The Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) presented nine Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (DIANA) to leading healthcare manufacturers.
The DIANA awards have been presented to healthcare and consumer product manufacturers since 1959, recognizing firms that have “set the standard of excellence in new product introductions and promotions,” according to HDMA. Winners also are recognized for efficient, flexible and innovative business practices that benefit HDMA member distributors and the healthcare supply chain, as they continuously improve to meet patient demand for value and choice, said HDMA.
•For Best New Consumer Product Introduction and/or Product Promotion Over-the-Counter (OTC) Products—Schering-Plough HealthCare Products, Inc. for MiraLAX
•For Best New Pharmaceutical Product Introduction and/or Product Promotion Awards:
Branded Pharmaceutical Products—Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for Bystolic
Rx Support Systems, Supplies and Service Products— Broadway Industries for their Non-Woven Tote Bag (patent pending)
•For the Best Overall Manufacturer Awards, the 2008 DIANA winners are:
Consumer Products Manufacturer With Sales to HDMA Distributors Less Than $10 Million:
Winner—US Nutrition, Inc.
First Merit Finalist—Cara Incorporated
Second Merit Finalist—Broadway Industries
Consumer Products Manufacturer With Sales to HDMA Distributors More Than $10 Million:
Winner—Schering-Plough HealthCare Products, Inc.
First Merit Finalist—Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.
Second Merit Finalist—Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals
Generic Products Manufacturer With Sales to Healthcare Distributors Less Than $100 Million:
Winner—Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc.
First Merit Finalist—Global Pharmaceuticals, Div. of IMPAX Laboratories
Second Merit Finalist—Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd.
Generic Products Manufacturer With Sales to Healthcare Distributors More Than
Winner—Watson Laboratories, Inc.¸ Sub. of Watson Pharma, Inc.
First Merit Finalist—Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Second Merit Finalists—TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA
Branded Pharmaceutical Products Manufacturer With Sales to HDMA Distributors Less Than $300 Million:
Winner—Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.
First Merit Finalist—Breckenridge Pharmaceutical
Second Merit Finalist—Ther-Rx Corporation
Branded Pharmaceutical Products Manufacturer With Sales to HDMA Distributors More Than
Winner—Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
First Merit Finalist—Pfizer, Inc.
Second Merit Finalists—Eli Lilly and Company