Rx Supply Chain
/news/2015-12-21-rx-distributors-provide-essential-services-to-specialty-rx-supply-chain
New research published by the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, HDMA’s knowledge partner, indicates that pharmaceutical distributors provide the specialty pharmaceutical supply chain essential services while efficiently aggregating and delivering thousands of lifesaving medications to a large network of providers for the treatment of critically ill patient populations with chronic or rare diseases.
President Obama Signs S. 483; HDMA-Championed Legislation is First Enacted Law Addressing Rx Drug Abuse in the 114th Congress
/news/2016-04-19-president-obama-signs-s-483
The HDMA-supported legislation, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act (S. 483), sponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), was signed into law by President Obama on April 19.
HDMA Applauds House Passage of Legislation Addressing U.S. Prescription Drug Epidemic
/news/2014-07-29-hdma-applauds-house-passage
HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray released a statement on the July 29, 2014, passage of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014 (H.R. 4709) by the House of Representatives.
HDMA's Gray Testifies on Rx Drug Abuse Before House Subcommittee
/news/2014-04-07-gray-testifies-on-rx-drug-abuse-before-house-subcommittee
On April 7, 2014, HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray testified on House legislation to address the inappropriate use of prescription medicines before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health at a hearing on "Improving Predictability and Transparency in DEA and FDA Regulation."
HDMA Announces Staff Promotions
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On January 8, 2014, HDMA announced the promotion of six staff members.
HDMA Honors Gallenagh with Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership
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Since joining HDMA in 2003, Ms. Gallenagh led the Association’s industry-wide efforts to replace a 50-state patchwork of pedigree laws with one national traceability solution, which became a reality through the enactment of Title II of the Drug Quality and Security Act in November 2013.
HDMA Commends Passage of Legislation to Address U.S. Prescription Drug Epidemic
/news/2014-05-28-hdma-commends-house-energy-and-commerce-health-subcommittee-passage-of-hr-4709
HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray released a statement on the May 28, 2014, passage of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014 (H.R. 4709) by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health.
HDMA Honors Manufacturers with DIANAs
/news/2014-06-03-hdma-honors-pharmaceutical-and-consumer-product-manufacturers-with-annual-diana-awards
HDMA honored pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers at its 2014 Business and Leadership Conference through the presentation of its annual DIANA awards.
HDMA Named One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for Fourth Year
/news/2014-01-06-hdma-named-one-of-the-best-places-to-work-in-virginia-for-fourth-year
For the fourth consecutive year, the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) is one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia, according to Virginia Business magazine.
HDMA Hosting International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference in Beijing, China
/news/2014-05-12-hdma-hosting-international-pharmaceutical-distribution-conference-in-beijing
The Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) will host its first-ever International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) in China on October 22-23, 2014, at the JW Marriott Hotel Beijing.
HDMA Statement on National Governors Association Report on Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray released a February 25, 2014, statement on the National Governors Association’s (NGA’s) February 23 report, “Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse: Lessons Learned from an NGA Policy Academy.”
HDMA Statement on U.S. Attorney General Holder's Address on Prescription Drug Abuse
/news/2014-03-13-hdma-statement-on-us-attorney-general-address-on-prescription-drug-abuse
HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray released the a March 13, 2014, statement regarding U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's weekly address concerning the nation's prescription drug abuse epidemic.
David Moody Honored With Nexus Award
/news/2014-06-03-moody-honored-with-2014-nexus-award-for-lifetime-achievement
On June 3, 2014, the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research and Genentech, Inc., presented the 2014 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement to David S. Moody, Jr., RPh, Chief Executive Officer, Mutual Wholesale Drug Company.
Specialty Distributors' Customer Segments Evolve Due to Changing Market Dynamics
/news/2014-03-25-specialty-distributor-customer-segments-evolve-due-to-changing-market-dynamics
The customer base served by U.S. specialty pharmaceutical distributors shifted in 2012 as a result of payer and market influences within the segment, according to the newest edition of Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution: Facts, Figures and Trends, published by HDMA's non-profit research foundation, the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research.
HDMA Supports Senate Legislation Addressing US Prescription Drug Epidemic
/news/2014-09-18-hdma-supports-senate-legislation-addressing-us-prescription-drug-epidemic
HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray released the following statement on the Regulatory Transparency, Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014 (S.2862), introduced today by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
HDMA Statement on White House 2014 National Drug Control Strategy
/news/2014-07-09-hdma-statement-on-white-house-2014-national-drug-control-strategy
HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray issued a July 9, 2014, statement on the release of the 2014 National Drug Control Strategy by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
HDMA Supports Legislation to Address U.S. Prescription Drug Epidemic
/news/2014-02-19-hdma-supports-legislation-to-address-us-prescription-drug-epidemic
HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray released the following statement on the introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives (The Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014, H.R. 4069) to combat the inappropriate use of prescription medicines.
Transition Period Necessary to Ensure Patient Access to Pharmacy Services
/news/2014-04-09-transition-period-necessary-to-ensure-patient-access-to-pharmacy-services
A coalition is urging Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow a one-year transition period for states to fully implement the Medicaid average manufacturer's price (AMP)-based federal upper limits (FULs) for prescription medications.
Rx Response Expands Access to Disaster Preparedness and Response Services
/news/2014-03-20-rx-response-expands-access-to-disaster-preparedness-and-response-services
Rx Response has established a new membership structure that will enable individual companies in the bio-pharmaceutical supply chain to become direct members.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Approves Legislation to Address Prescription Drug Epidemic
/news/2014-06-10-house-energy-and-commerce-committee-approves-legislation-to-address-rx-abuse-epidemic
HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray released a statement on the June 10, 2014, passage of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014 (H.R. 4709) — sponsored by Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.) — by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
CEO Perspective: Legislation Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse on the Move
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It has been a fast and furious few months of work for us at HDMA to get our priorities — such as prescription drug abuse and DEA enforcement efforts — front and center before lawmakers.
Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research and AACP Announce Partnership
/news/2014-10-23-center-for-healthcare-supply-chain-research-and-aacp
The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the national organization representing the interests of pharmacy education, are partnering to provide the nation’s schools of pharmacy a supply chain educational tool surrounding the distribution of specialty pharmaceuticals.
HDMA and Hamacher Resource Group Report Explores Dialogue Between Indepdendent Pharmacists and Patients, Impact on Front-of-Store Sales
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A new study commissioned by HDMA and conducted by Hamacher Resource Group (HRG), Pharmacist and Patient Conversations at Independent Pharmacy, delves into the dialogue between independent pharmacists and their customers and how those communications impact consumer purchasing decisions. The study is based on electronic and phone surveys of independent pharmacists conducted in 2014 and includes secondary research that supports these most recent findings. The report is the fifth in a series focusing on the opportunities for pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers to support independent pharmacy.
HDMA-Supported Legislation to Enhance Efforts to Mitigate Rx Drug Abuse Clears Senate Judiciary Committee
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The Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 (S. 483), sponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) was approved following a markup by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill is the companion to H.R. 471, sponsored by Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.), which was passed by the House of Representatives in April 2015.
HDMA Op-Ed: Collaboration Vital to Further Progress on Key Supply Chain Issues
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Collaboration will continue to be the key to a healthy supply chain in 2016, writes HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray in a new opinion piece published in the January/February issue of Pharmaceutical Commerce magazine. In particular, Gray writes that, “Collaboration has been most evident in the way the supply chain has tackled two of our industry’s toughest issues — traceability and prescription drug abuse.”
HDMA Mourns the Passing of Henry Dale Smith, Sr., Founder and CEO Emeritus of H. D. Smith
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HDMA mourns the loss of Henry Dale Smith, Sr., Founder and Chairman Emeritus of H. D. Smith, who passed away this weekend at the age of 87.
HDMA Presents 2015 DIANA Awards
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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).
HDMA Observes National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month
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HDMA, the national association representing primary pharmaceutical distributors, is supporting efforts to educate the public about the dangers abusing prescription and over-the-counter medicines during National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month (NMAAM).
Hospitals Accounted for Nearly One-Third of Specialty Distributor Sales in 2015
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Sales to hospitals by specialty distributors significantly increased in 2015, according to new research by the HDA Research Foundation. As noted in Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution: Facts, Figures and Trends (2016 Edition), there was a seven percentage point increase in sales from specialty distributors to hospitals, climbing to 30 percent in 2015. Meanwhile, sales to independent physician-owned/-operated clinics continued to decrease from previous edition; these clinics captured 49 percent of specialty distributors’ sales.
Spotlight on Mentoring: Q-and-A with Peyton Howell
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In late 2015, HDA (then HDMA) spoke with program participant Peyton Howell of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, about her experience as a mentor in the inaugural year of the Alliance's Mentoring Program.
HDMA Recognizes Mutual Drug Company's Hal Harrison With Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership
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Hal Harrison, Senior Vice President of Operations for Mutual Wholesale Drug Company, was honored today with HDMA’s 2016 Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership.
HDMA-Supported S. 483 Passed by the House; Awaits President Obama's Signature
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray released a statement on the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act (S. 483), which the U.S. House of Representatives passed today by unanimous consent. The bill is sponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).
HDMA-Championed Bill S. 483 Passed Unanimously by the Senate
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HDMA-championed legislation, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act (S. 483) was passed today under unanimous consent by the U.S. Senate. The legislation, sponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), has companion legislation (H.R. 471) in the House of Representatives sponsored by Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.). H.R. 471 was passed by the House of Representatives in April 2015.
HDA's 2016 Traceability Seminar to Convene Supply Chain Leaders to Gauge DSCSA Implementation Progress and Look to 2023
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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA, formerly HDMA) will host its annual Traceability Seminar November 9–11, 2016, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The seminar will host supply chain leaders — including distributors, manufacturers, pharmacists, third-party logistics providers — as well as federal/state regulators to discuss upcoming milestones and lessons learned as they continue to implement the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).
HDMA and Georgia AG Olens Announce Winners of Rx Drug Abuse Awareness Video Contest
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Attorney General Sam Olens announced at Duluth High School in Duluth, Ga., the winners of the “We’re Not Gonna Take It” video contest aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse among teens.
HDMA Comments on Release of Medicaid AMP Final Rule
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HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray issued a statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final rule implementing Affordable Care Act changes to Medicaid rebates, the Average Manufacturer Price (AMP) and Federal Upper Limits under the Medicaid Covered Outpatient Drug Program. The rule, referred to as the “AMP rule,” will go into effect on April 1, 2016, with state Medicaid agencies receiving an additional year to adapt their respective programs to the regulation.
HDMA is One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for Sixth Consecutive Year
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For the sixth year in a row the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) has been named one of 100 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business magazine and Best Companies Group.
HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray Previews the Year Ahead in Annual Chain Drug Review Column
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Implementation of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), efforts to mitigate Rx Drug Abuse, Tax Reform and Globalization will be top priorities for HDMA in 2016, according to HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray.
HDMA to Host Third Annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference in London
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The Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), the U.S.-based trade association representing primary pharmaceutical distributors, announced today that it will convene its Third Annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) in London, England, on September 12-13, 2016, at the Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel. This year’s conference will be co-hosted with the Healthcare Distribution Association UK (HDA UK), European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW). The IPDC was previously held in Beijing and Brussels.
HBW Webinar: Who Shops at the Independent Pharmacy?
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In this 2013 webinar, HDMA and Dave Wendland, Vice President, Hamacher Resource Group (HRG) present the results of a research study ― supported by members of HDMA’s Health, Beauty and Wellness Committee, and designed and conducted by HRG ― that explores how and why shoppers make their purchases at independent pharmacies.
Webinar: Leveraging EDI
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Using EDI to accurately and efficiently exchange business transactions (i.e., purchase orders, acknowledgements, ship notices, invoices, etc.) between distributors and manufacturers in the healthcare supply chain is critical. The development and use of voluntary guidelines for specific EDI standards provide industry trading partners with a means to effectively convey the necessary information.
HDMA Guidelines for Managing Cold Chain and Temperature Sensitive Products
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From the point of receipt by a distributor to the point of delivery to a customer, the proper temperature of cold chain or frozen products must be maintained during product storage and transportation.
HDMA Returned Goods Debit Memo Template
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Trading partners may use this sample returned goods debit memo template to clearly convey the pertinent information about returned pharmaceuticals and facilitate the credit reconciliation process.
Supply Chain Collaboration: Maximizing Health, Beauty and Wellness Product Sales in Independent Pharmacy
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This white paper, produced by Hamacher Resource Group in partnership with HDMA and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), identifies six health, beauty and wellness (HBW) categories that have experienced increased sales within the independent pharmacy sector and now outpace the food, drug and mass channels.
Webinar: Change Leadership
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When your organization charts a new course in its business strategy, it can impact employees in ways that could become costly to productivity and morale.
HDMA Guidelines for Optimizing the Contract Administration and Chargeback Process
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These guidelines educate trading partners across the healthcare supply chain in the processes used for the negotiation and administration of contracts, as well as the submission, validation and reconciliation of chargebacks.
EDI Guidelines for 850 Purchase Order
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Developed by HDMA’s eCommerce Task Force, this electronic data interchange (EDI) transaction set supports the order-to-cash cycle.
HDMA ASN Exceptions Guidelines for the DSCSA
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These guidelines offer HDMA’s interpretation of how trading partners might choose to address the exceptions that may arise when passing the information required by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).
HDMA Guidelines for Bar Coding in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
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HDMA’s Guidelines for Bar Coding in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain is an electronic publication providing specifications for bar coding and labeling healthcare products.
EDI Guidelines for 867 Product Transfer and Resale Report to Support Distributor Service Agreements
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Developed by HDMA’s eCommerce Task Force, this electronic data interchange (EDI) set supports the customary and established business and industry practices surrounding sales reporting.
HDA Guidelines for Bar Coding in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain - Quick Start Guide
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Last updated in 2014, this document represents lessons learned as companies implement the DSCSA and prepare for eventual unit-level serialization, with recommendations further aligning with GS1 standards.
EDI Guidelines for 856 Advance Ship Notice
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This implementation guideline is intended to support compliance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) of 2013, Title II of the Drug Quality and Security Act. (Public Law 113-54).
Growth Drivers: The Factors Behind Independent Pharmacy OTC Sales
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This white paper, produced by Hamacher Resource Group in partnership with HDMA and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, is a follow-up to the 2011 white paper, “Supply Chain Collaboration: Maximizing Health, Beauty, and Wellness Product Sales in Independent Pharmacy.”
HDMA Product Recall and Withdrawal Notification Guidelines
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Developed by HDMA’s Returns Task Force, these voluntary guidelines provide insights into industry recall and withdrawal practices, as well as strategies for manufacturers and distributors to effectively communicate product recall or withdrawal information to trading partners.
EDI Guidelines for 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgement
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Updated by HDMA’s eCommerce Task Force, the 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgement Guidelines for EDI support the order-to-cash cycle. In this release, codes have been edited at the line level to indicate acceptance, rejection or backorder of an item.
GLN Adoption for the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
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This paper further explains the process used to evaluate the numbering schema used by the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Webinar: Leveraging Returns Data
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As the use of electronic data interchange (EDI) standards has grown in recent years in forward logistics, companies have looked to leverage these transactions in reverse logistics. The exchange of electronic returns data can streamline the handling process and reduce the cycle time involved in processing returns.
EDI Guidelines for 852 Product Activity Data
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Developed by HDMA’s eCommerce Task Force, this electronic data interchange (EDI) set is designed to help distributors efficiently provide inventory, sales and other product information to manufacturers as part of service or inventory management agreements.
EDI Guidelines for 845 844 849 Contract and Chargeback Administration
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Developed by HDMA’s eCommerce Task Force, these three electronic data interchange (EDI) sets are used to administer contract and chargeback transactions.
CSOS Controlled Substance Ordering and Electronic Contract Re-Submittal Guidelines EDI
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This easy-to-use, tandem reference tool includes information and guidelines in support of two distinct business processes: controlled substance ordering and electronic contract re-submittals.
EDI Guidelines for 810 Invoice
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Developed by HDMA’s eCommerce Task Force, the 810 Invoice Guidelines for EDI support the order-to-cash cycle.
EDI Guidelines for 180 Return Merchandise Authorization/Notification and 812 Credit/Debit Adjustment
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Developed by HDMA’s eCommerce Task Force, these electronic data interchange sets provide guidance to trading partners on business practices related to merchandise returns and debit or memos that can be exchanged between distributors and manufacturers.
HDMA Recommendations for Securing Pharmaceutical Storage Facilities
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These recommendations suggest practices that a pharmaceutical entity could employ to identify and help minimize the risks associated with storing pharmaceutical products.
A Snapshot of Returned Goods and Manufacturer Policies
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Developed by HDMA’s Returns Task Force, this summary reports the volume and average dollar value of returned prescription and over-the-counter products processed by reverse logistics providers.
HDMA White Paper on Product Availability
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This white paper provides a brief overview of the pharmaceutical supply chain, product supply issues and current processes that can result in product shortages.
Independent Pharmacy Shoppers
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Produced by Hamacher Resource Group, in partnership with HDMA and its member sponsors, this study examines HBW/OTC shopper behaviors, the market basket and threats and opportunities in the independent pharmacy channel.
Understanding Pharmaceutical Distribution Presentation
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This turn-key presentation for manufacturer, distributor and pharmacy presenters/trainers includes an explanation of the pharmaceutical supply chain players and a discussion on the economics of distribution.
Returns Logistics Practices
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This publication recommends process improvements for returned and/or unsalable healthcare products.
DSCSA Overview for Association Partners
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This webinar for prescription drug supply chain stakeholder associations provides an overview of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), a single, federal framework for tracing prescription medications through the supply chain.
Health, Beauty & Wellness: Opportunities to Enhance Independent Pharmacy Services
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Produced by HDMA in cooperation with Hamacher Research Group, this white paper identifies and explores the challenges and changes ahead that will test the industry, as pharmacies face new competitive pressures and reimbursement challenges.
Loss of Exclusivity: An Inventory Management Case Study
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This report focuses on the opportunities to improve communications between trading partners as a branded pharmaceutical product nears the end of its patent protection to better manage inventory and reduce costly returns.
Pharmacist and Patient Conversations at Independent Pharmacy
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This webinar highlights the key findings from a new study released by HDMA, “Pharmacist and Patient Conversations at Independent Pharmacy” ― produced in cooperation with Hamacher Resource Group (HRG) ― which aims to bridge the gap between opportunity and execution in the non-prescription areas (front-of-store) of independent pharmacy.
Tips for HDMA Mentees
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This webinar, designed for mentees participating in the HDMA Mentoring Program, provides tips on making the most of your relationships and answers some frequently asked questions.
Tips for HDMA Mentors
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This webinar, designed for mentors participating in the HDMA Mentoring Program, provides tips on making the most of your relationships and answers some frequently asked questions.
HDA Saleable Returns Pilots Report
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This report summarizes the results of the pilot study conducted by HDA, working with Ernst & Young LLP (EY) and HDA’s Traceability Pilots Work Group (Work Group).
DSCSA Webinar: HDA 2019 Saleable Returns Requirements Pilot Update
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This webinar provides an update on the Alliance-led DSCSA pilot examining methods for verifying product identifiers as the supply chain prepares to meet the November 2019 deadline when wholesale distributors are required to certify serialized saleable pharmaceutical returns from customers.
Role of the Specialty Distributor in the Pharmaceuticals Value Chain
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Through interviews, survey work and secondary data, Role of Distributors in the U.S. Specialty Pharmaceutical Value Chain provides an understanding of the role distributors play to ensure the efficient and effective distribution of specialty medications.
Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution: Facts, Figures and Trends (2016 Edition)
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The eighth edition of the HDA Research Foundation’s annual benchmarking publication on specialty pharmaceuticals offers insight into this unique marketplace, and closely examines specialty distribution measures and trends.
HDMA's Practical Tips to Address Returns Drivers
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This article identifies ways to reduce unsalable returns and reduce supply chain waste.
Understanding Specialty Distribution Presentation
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This turn-key presentation includes an explanation of the specialty pharmaceutical supply chain players and a discussion on the economics of specialty pharmaceutical distribution.
Driving Toward DSCSA Implementation
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This webinar, designed for manufacturers and other supply chain parties supporting DSCSA implementation activities, provides an update on traceability implementation from a systems and technology perspective.
DSCSA Overview for NCPA Members
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This webinar, designed for the dispenser audience, provides an overview of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), which enacted a single, federal framework for tracing prescription medications through the supply chain.
Dispenser Q-and-A for DSCSA
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The Dispenser Q-and-A for DSCSA webinar is a follow-up to the HDMA April 21 Webinar: DSCSA Overview for Dispensers.
DSCSA Overview for Dispensers
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This webinar, designed for the dispenser audience ― including pharmacy, hospitals, healthcare providers and others who dispense prescription pharmaceuticals ― provides an overview of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), which paved the way for a single, federal framework to trace prescription medications through the supply chain.
Independent Pharmacy Front-End Opportunities – Infographics
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This series of infographics highlights key findings from research conducted by Hamacher Resource Group focusing on the opportunities for supply chain partnerships that support the front-of-store in independent pharmacy.
Pharmacist and Patient Conversations at Independent Pharmacy
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Each day pharmacists meet with patients to discuss their health and wellbeing. As part of that dialogue and as a normal course of business, pharmacists are suggesting non-prescription products — an average of six to 10 non-Rx recommendations each day.
HDMA Security Guidelines Protecting Last Mile Pharmaceutical Shipments
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Violent attacks are increasing in the last mile for pharmaceutical supply chain distribution. These suggested guidelines offer companies seeking to strengthen their in-transit security program a directed approach to reducing risk.
DSCSA 2023: A Look Ahead to Enhanced Traceability Requirements
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This webinar will examine the 2023 provisions to facilitate unit-level traceability across the U.S. supply chain, including changes in transaction data, trading partner obligations in the event of certain investigations, when verification is and is not mandated and how the statute addresses inference and aggregation.
Supply Chain Security Guidelines
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Developed by HDMA’s Logistics Operations Committee, these guidelines outline steps pharmaceutical supply chain stakeholders can take to protect products while in transit.
Understanding the Drivers of Expired Pharmaceutical Returns
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Developed for HDMA’s Returns Task Force (RTF) by Raftery Resource Network, this report describes the major causes of unsalable pharmaceutical returns and actions an individual company may take to address and evaluate progress in decreasing them.
Deciphering the Final AMP Rule
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This webinar focuses on the changes to the calculation of Average Manufacturer Price (AMP) for products reimbursed through the Medicaid Program.
"GTIN 101" with GS1 and HDA
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This webinar, sponsored by Axway, introduces the Global Trade Item Number™ (GTIN®), and how to use this standard to uniquely identify your products in the pharmaceutical supply chain. GS1 US covers how to get a licensed GS1 company prefix, GTIN allocation, assigning indicator digits and how to build a product hierarchy. Participants then hear from a wholesale distributor on the importance of getting GTINs right and common mistakes currently seen today.
EPA Proposed Rule on Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals
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Designed for reverse distributors, hazardous waste handlers, healthcare facilities and others who support hazardous waste management activities, this webinar provides an overview on the EPA’s proposed rule, “Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals.”
87th Edition HDA Factbook: The Facts, Figures and Trends in Healthcare (2016-2017)
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The 87th Edition HDA Factbook (2016-2017) provides comprehensive distribution performance metrics that highlight growth and trends in the pharmaceutical industry.
Sponsorship Photos
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Examples of how your logo can be incorporated into an HDA sponsorship package.
Staff
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The HDA Research Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that serves as the knowledge partner of HDA.
Publications
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Annually, the HDA Research Foundation undertakes research projects to educate and inform pharmaceutical supply chain stakeholders as they work daily to achieve healthcare efficiencies.
Testimony
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As part of its advocacy efforts, HDMA is regularly asked to testify on Capitol Hill and in statehouses on issues of importance to primary pharmaceutical distributors.
What is a Distributor?
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Every day, primary pharmaceutical distributors sustain a complex supply chain, serving as a vital link in the healthcare system between manufacturers and healthcare providers. HDA's members work around the clock to help more than 200,000 pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and other healthcare providers across the country keep their shelves stocked with the medications and products that patients need every day.
Mission and Values
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HDA is committed to and focused on the safety of the pharmaceutical supply chain.
History
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HDA was founded as the Western Wholesale Druggists Association (WWDA) on March 15, 1876 at the Exchange Hall in Indianapolis.
Member Directory
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Need to contact a trading partner? The HDA Member Directory includes contact information for thousands of healthcare product distributors, manufacturers and service providers.
Executive Committee
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The Executive Committee consists of the members of the Board of Directors representing each distributor member at the capped dues level, and an equal number plus one of the Board members representing distributor members not at the capped dues level, as selected by the Board. Among the members of the Executive Committee is a chairperson and a vice-chairperson.

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HDA is governed by a Board of Directors responsible for identification and development of priorities, policies and positions of the organization.
Industry Recognition
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HDA has a proud history of honoring companies and individuals for support of the distribution industry and lifetime achievement through its awards program.
Careers
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HDA proudly supports a positive working environment for our staff that allows each individual (and department) to deliver high-quality services to our members, which represent the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and more than 200,000 pharmacies, hospitals and other providers.
Join HDA
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HDA membership provides access to networking opportunities, research, member-developed education and resources for the healthcare supply chain.
Councils and Committees
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HDA has a variety of standing or special councils, committees and task forces that operate at the direction of its Board of Directors.
Emergency Preparedness and Response Efforts
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Pharmaceutical distributors have emergency preparedness plans in place to ensure continued operations in emergencies, and they actively collaborate with their supply chain partners to solve challenges created by a pandemic or severe emergency scenario.
Reimbursement Issues
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HDA supports the exclusion of customary prompt pay discounts from the calculation of the Average Sales Price (ASP) for Medicare Part B.
Taxes
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HDA opposes repeal of the Last in, First Out (LIFO) accounting method and establishment of gross receipts taxes. Healthcare distribution represents a high-volume, low-profit margin business that is impacted disproportionately under certain tax proposals, including repeal of LIFO and instituting gross receipts taxes.
Importation of Prescription Medicines
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HDA opposes permitting the importation into the U.S. of pharmaceuticals sold or designated for sale in foreign countries. HDA firmly believes that allowing importation increases the likelihood of counterfeit or adulterated drugs entering the United States and will not ensure meaningful reductions in the cost of prescription drugs.
Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion
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HDA and our primary pharmaceutical distributor members are committed to bringing industry and government together to tackle our nation’s complex prescription drug abuse and diversion epidemic, a serious healthcare challenge that threatens both patient safety and the security of the healthcare supply chain.
Pharmaceutical Traceability
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HDA is now leading industry efforts to implement the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) that replaced a 50-state patchwork of pedigree requirements with one federal solution to trace prescription medications through the supply chain.
Grassroots Advocacy
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HDA member companies' involvement in advocacy and legislative outreach is important to supporting, protecting and promoting the pharmaceutical distribution industry. As an organization that fosters productive partnerships between supply chain stakeholders and lawmakers, HDA facilitates this outreach by encouraging grassroots member participation in the legislative process.
Drug Shortages
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Drug shortages have challenged regulatory and supply chain stakeholders alike in recent years. While there are many factors that may result in a product being in short supply, HDA pharmaceutical distributor members play a central role in exchanging and coordinating information when a shortage occurs.
Issue Experts
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HDA staff members offer expertise across priority healthcare supply chain issues, helping our members adapt to change in real time.
Distributor Licensure
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The introduction of counterfeit or adulterated medicines into the supply chain is a serious issue that could adversely affect the safety of prescription medicines and the health of patients. To that end, HDA strongly supports tough, rigorous and consistent standards for state licensing of pharmaceutical distributors as required under federal law.
The Vital Link in Healthcare
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HDA's "Vital Link Toolkit" was created to inform and educate the public on the role of pharmaceutical distributors in the healthcare industry.
2015 Annual Board and Membership Meeting
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The senior executives of HDMA’s active distributor member companies come together at the Annual Board & Membership Meeting to set the Association’s strategy for the coming year and discuss developments in health policy and the pharmaceutical supply chain with national experts and thought leaders.
2018 Business and Leadership Conference
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HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
2017 Traceability Seminar
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Implementation of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) continues to transform the pharmaceutical supply chain. As the industry works toward the law’s 2023 finish line, HDA’s annual Traceability Seminar brings together healthcare supply chain leaders to learn more about upcoming DSCSA implementation milestones as well as innovative approaches and lessons learned as distributors, manufacturers and dispensers implement serialization and traceability technologies to further preserve the safety and security of the healthcare supply chain.
2015 International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference
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Hosted in Brussels, Belgium, by HDMA, GIRP (the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), the second annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) will bring together pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers from around the globe to learn about technologies and business practices designed to preserve patient safety, enhance security and achieve efficiencies in the worldwide marketplace.

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This annual seminar explores the key issues affecting the fastest-growing sector of the healthcare industry.
2015 Business and Leadership Conference
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Exclusive to HDMA member companies, the Business and Leadership conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions and network with peers at all levels of the healthcare distribution industry.
2015 Distribution Management Conference and Expo
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The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDMA's largest supply chain education event, attended by nearly 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
2016 International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference
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Hosted in London, England, HDA’s third annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) will bring together pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers from around the globe to learn about technologies and business practices designed to preserve patient safety, enhance security and achieve efficiencies in the worldwide marketplace.
2016 Traceability Seminar
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Implementation of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) continues to transform the pharmaceutical supply chain. As the industry works toward the law’s 2023 finish line, HDA’s annual Traceability Seminar will bring together healthcare supply chain leaders to learn more about upcoming DSCSA implementation milestones as well as innovative approaches and lessons learned as distributors, manufacturers and dispensers implement serialization and traceability technologies to further preserve the safety and security of the healthcare supply chain.
Contracts and Chargebacks Seminar
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This annual seminar provides an opportunity for those responsible for administering contracts and adjudicating chargebacks in the pharmaceutical industry – including manufacturers, distributors, GPOs and end customers – to learn and exchange ideas.
2015 Traceability Seminar
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With the enactment of the Drug Quality and Security Act in 2013, this information-packed seminar presented by industry experts and government officials focuses on the federal implementation process for pharmaceutical traceability over the next 10 years.
2014 International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference
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HDMA, for the first time, brought its educational supply chain offerings from the domestic market to the global arena through the first-ever International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC), held in Beijing, China.
Business and Leadership Conference
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Exclusive to HDA member companies, the Business and Leadership conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions and network with peers at all levels of the healthcare distribution industry.
Distribution Management Conference and Expo
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The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDA's largest supply chain education event, attended by more than 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
2017 Business and Leadership Conference
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HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
2017 International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference
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Hosted in Berlin, Germany, HDA's fourth annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) will bring together pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers from around the globe to learn about technologies and business practices designed to preserve patient safety, enhance security and achieve efficiencies in the worldwide marketplace.
Women's Executive Forum
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The Women’s Executive Forum, organized through HDA, is a network of female professionals brought together to discuss issues of common interest in the workplace.
Distribution Management Conference and Expo
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The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDA's largest supply chain education event, attended by 600 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Mentoring Program
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Since 2014, HDA's Mentoring Program has established professional relationships for nearly 30 pairs — male and female, at all stages of their careers. Open to HDA members, the program pairs manufacturers with distributors or third-party service provider professionals to avoid conflicts of interest.
Origin: HDA's Product Data Source Webinar
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HDA’s Origin is an easy-to-use central data repository that will ensure the efficient and accurate exchange of pharmaceutical product master data between manufacturers and their supply chain partners. The repository stores Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs), the critical product identifier that links a product with its master data to provide a foundation for the industry to initiate using the product identifier required by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).
Business and Leadership Conference
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HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Business and Leadership Conference
/events/2020-business-and-leadership-conference
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Edward J. Pezzullo
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Vice President, Information Technology Systems and Facilities Management
Elizabeth A. Gallenagh, Esq.
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Elizabeth A. Gallenagh, Esq., is the Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and General Counsel for HDA.
Leah Lindahl
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Leah Lindahl is Senior Director, State Government Affairs, Western Region, for HDA.
Abigail Kizer
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Abigail Kizer is a member of HDA's Meetings and Conferences team.

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Rachel Sullivan is HDA's Administrative Assistant, Industry Relations & Foundation.
Matthew DiLoreto
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Matthew DiLoreto is Vice President, State Government Affairs, for HDA.
Anne Nevel
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Anne Nevel is HDA's Senior Director, Industry Education.
Michael Leiter
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Michael E. Leiter served as the director of the National Counterterrorism Center until July 2011, and is a National Security and Counterterrorism Analyst for NBC News.
Scott Emerson
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Scott Emerson has over 30 years of experience with CPG companies and is the founder of The Emerson Group, a forward-thinking consumer products equity organization singularly focused on helping brands reach their maximum potential.
Lisa Scholz
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Lisa Scholz joins Sentry as SVP of Market Strategy after three years as COO and SVP at 340B Health (formerly Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access, or SNHPA).
Marijo Bustos
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Marijo Bustos is the Manager of Chargebacks with Fresenius Kabi USA located in Lake Zurich, Illinois.
John Munson
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John Munson is the Vice President of Global Accounts at Mylan and is responsible for the account management of key customers across Europe and North America.
Chris Anderson
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Chris Anderson is Director of Operations and has been with Cardinal Health, Inc. since 1987.
Mick Ebeling
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Mick Ebeling is a film/television/commercial producer, philanthropist, technology trailblazer, author, entrepreneur and public speaker, and is the CEO of Not Impossible Labs, whose mission is to develop creative solutions to address real-world problems.
Miguel Rodriguez
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Miguel Rodriguez is Senior Product Manager at CuraScript SD Specialty Distribution, An Express Scripts Company.
Stephen Kindler
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Stephen Kindler is a founding partner of Kindler & Crimmins Associates, LLC (KCA).
Sean Coyle
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Sean Coyle is the Divisional Managing Director,UDG Healthcare plc.
Ronan Brett
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Ronan is a qualified pharmacist, and over the years has worked in a broad range of healthcare settings. He currently leads Celeiso’s External Affairs team.
Kevan MacKenzie
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Kevan MacKenzie is Director, Serialization Technology and Six Sigma Blackbelt in the Information Technology Group at McKesson Corporation.
Mark Caverly
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Mark W. Caverly is the Senior Regulatory Consultant at BuzzeoPDMA, now part of IMS Health.
Cheryl Rice
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Cheryl Rice delivers powerful seminars inspiring women to use their voice and vision for maximum impact.
Kay Morgan
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Kay Morgan is the Senior Vice President of Drug Products and Industry Standards Research and Compliance for Elsevier/Gold Standard. Kay’s responsibilities include product content for Elsevier/Gold Standard products and reviewing existing and new Elsevier/Gold Standard products for compliance with industry standards.
Jon Andresen
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Jon Andresen is the President and Principal Consultant of Technology Solutions, an international aviation consultancy focusing on business and technology integration including Spec 2000 eBusiness, UID, RFID, bar coded part marking, part traceability, reliability, and data lifecycle. Clients include the US Dept. of Defense, Boeing, Boeing Helicopter, Bombardier, Honeywell, Fujitsu, Northrop Grumman and other major corporations.
Joshua Bolin
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Josh Bolin is the Membership Relations and Government Affairs Director for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), an international organization whose membership includes every state board of pharmacy in the United States and state or provincial pharmacy regulating agencies in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Bolin joined NABP in late 2005
Bruce Harold
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Bruce Harold is the Manager, Software Engineering at The Harvard Drug Group, a Cardinal Health company.
Charlie Cook
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Charlie Cook is Washington’s most trusted and most accurate voice on all things political. As the editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report, his prodigious writing is a direct line to the heart of politics.
Julie Kuhn
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Julie Kuhn is Vice President Supply Chain Integrity at H. D. Smith. Julie has more than 20 years of distribution experience, with over 10 years in pharmaceutical distribution
Fred Fieder
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In his current role, Fred Fieder is primarily responsible for Manufacturer Services across McKesson Financial Center in Carrollton, Texas.
Liz Carbon
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Liz Carbon is a Vice President, National Accounts (Health Systems) working in the National Sales Department.
Michael Murphy
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Michael Murphy is Political Strategist, Political Analyst for NBC News and Contributing Editor for TIME magazine.
Dina Barton
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Dina Barton is the Director of Contracts Administration. During her 16-year tenure at AmerisourceBergen, she has held various managerial positions within the Contracts and Chargebacks area.
Michael Nyenhuis
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AmeriCares President and CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis leads a global health and emergency response organization increasing access to care in more than 90 countries.
Kian Kazemi
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Kian Kazemi is Vice President of Sales – Generics for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 23 years.
Kimberly Mazza
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Kim Mazza is a Senior Consultant in Operations Technology at Cardinal Health with the responsibility of developing and implementing the DSCSA requirements for the Pharmaceutical Distribution operations teams.
Kevin Kallaugher
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Kevin Kallaugher (Kal) is the international award-winning editorial cartoonist for the Economist and the Baltimore Sun.
Andrew Wilson
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Andrew Wilson is Vice President for 340B Solutions with McKesson and is responsible for guiding and coordinating McKesson 340B strategy and business oversight.
Todd Hutsko
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Todd Hutsko serves as Vice President of Sales for Fleet Laboratories responsible for Fleet’s North American business, where he is directly responsible for the consumer sales function that includes Customer Strategy, Shopper Marketing and Sales Operations.
Melissa Laber
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Melissa Laber is Senior Vice President, Global Sourcing for National Brands, and leads a team with responsibility for negotiation and management of branded fee-for-service agreements.
JoAnn Gaio
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JoAnn Gaio has held a variety of Sales and Management positions at Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. since joining them in 2001, both on the pharmaceutical side of the business, as well as with the Consumer Products business.
Kay Gard
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Kay Gard is a Senior Manager in the Supply Chain Management group at Genentech.
Ryan Kelly
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Ryan Kelly is a Senior Manager in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. He serves as a Serialization and Track-and-Trace Lead for the EY advisory practice and has 10 years of experience across pharmaceutical packaging distribution, mergers & acquisitions and business technology implementation.
Adrian Bailey
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As a Healthcare Industry Engagement Consultant for GS1 US, Adrian Bailey is responsible for supporting GS1 US healthcare companies, both pharmaceutical and medical device.
Vincent Kosewski
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As Vice President, Supply Chain Operations at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Vincent is responsible for contract manufacturing operations, production planning, technical services, warehousing and distribution.
Sean Spears
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Sean Spears serves as the Senior Director of Trade and Pharmacy Relations and is responsible for business to business interactions with Eisai’s Direct Wholesale and Specialty Distributors along with downstream retail pharmacies and chains.
Martha Torres-Morgan
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Martha Torres-Morgan is the Vice President, Brand Program Management and has responsibility for providing strategic direction for critical new company-wide initiatives in Diabetic, Flu/Core Vaccine and Prescription Vials businesses, as well as to create opportunities and grow business across the Retail and Hospital customer segments.
Vicki Einhellig
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Vicki Einhellig is a pharmacist and the President of Good Day Pharmacies in Northern Colorado.
Mark Karhoff
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Mark Karhoff is the Program Manager for the U.S. Serialization Program at Genentech.
Brad Hood
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Brad Hood is currently the Traceability Coordinator at H. D. Smith and has 15 years of experience in the Logistics and Supply Chain industry.
Chuck Biss
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Chuck Biss is Senior Director, AIDC Healthcare at GS1. Active in the AIDC industry since 1973, he has focused on bar code, image analysis, scanning, verification and standards development, along with technical support as well as training and education.
Keith Vance
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Keith is the owner and pharmacist manager of Lewisville Drug Company, a Mutual Drug independent pharmacy located in Lewisville, N.C.
Kathleen Kulp
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Kathleen Kulp is a Senior Principal with the Managed Markets Services practice of IMS Health with a focus in the Systems Integration Center of Excellence.
Nate Taninecz
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Since joining Product Management in 2011, Nate's focus has been on leading the design of new products and features for the Revenue Management Cloud Commercial Applications suite.
James Stavridis
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A highly decorated Navy admiral and the longest-serving global combatant commander in recent American military history, James Stavridis is a “Renaissance Admiral” according to The New York Times.
Lisa Gutierrez
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Lisa Gutierrez serves as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for Cardinal Health and leads the development and deployment of strategies that support a diverse and inclusive culture and programs.
Oliver Nuernberg
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Dr. Oliver Nuernberg architected SAP’s Track-and-Trace strategy for the pharmaceutical industry.
Dave Ulrich
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Dave Ulrich is the QA Director for Distribution and Logistics for AbbVie’s Global Pharmaceutical Operations (GPO) division.
Ming Chang
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Ming Chang worked in SAP premium support focusing on the security of SAP solution for six years and recently joined the Cloud Information Security Awareness (CISA) team six months ago.
Tomas Rodriguez Weber
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Tomas Rodriguez Weber is currently an independent consultant and Executive President for Diprofar (Mexican Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Association).
Maryann Nelson
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Maryann Nelson is a Regulatory Manager with Cardinal Health, Inc. responsible for developing strategies to insure supply chain integrity, preventing prescription drug diversion and complying with state and federal legislative requirements.
Erin Estey Hertzog
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Erin Estey Hertzog is the Director of Health Law and Policy at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), where she advocates on behalf of the biopharmaceutical industry on topics related to the Medicare, Medicaid and Public Health Service (340B) programs at both the state and federal levels.
Mary Tim Smith
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Mary Tim (Timi) Smith is the Executive Vice President of R&S Northeast LLC and is responsible for the organization’s financial performance and the executive sponsor of the R&S Traceability Team.
Dianne Pfahl
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Dianne Pfahl is the Vice President of Industry and Manufacturer Relations at Cardinal Health and has been an employee there for almost 15 years.
Machelle Neal
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Machelle Neal holds the position of Principal, U.S. Compliance for IMS Health (formerly BuzzeoPDMA).
Jason Atlas
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Jason Atlas is responsible for educating directors of pharmacy, clinicians, and hospital executives on the value of the 340B program and of Apexus, as the 340B Prime Vendor.
Chris Clement
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Chris started with Apexus nearly 2 years ago, and is responsible for Apexus' authorized distributor network.
Charles Bennett
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Charles Bennett is the Senior Director of Information Technology with Smith Drug Company.
Brian Purscell
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Brian Purscell has developed and launched programs that maximize efficiency and productivity with technology solutions.
Mike Kozin
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Mike Kozin is the Director of Sales, Drug Wholesale and Managed Markets at Reckitt Benckiser and is responsible for a variety of areas including: Drug Wholesale, Managed Care, Institutional Sales and Independent Pharmacy.
Ilona Birenbaum
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Ilona Birenbaum is a leadership and organizational consultant/leadership coach with over 20 years of experience and a diverse organizational development background.
Susan Camean
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Susan Camean is Vice President of Strategic Implementation at H. D. Smith, where she is currently developing a team of high performing future senior leaders.
Ted Peterson
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Ted Peterson is President of CPG Linkages, LLC, a corporate development firm helping trade associations and their members connect with each other and their retailer and wholesaler customers to identify and execute business growth opportunities.
Chad Snyder
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Chad has been with Cardinal for the last three years, and is currently a Supervisor in the Pharmaceutical Chargeback department.
Jane McGonigal
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Jane McGonigal is today's leading speaker on the engagement economy and the application of game-design to the real world.
Alex Kandybin
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Dr. Kandybin is a Vice President with Strategy&, based in the New York office.
Roxana Levine
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Roxana Levine has been with Innovatix for 10 years and is currently Senior Director, Contract Attachment. She works closely with wholesalers and manufacturers to verify member eligibility and confirm attachment to the Innovatix contract portfolios.
Leslie Sanchez
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Since 2003, Leslie Sanchez has served as a leader in public opinion research specializing in presidential and statewide elections, as well as the women’s and Hispanic-Latino marketplace.
Jeff Uligian
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Jeff Uligian has been with Genentech for ten years and was responsible for opening the Kentucky Distribution Center in Louisville, Kentucky in 2006. He currently has process responsibility for all U.S. Commercial Distribution for Roche.
Jeff Denton
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Over the last 12 years, Jeff has been very involved in a variety of aspects around the supply chain security initiative.
Scott Sopher
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Scott is a Principal and is the Global Supply Chain Service Line Leader for Deloitte and has 30 years of supply chain and manufacturing experience in both consulting and industry.
Bridgette Baker
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Bridgette Baker is a Manager, Vendor & GPO Contract Operations with H. D. Smith where she is a member of the Finance Shared Services Team.
John Gilbert
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John Gilbert is a Director with the law firm of Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. and advises clients extensively on legal and regulatory issues concerning controlled substances, prescription drugs, and precursor chemicals.
Larry Sabato
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Dr. Larry J. Sabato is the founder and director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics and is also the University Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia.
Teri Coward
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Teri Coward serves as Senior Director of Sales and Trade Relations for Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.
Debbie Adair
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Debbie Adair is the Manager of Operations Support and Traceability at R&S Northeast LLC and is responsible for the implementation of systems and processes to support traceability and serialization.
Chris Reed
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As Lead, Product Serialization and Traceability, Chris led a cross functional team to bring Johnson & Johnson to Drug Supply Chain Security Act Lot Level compliance.
Quentin Dittman
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Quentin has been with Cardinal Health for eight years and has held roles in corporate medical and pharmaceutical warehouse operations, and as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt within the Operational Excellence team.
Richard Sieg
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Richard joined Inmar as Regulatory Counsel in March 2014, managing legal and regulatory considerations for Inmar’s Healthcare and Supply Chain Networks.
Sue Pifer
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Sue Pifer is the Vice President of Compliance for the Retail Industry Leaders Association and currently leads RILA’s Environmental Compliance, Internal Audit and Financial Leadership Counsels.
Chris Giessinger
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Chris has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 16 years and has spent the majority of his career in trade distribution.
Dan Schawbel
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Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, millennial TV personality, global keynote speaker, career and workplace expert and startup advisor.
Sergio Santiviago
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Sergio is Director of Government Affairs for Express Scripts Holding Company and develops and advocates for its public policy interests before the U.S. Congress and Federal government agencies as a lobbyist.
Robert Brown
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Rob Brown joined Omnicare in April 2013 as Vice President of Business Development for the Specialty Care Group division.
Scott Bradford
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Scott Bradford is owner and principal of Bradford Rx Solutions, a consulting company delivering solutions to assist companies manage the complex and costly reverse distribution processes and implement best practices to significantly improve financial performance.
Vijay Karwal
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Vijay Karway is head of Industrials, Consumer & Healthcare advisory with CIMB following its acquisition of the Asia Pacific advisory and equities businesses of RBS in early 2012
Wayne McDonnell
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Wayne McDonnell has over 25 years of experience in life sciences operations and supply chain.
Cameron Hall
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Cameron Hall serves as Vice President of Products at ValueCentric, leading the company's Marketing and Product Management divisions
Timothy Buskey
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Timothy Buskey serves as Vice President of Consumer Health for AmerisourceBergen, a leading global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services company.
Tish E. Pahl
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Tish E. Pahl is a principal at Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC.
Edward Crimmins
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Edward Crimmins is a founding partner of Kindler & Crimmins Associates, LLC (KCA).
J. Mark Bover
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J.Mark is currently the Director of Category Management with Value Drug Company. He started his career as a clerk in an independent pharmacy when he was in the eighth grade.
D. Linden Barber
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D. Linden Barber is the Director of the DEA Compliance and Litigation Practice Group at Quarles and Brady, LLP, and the Managing Partner of the firm's Indianapolis Office. Since joining Quarles & Brady in 2011, Linden has advised and represented a variety of firms and companies registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Charlotte Smith
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Charlotte Smith is Senior Regulatory Advisor, PharmEcology Services, a business unit of WM National Services, Inc.
Rosemary Schaab
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Rosemary Schaab is the Controller and Director of Chargeback Administration. During her 10-year tenure at AmerisourceBergen, Rose has been responsible for establishing the Chargeback Accounting and Reporting Team which provides accurate robust data and metrics to support a culture of continuous improvement.
Bob Woodward
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Bob Woodward is an Associate Editor of The Washington Post.
Kristin Gorski
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Kristin Gorski is the Director of New Business Development at The Nielsen Company.
Kurt Proctor
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Kurt A. Proctor, Ph.D., RPh is the Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).
Stephanie Trunk
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Stephanie Trunk is a Partner in the Health Law Group at Arent Fox LLP in Washington, D.C. Ms. Trunk counsels pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, distributors and their customers, including pharmacy benefit managers, on regulatory, reimbursement and compliance matters.
Susan Pilch
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Susan Pilch is Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).
Dan Nielsen
/persons/dan-nielsen
Dan Nielsen spent much of his career as a healthcare executive, and he is now a leader, speaker and author with a broad area of interest.
Lisa Pepper
/persons/lisa-pepper
Lisa Pepper has 8 years of Chargeback experience and played a key role in AmerisourceBergen's SAP Business Transformation Project.
Angelie Grant
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Angelie is responsible for the day-to-day HIN operations at HIBCC and oversees a dozen HIN staff that maintain the HIN database.
Brian Waldman
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Brian Waldman concentrates his practice in the area of food and drug law and advertising law, counseling clients primarily on pharmaceutical, medical device, food, dietary supplement and cosmetic issues, with particular emphasis on developing effective strategies for introducing and distributing new products.
Steven Johnson
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Steven Johnson’s writings have influenced everything from cutting-edge ideas in urban planning to the battle against 21st-century terrorism.
Naomi Duvall
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Naomi is Director of Consumer Health at Cardinal Health. In this role, Naomi oversees Category Management, shopper insights and collaboration with manufacturer partners.
Peggy Staver
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Peggy Staver is Director of Product Integrity with Pfizer Inc. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing strategies to enhance patient safety and further secure the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain.
Priya Gopal
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Priya Gopal is an Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Projects for Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
Donna Wall
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Donna Wall is Senior Manager of Supply Chain Processes with McKesson Pharmaceutical since 1994
Dave Wendland
/persons/dave-wendland
Dave Wendland is a 20+ year veteran of the consumer packaged goods industry.
Brian Timple
/persons/brian-timple
Brian is the Director of Financial Operations at Cardinal Health, leading the Pharmaceutical Distribution Chargebacks and Dropship Invoicing teams.
Patrik Latin
/persons/patrik-latin
Patrik Latin is the Global Supply Chain Head of Sandoz.
Henry Elphick
/persons/henry-elphick
Henry Elphick is the European Joint Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at Jefferies, the global, sector-led investment bank.
Rebecca Hehnly
/persons/rebecca-hehnly
Rebecca Hehnly is the End-to-End Traceability Leader, North America (NA) for Johnson & Johnson.
Heather Zenk
/persons/heather-zenk
Heather Zenk, PharmD is Vice President, Secure Supply Chain at AmerisourceBergen Corporation.
Matt Sample
/persons/matt-sample
Matt Sample is currently the business lead for the serialization efforts at AmerisourceBergen.
Morgan White
/persons/morgan-white
Morgan White is Sr. Director, Business Platforms at Upsher-Smith Laboratories with 20 years of experience leading transformational business process projects including ERP and CRM implementations.
Matthew Whitt
/persons/matthew-whitt
Matt Whitt is GSK’s Head of Pharmaceutical Packaging.
Timothy Hogan
/persons/timothy-hogan
Tim Hogan is the solution leader for the healthcare and life-sciences product portfolio at Axway.
Stacey Swartz
/persons/stacey-swartz
Stacey Swartz, PharmD is the co-owner and pharmacist in charge for the Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray, an independent pharmacy in Alexandria, VA.
Shaun Kirkpatrick
/persons/shaun-kirkpatrick
Shaun Kirkpatrick is Manager of Track and Trace Operations at GSK.
Ronald Bone
/persons/ronald-bone
Ron Bone is a consultant in the area of Pharmaceutical Traceability and is currently focusing on the implementation of the US 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act.
Horst Matzer
/persons/horst-matzer
Horst Matzer is the Director of Business Area Solutions at KNAPP Logistics Automation.
Hashim Zaibak
/persons/hashim-zaibak
Hashim Zaibak started his career as a Pharmacist in 1999 and is the majority owner of Hayat Pharmacy in Milwaukee and runs seven central city pharmacies.
Amy Winnen
/persons/amy-winnen
Amy A. Winnen leads the Product Availability and Pricing Administration functions for Merrimack Pharmaceuticals based in Cambridge, MA.
Anne Johnston
/persons/anne-johnston
Anne Johnston, MPA, RPh, is Senior Director of Data Management for Express Scripts.
Lloyd Mager
/persons/lloyd-mager
Lloyd Mager is the Global Lead for AbbVie’s Traceability program and has 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
Lucy Deus
/persons/lucy-deus
Lucy Deus is the Vice President of Product Management at TraceLink, helping drive the vision, design and capabilities for TraceLink’s Life Science Cloud global network application platform.
Joseph Hill
/persons/joseph-hill
Joseph Hill currently serves as Director of the Government Relations division for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Kristin Fitzgerald
/persons/kristin-fitzgerald
Kristin Fitzgerald is with U.S. EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery in Washington, DC. She has been with the Agency for fourteen years, working primarily on hazardous waste generator issues.
Josh Smeraldi
/persons/josh-smeraldi
Josh Smeraldi is with U.S. EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery and has been with the Agency for 1 year, working primarily on hazardous waste issues.
David Rurka
/persons/david-rurka
David Rurka is the current Director, Rx Inventory Management Operations for Walgreens.
Eero Hautaniemi
/persons/eero-hautaniemi
Mr. Eero Hautaniemi has been President and CEO of Oriola-KD Corporation since the establishment in 2006.
David Magargee
/persons/david-magargee
David Magargee is currently the Global Programs Manager in Sensitech’s Professional Services Life Science team.
Connie Jung, RPh, PhD
/persons/connie-jung
Dr. Jung is currently Acting Associate Director for Policy and Communications in the new Office of Drug Security, Integrity, and Recalls in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Compliance.
Lisa Hamlin
/persons/lisa-hamlin
Lisa Hamlin has been providing IT support for the pharmaceutical industry for the past 20 years, and is currently the IT work stream lead for the Actavis Global Serialization team.
Jamie Hintlian
/persons/jamie-hintlian
Jamie Hintlian is a Principal in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP and leads the Life Sciences Supply Chain practice.
Haris Kamal
/persons/haris-kamal
Haris Kamal serves as Vice President of Sales, Health and Life Sciences at Frequentz.
Greg Yonko
/persons/greg-yonko
Greg Yonko serves as Senior Vice President for Global Sourcing and Purchasing for McKesson Corporation, a $160B, Fortune 15 Global health care company.
Dale Smith
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Dale Smith is chairman and CEO of the parent holding company of H. D. Smith.
Brad Pine
/persons/brad-pine
Brad Pine is currently the Vice President, Brand/Specialty Rx and Regulatory for Smith Drug Company; he has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical wholesale industry.
Ashlee Hamski
/persons/ashlee-hamski
Ashlee Hamski is the Manager of Account Management with Cardinal Health, Inc
Atif Chaughtai
/persons/atif-chaughtai
Atif Chaughtai is the Director, Healthcare Solutions at Axway.
Chris Savage
/persons/chris-savage
Chris Savage is results-driven consumer team leader with extensive industry experience demonstrated through a skill set built on progressive roles of national account management, category leadership, customer marketing and financial analysis.
Mike McBride
/persons/michael-mcbride
Mike McBride is Vice President, Partner Relations at Upsher-Smith Laboratories and has more than 25 years of experience in the consumer products and pharmaceutical industry.
Bob Candelora
/persons/bob-candelora
Bob Candelora is Managing Partner of Retail Insights, LLC, a data management solution company.
Mark Parrish
/persons/mark-parrish
Mark Parrish, currently President of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW),
Dr. Martin Friedrich
/persons/martin-friedrich
Dr. Martin Friedrich is head of Product Tracking and Authentication with Bayer Technology Services and has been employed with Bayer since 1992.
Summerpal Kahlon, MD
/persons/summerpal-kahlon
Dr. Summerpal S. Kahlon currently serves as a Vice President of Business Development for RelayHealth Pharmacy Solutions.
Thomas Ehman
/persons/thomas-ehmann
Thomas Ehmann has been the Senior Vice President of the PHOENIX group since 2012, responsible for Pharma Services and Corporate Communications.
Peyton Howell
/persons/peyton-howell
Peyton Howell is Executive Vice President and President, Global Sourcing and Manufacturer Relations for AmerisourceBergen, where she leads manufacturer strategy and sourcing including brand, generic, specialty and consumer product purchasing of nearly $100 Billion.
Jon Giacomin
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Jon Giacomin is the chief executive officer of the Pharmaceutical Segment of Cardinal Health, Inc.
Tim Stearns
/persons/tim-stearns
Tim Stearns is a Senior E-Commerce Analyst with Baxter HealthCare, focusing primarily on the distributor customer base.
Doug Long
/persons/doug-long
Tuesday afternoon general session features Doug Long of IMS Health, Inc.
Lisa Gill
/persons/lisa-gill
Lisa Gill has been a leading member of the healthcare equity research team at J.P. Morgan for 16 years.
Rene Jenny
/persons/rene-jenny
Mr. René Jenny was elected the President of the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers (GIRP) in 2005 and has held this position ever since
Scott Mooney
/persons/scott-mooney
Scott Mooney is Vice President of Distribution Operations at McKesson Corporation. His primary responsibilities are assuring product integrity through regulatory compliance and traceability.
Rob Cockman
/persons/rob-cockman
Rob Cockman opened Midtown Pharmacy in 2003, originally located in the Stoney Creek Village Shopping Center.
Raymond Lake
/persons/raymond-lake
Ray is the Corporate Director of Pharmacy Operations with MedStar Health, a 10-hospital system in the Mid-Atlantic, where he has worked for 10 years.
Robert Belknap
/persons/robert-belknap
Bob Belknap is the Executive Director, Trade & Specialty Sales & Operations at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Paul Hamby
/persons/paul-hamby
Paul Hamby holds the position of Senior Director, Compliance Solutions with BuzzeoPDMA, A Cegedim company.
Steve Wilhelm
/persons/steve-wilhelm
Steve Wilhelm is the Vice President of Operations at R&S Northeast and offers a diverse blend of over 25 years’ experience in wholesale drug distribution.
Andy Meyer
/persons/andy-meyer
Andrew Meyer is a Senior Systems Analyst at the Mutual Wholesale Drug Company where he coordinates their traceability efforts as the team lead.
Louis Milione
/persons/louis-milione
Special Agent Louis J. Milione was appointed to lead DEA’s Office of Diversion Control as Deputy Assistant Administrator in October 2015.
Akin Odutola
/persons/akin-odutola
Akin Odutola is Vice President, Global Branded Rx Sourcing for AmerisourceBergen Corporation. In his role, Akin and his team manages the sourcing activities for Branded and Specialty pharmaceuticals across the AmerisourceBergen enterprise.
Kathy Lang
/persons/kathy-lang
Kathy Lang is a Senior Director, Trade Relations at Valeritas, Inc. Her expert knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, relationships and excellent reputation ensured the successful launch of V-Go® into the diabetes market.
Jim Cline
/persons/jim-cline
Jim is a member of the Cardinal Health Corporate EHS leadership team with responsibilities for all aspects of environmental, health & safety (EHS) and loss prevention for various Cardinal Health businesses.
Sarah Krueger
/persons/sarah-krueger
Sarah joined Cardinal Health in 2013 as Category Sourcing Manager of Consumer Health where she is responsible for driving business growth for seven Wellness categories through assortment management, marketing initiatives and product promotion.
David MacFarlane
/persons/david-macfarlane
David MacFarlane is a member of the HDA Board of Directors.
Michael Faul
/persons/michael-faul
Michael Faul is a member of the HDA Board of Directors.
Keith Patek
/persons/keith-patek
Keith Patek is a member of HDA's Board of Directors.
Chad Gielen
/persons/chad-gielen
Chad Gielen is a member of HDA's Board of Directors.
Paul Dickson
/persons/paul-dickson
Paul Dickson is a member of the HDA Board of Directors.
Charles Phillips
/persons/charles-phillips
Charles Phillips is a member of HDA's Board of Directors.
John R. Miller
/persons/john-miller
John R. Miller is HDA’s Senior Director of Industry Relations.
Nexus Award
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Since 1956, the Nexus Award has been the pharmaceutical distribution industry's highest award recognizing lifetime achievement. It honors exceptional character; accomplishments; and leadership in HDA, the industry and the community.
CEO Roundtable
/foundation/events-and-awards/ceo-roundtable
The CEO Roundtable is the HDA Research Foundation’s annual fundraiser and helps to support the Foundation’s mission to increase supply chain efficiency and effectiveness as well as to enhance patient safety.
Communications and Marketing
/about/staff-directory/communications-and-marketing
HDA’s Communications and Marketing department creates and disseminates information that promotes the Alliance's educational offerings, services and resources, and communicates the organization’s perspectives on key issues of interest to pharmaceutical distributors and the healthcare supply chain.
HDA Research Foundation
/about/staff-directory/hda-research-foundation
The HDA Research Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that serves as the knowledge partner of HDA.
Government Affairs
/about/staff-directory/government-affairs
HDA’s Government Affairs department addresses legislative and regulatory issues at the federal and state levels. It advocates for the industry of healthcare distribution as well as for the larger interests of supply chain stakeholders.
Industry Relations, Membership and Education
/about/staff-directory/industry-relations-membership-and-education
HDA’s Industry Relations, Membership and Education department helps to maintain the effectiveness and efficiency of the distribution industry’s operations by bringing together distribution and manufacturer stakeholders to recommend “best practices,” drafting guidelines on the appropriate use of information processing, materials handling and other technologies, such as e-commerce.
Executive Office
/about/staff-directory/executive-office
The Executive Office provides strategic leadership for the Alliance by working with the Executive Committee and Board of Directors to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies that advance the wholesale distribution industry.
Meetings and Conferences
/about/staff-directory/meetings-and-conferences
HDA’s Meetings and Conferences department plans and executes meetings, conferences and webinars that enable members and other constituents to increase their knowledge about the healthcare distribution industry and other pertinent healthcare supply chain topics.
Finance, Administration and IT
/about/staff-directory/finance-administration-and-it
HDA’s Finance, Administration and Information Technology Services department administers and manages internal Alliance operations, including financial management; office operations; human resources; information technology and facilities.
Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award
/about/industry-recognition/rx-safety-and-healthcare-leadership-award
HDA's Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award recognizes public officials for their leadership and ongoing commitment to public policies that support and promote the safe, efficient and reliable delivery of lifesaving medicines to patients nationwide.
DMA
/about/industry-recognition/dma
The Distribution Management Award honors HDA members companies’ efforts to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and safety of the healthcare supply chain through successful trading partner initiatives that enhance processes, reduce costs and leverage advanced technologies or logistical practices.
DIANA Award
/about/industry-recognition/diana
HDA's DIANA awards honor pharmaceutical and consumer manufacturers for launching successful product introductions and promotions as well as building stronger business practices with HDA distributor members.

/about/industry-recognition/power-of-partnership-award
The Power of Partnership Award was created by HDA and the non-profit AmeriCares to honor Association members who have shown exceptional dedication and innovation to expanding access to healthcare for disadvantaged populations in the developing world.
Nexus Award
/about/industry-recognition/nexus-award
Since 1956, the Nexus Award has been the pharmaceutical distribution industry's highest award recognizing lifetime achievement. It honors exceptional character; accomplishments; and leadership in HDA, the industry and the community.
DMA for Industry Leadership
/about/industry-recognition/dma-industry-leadership
The Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership (DMA) recognizes an individual for his/her extraordinary contributions to the pharmaceutical distribution industry.
Service Provider
/about/membership/service-provider
HDA service providers provide goods and services to distributors and manufacturers that are not intended for resale. These companies may include, but are not limited to, advertisers and consultants, public relations firms, media companies, brokers, hardware/software suppliers and publishers.
Distributor
/about/membership/distributor
Distributors considering an HDA membership must purchase or receive pharmaceutical and health-related products in bulk quantities, inventory these products, distribute them in individual package quantities and provide other value-added services to its suppliers and healthcare providers.
Health, Beauty and Wellness/Consumer Manufacturers
/about/membership/hbw
Health, beauty and wellness or consumer manufacturers considering HDA membership are primarily engaged in developing, manufacturing or labeling beauty care or consumer products.
International
/about/membership/international
HDA international distributors must operate as a full-service, healthcare-related product wholesaler in a geographical territory outside the United States and its territories.
Manufacturer
/about/membership/manufacturer
HDA Manufacturers are primarily engaged in developing, manufacturing or labeling healthcare products.
Previous Attendees
/events/2017-traceability-seminar/previous-attendees
Companies that previously attended the HDA 2016 Traceability Seminar
Registration
/events/2017-traceability-seminar/registration
Registration information for Traceability Seminar to be held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel on November 8-10.
Hotel and Travel
/events/2017-traceability-seminar/hotel-and-travel
Hotel and travel information for the 2017 Traceability Seminar to be held in the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.
Table-Top Sponsorship
/events/2017-traceability-seminar/table-top-sponsorship
Sponsoring at the HDA Traceability seminar provides organizations a cost-efficient opportunity to increase exposure and build relationships.
Daily Schedule
/events/2017-traceability-seminar/daily-schedule
Program agenda for Traceability Seminar to be held at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel on November 8-10, 2017
Hotel and Travel
/events/2015-international-pharmaceutical-distribution-conference/hotel-and-travel
Hosted by HDMA, GIRP (the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), the second annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) will bring together pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers from around the globe to learn about technologies and business practices designed to preserve patient safety, enhance security and achieve efficiencies in the worldwide marketplace.
Daily Schedule
/events/2015-international-pharmaceutical-distribution-conference/daily-schedule
Hosted by HDMA, GIRP (the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), the second annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) will bring together pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers from around the globe to learn about technologies and business practices designed to preserve patient safety, enhance security and achieve efficiencies in the worldwide marketplace.
Current Attendees
/events/2015-international-pharmaceutical-distribution-conference/current-attendees
Hosted by HDMA, GIRP (the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), the second annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) will bring together pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers from around the globe to learn about technologies and business practices designed to preserve patient safety, enhance security and achieve efficiencies in the worldwide marketplace.
Registration
/events/2015-international-pharmaceutical-distribution-conference/registration
Hosted by HDMA, GIRP (the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), the second annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) will bring together pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers from around the globe to learn about technologies and business practices designed to preserve patient safety, enhance security and achieve efficiencies in the worldwide marketplace.
Sponsorship
/events/2015-international-pharmaceutical-distribution-conference/sponsorship
Hosted by HDMA, GIRP (the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), the second annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) will bring together pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers from around the globe to learn about technologies and business practices designed to preserve patient safety, enhance security and achieve efficiencies in the worldwide marketplace.
Previous Attendees
/events/2015-international-pharmaceutical-distribution-conference/previous-attendees
Hosted by HDMA, GIRP (the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), the second annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) will bring together pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers from around the globe to learn about technologies and business practices designed to preserve patient safety, enhance security and achieve efficiencies in the worldwide marketplace.
The DIANA and Nexus Awards
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/awards
HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Sponsorship Information
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/sponsorship-information
HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Hotel and Travel
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/hotel-and-travel
HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Business and Leadership Conference - Information for Distributors
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-distributors
Exclusive to HDMA member companies, the Business and Leadership conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions and network with peers at all levels of the healthcare distribution industry.
Contact Us
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/contact-us
HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Conference Coordinators
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/conference-coordinators
HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Business and Leadership Conference - Information for Service Providers
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-service-providers
HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Business and Leadership Conference - Information for Manufacturers
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-manufacturers
HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Daily Schedule
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/daily-schedule
HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Front-End Forum
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/front-end-forum-agenda-page
HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Registration Information
/events/2015-distribution-management-conference/registration-information
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDMA's largest supply chain education event, attended by nearly 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Previous Attendees
/events/2015-distribution-management-conference/previous-attendees
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDMA's largest supply chain education event, attended by nearly 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Hotel and Travel Information
/events/2015-distribution-management-conference/hotel-and-travel-information
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDMA's largest supply chain education event, attended by nearly 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Sponsorship
/events/2015-distribution-management-conference/sponsorship
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDMA's largest supply chain education event, attended by nearly 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Daily Schedule
/events/2015-distribution-management-conference/daily-schedule
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDMA's largest supply chain education event, attended by nearly 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Expo Information
/events/2015-distribution-management-conference/expo-information
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDMA's largest supply chain education event, attended by nearly 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Contact Us
/events/2015-distribution-management-conference/contact-us
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDMA's largest supply chain education event, attended by nearly 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Speakers
/events/2016-international-pharmaceutical-distribution-conference/speakers
Hosted in London, England, HDA’s third annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) will bring together pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers from around the globe to learn about technologies and business practices designed to preserve patient safety, enhance security and achieve efficiencies in the worldwide marketplace.
Table-Top Sponsorship
/events/2016-traceability-seminar/table-top-sponsorship
Table-top sponsorship information for 2016 Traceability Seminar sponsors and 2017 sponsorship rates
Daily Schedule
/events/2016-traceability-seminar/daily-schedule
Program agenda for Traceability Seminar to be held at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel on November 9-11
Previous Attendees
/events/2016-traceability-seminar/previous-attendees
Companies that previously attended the HDA 2016 Traceability Seminar
Speakers
/events/2016-traceability-seminar/speakers
HDA’s annual Traceability Seminar will bring together healthcare supply chain leaders to learn more about upcoming DSCSA implementation milestones as well as innovative approaches and lessons learned as distributors, manufacturers and dispensers implement serialization and traceability technologies to further preserve the safety and security of the healthcare supply chain.
Agenda
/events/2016-contracts-and-chargebacks-seminar/agenda
Program agenda for Contracts and Chargebacks Seminar to be held in Hotel du Pont, Wilmington, Del.
Previous Attendees
/events/2016-contracts-and-chargebacks-seminar/previous-attendees
Previous companies that attended the HDMA 2014 Contracts and Chargebacks Seminar.
Opening General Session
/events/2016-distribution-management-conference/opening-general-session
Monday Opening General Session, DEA Update and Welcome Address by CEO
Daily Schedule
/events/2016-distribution-management-conference/daily-schedule
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDMA's largest supply chain education event, attended by nearly 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Contact Us
/events/2016-distribution-management-conference/contact-us
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDMA's largest supply chain education event, attended by nearly 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Registration Information
/events/2015-traceability-seminar/registration-information
The Traceability seminar registration fee includes all seminar materials and conference functions.
Table–Top Sponsorship
/events/2015-traceability-seminar/table-top-sponsorship
Sponsoring at the HDMA Traceability seminar provides organizations a cost-efficient opportunity to increase exposure and build relationships.
Previous Attendees
/events/2015-traceability-seminar/previous-attendees
Previous companies that attended the HDMA 2014 Traceability Seminar.
Hotel and Travel
/events/2015-traceability-seminar/hotel-and-travel
Hotel and travel information for Traceability seminar to be held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.
Agenda
/events/2015-traceability-seminar/agenda
Program agenda for Traceability Seminar to be held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.
BLC for Service Providers
/events/2016-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-service-providers
Exclusive to HDA member companies, the Business and Leadership conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions and network with peers at all levels of the healthcare distribution industry.
BLC for Manufacturers
/events/2016-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-manufacturers
Exclusive to HDA member companies, the Business and Leadership conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions and network with peers at all levels of the healthcare distribution industry.
Speakers
/events/2016-business-and-leadership-conference/speakers
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Awards
/events/2016-business-and-leadership-conference/awards
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Conference Coordinators
/events/2016-business-and-leadership-conference/conference-coordinators
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Sponsorship Information
/events/2016-business-and-leadership-conference/sponsorship
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Contact Us
/events/2016-business-and-leadership-conference/contact-us
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Front-End Forum
/events/2016-business-and-leadership-conference/front-end-forum
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Hotel and Travel
/events/2016-business-and-leadership-conference/hotel-and-travel
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Daily Schedule
/events/2016-business-and-leadership-conference/daily-schedule
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
BLC for Distributors
/events/2016-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-distributors
Exclusive to HDA member companies, the Business and Leadership conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions and network with peers at all levels of the healthcare distribution industry.
Contact Us
/events/2017-distribution-management-conference-and-expo/contact-us
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDA's largest supply chain education event, attended by more than 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Daily Schedule
/events/2017-distribution-management-conference-and-expo/daily-schedule
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDA's largest supply chain education event, attended by more than 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Expo Information
/events/2017-distribution-management-conference-and-expo/expo-information
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDA's largest supply chain education event, attended by more than 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Speakers
/events/2017-distribution-management-conference-and-expo/speakers
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDA's largest supply chain education event, attended by more than 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Awards
/events/2017-distribution-management-conference-and-expo/awards
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDA's largest supply chain education event, attended by more than 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.

/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference/speakers
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.

/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference/contact-us
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.

/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference/sponsorship
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Registration
/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference/registration
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.

/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference/daily-schedule
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Business Appointments
/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference/business-appointments
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Front-End Forum
/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference/front-end-forum
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Hotel and Travel
/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference/hotel-and-travel
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Awards
/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference/awards
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Participate in Mentoring
/professional-development/mentoring/how-to-participate
The level of participation and type of relationship is up to you. Some participants may want to focus on a specific project or aspect of their current jobs; others may want guidance on navigating the industry or preparing for a new role or promotion. Accordingly, some mentor/mentee relationships will be long-term and others will be short-term; some will be structured and others will be more fluid. One size does not fit all!
Service Provider Pavilion
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The Service Provider Pavilion gives you the opportunity to meet with companies who can help with your company prepare for DSCSA implementation, institute safe and secure data management solutions or provide reverse logistics solutions, to name just a few of the services provided by companies in the pavilion.
Benefits of Mentoring
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According to Fortune's Anne Fisher, the HR department of Sun Microsystems found a variety of mentoring benefits by analyzing 1,000 employees over five years.
Mentoring Resources
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Mentoring resources provided include tips for HDA Mentors and Mentees, suggestions to help build a strong foundation with your mentor/mentee, and other resources including articles and links.
Nexus Award Winners
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Since 1956, the Nexus Award has been the pharmaceutical distribution industry's highest award recognizing lifetime achievement. It honors exceptional character; accomplishments; and leadership in HDA, the industry and the community.
Nominations
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The DIANA Best Overall Manufacturer Award is a distributor-driven nomination process. HDA distributor members are asked to nominate their top five manufacturer partners in each of the categories. The nomination process for the DIANA Best New Product or Promotion Awards is primarily manufacturer-driven, with manufacturer members asked to submit nomination materials in the applicable six categories. HDA distributor members also may nominate a trading partner for the awards.
Nexus Award Winners
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Since 1956, the Nexus Award has been the pharmaceutical distribution industry's highest award recognizing lifetime achievement. It honors exceptional character; accomplishments; and leadership in HDA, the industry and the community.
An Executive View of Healthcare Distribution
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IPDC session 1: An Executive View of Healthcare Distribution, scheduled on Thursday, 12 November
Supply Chain Megatrends
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IPDC session 2: Supply Chain Megatrends – Why the world of Operations and Logistics in Healthcare will never be the same, scheduled on Thursday, 12 November
Global View of Traceability
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IPDC session 3: Global View of Traceability, scheduled on Friday, 13 November
Building Supply Chain Partnerships
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IPDC session 4: Building Collaborative Supply Chain Partnerships, scheduled on Friday, 13 November
Lessons Learned from Managing Channel Data
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IPDC session 5: Lessons Learned from Managing Channel Data in the U.S. Supply Chain, scheduled on Friday, 13 November
Good Temperature Management Practices
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IPDC session 6: Good Temperature Management Practices for Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) Shipments, scheduled on Friday, 13 November
Strategic Trends and Dealmaking
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IPDC session 7: Strategic Trends and Dealmaking: An Investment View of the Industry, scheduled on Friday, 13 November
PartnerLinx - Distributors
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HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
One-on-One Business Appointments - Distributors
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HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Registration - Distributors
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-distributors/registration
HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
DIANA - Distributor-Submitted Entries
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HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Business and Leadership Conference - Service Provider Registration
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-service-providers/registration
HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
PartnerLinx - Service Providers
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-service-providers/partnerlinx
HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
One-on-One Business Appointments - Service Providers
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HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
One-on-One Business Appointments - Manufacturers
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HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
PartnerLinx - Manufacturers
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-manufacturers/partnerlinx
HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
DIANA - Manufacturer-Submitted Entries
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-manufacturers/diana-nominations
HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Business and Leadership Conference - Manufacturer Registration
/events/2015-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-manufacturers/registration
HDMA’s Business and Leadership Conference is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators.
Roundtable Luncheon
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Tuesday Roundtable Luncheon will feature a panel of manufacturer, distributor and retailer to discuss considerations and approaches to seamless transitions from their unique vantage points in the channel.
Women's Executive Forum
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Women's Executive Forum (WEF) Breakfast features guest speaker, Cheryl Rice, President of Your Voice Your Vision.
General Session
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HDMA President's Welcome Remarks; Susan Cain will deliver a presentation that will radically change your view of the best way to develop leaders, manage teams, make smart hires and stimulate innovation; Power of Partnership Award Presentation by AmeriCares; Bob Woodward will explore the successes and failures of presidents from Nixon to Obama and also talk about the price of politics and its impact on leadership.
Ask the Distributors
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HDMA members will share their insights on trends in the distribution of consumer/HBW products.
Exploring Independent Pharmacy Data
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This panel of industry experts will discuss recent research efforts, strengths and limitations of each data set and best practices around available data.
Independent Pharmacy Panel
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A panel of independent pharmacists/business owners will share their observations from the front lines of the store.
Next Steps
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This closing session will stimulate discussion about the common elements and the key strategies that are working and can be built upon to grow the independent pharmacy’s front end.
Monday Concurrent Sessions – Group A
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Concurrent sessions for Monday, March 9 from 10:00-11:00 AM at the 2015 Distribution Management Conference and Expo
Monday Concurrent Sessions – Group B
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Concurrent sessions for Monday, March 9 from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM at the 2015 Distribution Management Conference and Expo
Closing General Session
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Hear a high-level view of the industry from a leader of the equity research team at J.P. Morgan. Additionally, Katty Kay will reveal the politics behind the posturing and provide a clearer picture of what’s likely to happen with the many challenges facing the president and Congress.
Monday Concurrent Sessions – Group C
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Concurrent sessions for Monday, March 9 from 2:15–3:15 PM at the 2015 Distribution Management Conference and Expo.
Monday Concurrent Sessions – Group D
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Concurrent sessions for Monday, March 9 from 3:30–4:30 PM at the 2015 Distribution Management Conference and Expo
Tuesday Concurrent Sessions – Group F
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Concurrent sessions for Tuesday, March 10 from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM at the 2015 Distribution Management Conference and Expo
Afternoon General Session
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Doug Long will take a first look at the latest industry data and emerging market trends for branded and generic pharmaceutical and health and beauty care product sales.
Opening General Session
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According to Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, "big data" refers to our burgeoning ability to crunch vast collections of information, analyze it instantly and draw from it sometimes profoundly surprising conclusions.
General Session and Distribution Management Award Presentation
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Ben Saunders will share the keys to beating the odds and staying motivated even through challenges, risks and setbacks. HDMA also will present the 2015 Distribution Management Award.
Tuesday Concurrent Sessions – Group E
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Concurrent sessions for Tuesday, March 10 from 9:45-10:45 AM at the 2015 Distribution Management Conference and Expo
Tuesday Concurrent Sessions – Group G
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Concurrent sessions for Tuesday, March 10 from 1:45-2:45 PM at the 2015 Distribution Management Conference and Expo
Past Exhibitors
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The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDMA's largest supply chain education event, attended by nearly 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Current Exhibitors
/events/2015-distribution-management-conference/expo-information/current-exhibitors
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDMA's largest supply chain education event, attended by nearly 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Plan Your Exhibit Now
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The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDMA's largest supply chain education event, attended by nearly 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Expo Floor Plan
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The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDMA's largest supply chain education event, attended by nearly 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Detailed Agenda
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Traceability Seminar session descriptions and speaker details for October 15-16, 2016.
Registration for Service Providers
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Exclusive to HDA member companies, the Business and Leadership conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions and network with peers at all levels of the healthcare distribution industry.
PartnerLinx for Service Providers
/events/2016-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-service-providers/partnerlinx
Exclusive to HDA member companies, the Business and Leadership conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions and network with peers at all levels of the healthcare distribution industry.
PartnerLinx for Manufacturers
/events/2016-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-manufacturers/partnerlinx
Exclusive to HDA member companies, the Business and Leadership conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions and network with peers at all levels of the healthcare distribution industry.
Registration for Manufacturers
/events/2016-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-manufacturers/registration
Exclusive to HDMA member companies, the Business and Leadership conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions and network with peers at all levels of the healthcare distribution industry.
WEF Breakfast
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Women’s Executive Forum Breakfast Program will feature a panel discussion with several industry trailblazers and role models among the HDMA membership.
Registration for Distributors
/events/2016-business-and-leadership-conference/blc-for-distributors/registration
Exclusive to HDA member companies, the Business and Leadership conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions and network with peers at all levels of the healthcare distribution industry.
Current Exhibitors
/events/2017-distribution-management-conference-and-expo/expo-information/current-exhibitors
The Distribution Management Conference and Expo is HDA's largest supply chain education event, attended by more than 500 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving.
Registration Forms
/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference/registration/registration-forms
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Cancellation and Substitution Policies
/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference/registration/cancellation-policies
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.

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HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
PartnerLinx
/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference/business-appointments/partnerlinx
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Current Exhibitors
/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference/service-provider-pavilion/current-exhibitors
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Schedule
/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference/service-provider-pavilion/schedule
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Benefits
/events/2017-business-and-leadership-conference/service-provider-pavilion/benefits
HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference (BLC) is the healthcare distribution industry’s signature annual conference, developed by and for healthcare supply chain leaders and innovators. Exclusive to HDA member companies, the conference brings together high-level executives, thought leaders and influential managers from across the healthcare supply chain to hold strategic business discussions on the most pressing industry issues.
Bill Henderson
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Bill Henderson is Executive Vice President, Commercial Development, for ValueCentric, LLC.

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