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HDA 2018 DIANA Awards Honor Manufacturers for Industry Excellence

June 12, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) honored pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers with the annual Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (DIANA). The awards were distributed at the HDA 2018 Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The DIANA Awards have been a symbol of excellence in the pharmaceutical supply chain since 1959. Honored HDA-member manufacturers demonstrate leadership, maintain strong trading partnerships and develop innovative new product launches and promotions for the pharmaceutical distribution industry. In addition, two companies were recognized as HDA Manufacturer Partners of the Year; honorees are HDA members that have had at least five consecutive years of membership and active participation in the Alliance.

“The DIANA Awards identify and celebrate HDA manufacturers for their outstanding accomplishments,” said HDA President and CEO John M. Gray. “Winners set the standard for the industry, with their contributions benefiting the supply chain and the patients they serve. The Alliance is proud to recognize our 2018 DIANA winners.”

2018 DIANA Award Winners

Best New Product Introduction or Promotion Awards

Branded Pharmaceutical Products: Alkermes, for ARISTADA® 1064mg Two-Month Dose

Generic Pharmaceutical Products: Mylan Inc., for Glatiramer Acetate Injection

Best Overall Manufacturer Awards 

Consumer Product Manufacturer
Winner: Reckitt Benckiser
Merit Finalist: Bayer Consumer Health

Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of Less Than $300 Million:
Winner: Alkermes
First Merit Finalist: Mission Pharmacal Company
Second Merit Finalist: Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of More Than $300 Million:
Winner: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
First Merit Finalist: Allergan
Second Merit Finalist: Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

Generic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of Less Than $100 Million:
Winners: Alvogen, Inc., and Lannett Company, Inc.
Merit Finalist: Ascend Laboratories, LLC

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

HDA Manufacturer Partner of the Year Awards

HDA Manufacturer Member with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of Less Than $500 Million:
X-Gen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

HDA Manufacturer Member with Sales to Healthcare Distributors of More Than $500 Million:
Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE

The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) represents primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and more than 200,000 pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. Since 1876, HDA has helped members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently. The HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s non-profit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues.

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