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HDMA Standard Product Information - Pharmaceutical Products

August 2014

The information conveyed about new products has critical downstream implications which affect the appropriate receiving, handling and storage at the distributor’s facility and farther along the healthcare supply chain. With input from its members, HDMA has developed a standardized format for the information about new pharmaceutical products.

In 2014, additional questions were added to Page One to support implementation of the Drug Supply Chain and Security Act (DSCSA). A write in field for the product's Controlled Substance Code was added to Page One. The automatic formula for cubic volume was removed. A write-in field for the "As of date" was added to the Regular Cost Per Unit of Sale and Invoice Cost (WAC) fields. Serialization information moved from Page One to Page Two. Page Three for drop-ship only product was added in 2013.

The new form has additional space in previously limited fields, and is now available in Excel format (.xlsm). The version for multiple products has an Administrator tab, from which you can select a Blank Template for the 2 or 3 page form, and then add additional Blank Templates for additional products.

For information about the form, please contact Marjorie DePuy at or 703-885-0283.

Instructions for HDMA Standard Rx Product Information Form PDF download file

HDMA Standard Rx Product Information Form Excel 2007 download file
For multiple products - Administrator version Excel 2007 download file

Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) - download from Adobe Web site

The HDMA Standard Product Information Form was developed for the introduction of Rx products. There may be other information relevant for the introduction of OTC products (e.g., other bases for marketing) not referenced on this form.

At this time, we do not have plans to develop one specific to OTC or devices.

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