VHA chooses AmeriSource, Bergen Brunswig, Cardinal Health as authorized distribution agents.
VHA's "ABCs" OF DISTRIBUTION: AMERISOURCE, BERGEN BRUNSWIG, CARDINAL HEALTH have been selected by VHA as authorized distribution agents. Under the contracts announced Jan. 16, AmeriSource, Bergen and Cardinal will be ADAs for 850 of the association's 1,144 member hospitals that use VHA for pharmacy purchasing. Ninety percent of VHA (formerly known as Voluntary Hospitals of America) health care organizations already contract with AmeriSource, Bergen or Cardinal, VHA said. Irving, Tex.-based VHA previously had five preferred distributors; VHA's agreements with FoxMeyer and McKesson will expire in October.
You may also be interested in...
Newly released Medicare Part D data sheds light on the sales hit that branded pharmaceutical manufacturers will face when the coverage gap discount program gets under way in 2011
FDA appears headed for a showdown with clinicians and the pharmaceutical industry over the proposed new clinical trial endpoints for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, the guidance's approach for justifying a non-inferiority margin and proposed changes in the types of patients that should be enrolled in trials
Specialty drug maker Shire has quietly begun scouting deals with a brand-new $50 million venture fund, the latest of several in-house investment arms to launch with their parent company's pipelines, not profits, as the measure of their worth