How we are responding to COVID-19.

Distributors are the backbone of the healthcare supply chain, connecting 180,000 healthcare providers and pharmacies with 1,400 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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A Dialogue on Healthcare Equity and the “Road Back from COVID-19”

On March 11, The 19th, an independent, nonprofit newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy, hosted a virtual summit about healthcare equity in the context of the nation’s ongoing fight to defeat COVID-19. The event featured important and unique perspectives from the women directing the Biden-Harris administration’s pandemic response as well as other public health, […] Read More

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