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HDA Honors Pharmaceutical, Consumer Product Manufacturers

HDA presented its DIANA Awards at the 2023 HDA Business and Leadership Conference, where Mike Kaufmann, former CEO of Cardinal Health, also received the 2023 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Hda 2023 Diana Awards

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The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) recently honored nine pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers with Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (DIANA Awards) at the 2023 HDA Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The DIANA award was established in 1959 to recognize manufacturer members for developing new and innovative products and promotions for the healthcare distribution industry, as well as companies that enhance business practices with their distributor trading partners. HDA’s distributor-member executives select the winning companies.

The 2023 DIANA award winners are:

Best New Product Introduction or Promotions

Over-the-Counter/Home Healthcare Products: Sanofi US, Dulcolax® Chewy Fruit Bites

Biotechnology Pharmaceutical: AbbVie US, Skyrizi® CD

Branded Pharmaceutical Products: Insulet Corporation, Omnipod® 5

Generic Pharmaceutical Products: Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA), Topiramate Extended-Release Capsules

Best Overall Manufacturers

Best Overall Manufacturers, Consumer Winner: Apotex First Merit Finalist: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Second Merit Finalist: Bausch Health Companies

Best Overall Manufacturers, Branded Pharmaceuticals, Sales Less Than $300M Winner: Upsher-Smith Laboratories

First Merit Finalist: Neurelis

Second Merit Finalist: Kowa Pharmaceuticals America

Best Overall Manufacturers, Branded Pharmaceuticals, Sales More Than $300M Winner: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

First Merit Finalist: Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A.

Second Merit Finalist: Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems

Best Overall Manufacturers, Generic Pharmaceuticals, Sales Less Than $100M Winner: Ajanta Pharma USA

First Merit Finalist: Unichem Pharmaceuticals USA

Second Merit Finalist: Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals

Best Overall Manufacturers, Generic Pharmaceuticals, Sales More Than $100M Winner: Apotex

First Merit Finalist: Prasco Laboratories

Second Merit Finalist: Viatris

HDA Manufacturer Partner of the Year

Sales Less Than $500M: Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Sales More Than $500M: Sanofi US

HDA recognizes lifetime achievement

At the 2023 Healthcare Distribution Alliance’s Business and Leadership Conference, the HDA Research Foundation honored Mike Kaufmann, former CEO of Cardinal Health, with the 2023 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement. Pictured left to right: HDA President and CEO Chip Davis; HDA Executive Committee member Debbie Weitzman; Mike Kaufmann, former CEO of Cardinal Health; and Perry Fri, Executive Vice President, Industry Relations, Membership & Education and COO, HDA Research FoundationPictured left to right: HDA President and CEO Chip Davis; HDA Executive Committee member Debbie Weitzman; Mike Kaufmann, former CEO of Cardinal Health; and Perry Fri, Executive Vice President, Industry Relations, Membership & Education and COO, HDA Research Foundation

Founded in 1956, the Nexus Award recognizes one industry executive’s exceptional character, accomplishments, and leadership in the healthcare distribution industry, HAD, and their community. Award recipients are selected and voted upon by the HDA Executive Committee and Board of Directors, the HDA Research Foundation Board of Directors, and former Nexus winners who remain active within the sector.

The 2023 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement was made possible through the support of Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems and Viatris.


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