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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.
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.