How we are responding to COVID-19.

Distributors are the backbone of the healthcare supply chain, connecting 180,000 healthcare providers and pharmacies with 1,300 drug manufacturers across the country.

In collaboration with partners across the supply chain, we make sure patients have the medicines and healthcare products they need.


As the logistics experts of healthcare, distributors are technology innovators, information management experts, security specialists and efficiency professionals, whose expertise streamlines the supply chain to reduce costs and save the nation’s healthcare system both time and money.

In a constantly evolving healthcare ecosystem, distributors are always innovating to maximize value to patients and their supply chain partners.


Distributors support pharmacists in their role as counselors, educators and advocates to patients.

As an industry, we continue to develop and invest in services that allow pharmacies to focus on what matters most – their patients.



Distributors continuously monitor, protect and enhance the security of the pharmaceutical supply chain to ensure medicines are safely stored and efficiently delivered.

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Every day, pharmaceutical distributors go to great lengths to deliver a wide range of medicines, from the most common to the most complex, where and when they are needed — regardless of the circumstances.

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The pharmaceutical distribution industry saves the U.S. healthcare system between $33–$53 billions of dollars each year through investments in logistics solutions, supply chain expertise and technological advancements.

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Distributors empower pharmacists to focus on patients by providing inventory management support, financial credit and comprehensive pharmacy management services.

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Strengthening the Strategic National Stockpile for the Future

The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) plays a critical role in supplementing state and local supplies during public health emergencies. The lifesaving medicines and healthcare products secured by the stockpile serve as a buffer when supplies may otherwise not be immediately available. Read More

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