HDMA re-elects board leaders, adds new members
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Management Association announced the members and leaders of its board of directors from the organization’s annual meting.
Dakota Drug president and CEO Ted M. Scherr was re-elected to be chairman of the board, and Cardinal Health’s Pharmaceutical Segment CEO Jon Giacomin won another term as the board’s vice chairman.
HDMA also announced the newest members of its board of directors — Morris & Dickson Co. president Paul Dickson; Louisiana Wholesale Drug president and CEO Chad Gielen; EVP and president of AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. Bob Mauch; and Charles “Chip” Phillips, president of Anda.
“HDMA is pleased to welcome back Ted and Jon, as well as all our new Directors, as we continue the important business of ensuring the efficiency and safety of the healthcare supply chain for all Americans.”
FDA approves Lopid generic from Aurobindo
Dayton, N.J. — Aurobindo Pharma Limited announced Monday that it had received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its generic of Pfizer’s Lopod (gemfibrozil) tablets in 600-mg dosage strength.
The drug is intended to treat high cholesterol alongside diet and exercise. Brand sales for Lopid in the U.S. were about $35.1 million for the twelve months ended July 2015, according to IMS Health.