AVDA Celebrates 40th Anniversary at 2016 Annual Conference
Thank you to
all of those who attended the AVDA 2016 Annual Conference. This year we
celebrated our 40th anniversary in beautiful Napa, California.
Click here to see the final attendee list.
AVDA would also like to thank our generous sponsors. This year the
sponsorship total was over $200,000. Without this level of sponsorship,
AVDA wouldn't be able to provide such amazing speakers and networking
opportunities for our members.
Thank you to our 2016 Annual Conference Sponsors!
Click here to view all the sponsors.
We hope you found our speakers and presentations informative and
For more from Seth Mattision - text AVDA to 848-260-4000
For more from
Mel Robbins - text melrobbins to 313131 and
Kuehl's presentation -
For the AVDA
history presentation -
Click here to view the photos that were uploaded to the AVDA mobile
Click here to view the professional photos from the conference.
(Password is AVDA)
Thank you to all of
those who participated in the Golf Scramble and Wine Blending. We hope
you enjoyed your activities. Congratulations to our winners!
1st place team –
Shawn McKee, Jim Cleary, Jason Burnette, Craig Tockman
2nd place team – Dave Roeder, Mick Kent, Jim Van Proosdy
3rd place team – Terry Sheehan, Kevin Bauer, Doreen Carpenter, Joe Sandora
Longest Drive – Kevin Bauer, Moria Coughlan
Closest to the Pin – Jeff Delnickas, Mary Pat Thompson
Longest Putt – Zac Miller, Sherry Grenier
Brown Bag Blenders
– Julia, Loew, Steve & Janet Blank, Courtney Schriver, Christine
Merle, Melissa Howe, Andrew Asher, Mike Aldo.
Annual Conference Survey
All AVDA attendees were recently sent a
conference survey via email. Please take a few moments to provide
feedback from the event. If you did not receive the email,
click here to
take the survey.
AVDA 2017 Annual Conference
April 30 - May 2, 2017
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Elects New Officers, Directors
The Annual Meeting and Elections of the AVDA
Active Members was held on Monday, May 2, 2016 in conjunction with the
AVDA Annual Conference at the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, California.
Paula Brown of Midwest Veterinary Supply will become Chairwoman of AVDA.
Kevin Pohlman of Patterson Animal Health will serve as Treasurer and
George Rasi of North East Veterinary Supply was elected to serve a
two-year term as President.
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Annual Dues Notices Were Mailed!
AVDA Annual Membership dues were due on June
1st. All membership dues were sent via regular mail to all primary AVDA
member contacts. If you have not received your dues, please contact
Casey Joseph via email at
Update Your Records
Along with your membership dues, all members were sent a Personnel
Update form AND a listing of all contacts on record for your company.
Please make sure to complete BOTH forms and send it back to AVDA with
your dues. You can also email the forms to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact AVDA if you need an electronic version
of the forms.
In today’s regulatory environment,
pharmaceutical, distribution and healthcare companies are faced with
constant changes in federal and state legislation and regulations that
affect everyday business. Although no common governance exists among the
states, the states do maintain similarities in the way they define and
regulate key areas of pharmaceutical marketing practices as well as
licensing and distribution activities. To better understand the impact
of these state-by-state regulations, BuzzeoPDMA’s E-Reg Monitor Service
offers two surveys to assist the industry in monitoring these
AVDA members who subscribe to the E-Reg
Monitor Service have access to an online tool that provides legislative
and regulatory updates on Drug Distribution and Drug Pedigree laws on
the Federal level and in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Subscribing members have 24/7 access to the service and receive e-mail
notification when updates are available. The annual subscription fee for
AVDA members is now $2,500 per AVDA Member Company. Companies
subscribing to this service would individually pay in excess of $25,000
If you already subscribe to E-Reg Monitor
Service, you should have received a separate invoice with your dues
invoice to renew your subscription.
Click here for more on the E-Reg Monitor Service
if you have not received your invoice or would like to subscribe.
Costco v. Johnson &
Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
On November 4, 2015 the federal district
court denied JJVC's motion to dismiss with respect to five of the six
claims filed by Costco granting the motion only with respect to
allegations under New York Business Law and Breach of Contract.
Since that time, the Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs filed a consolidated
class action complaint against a group of Manufacturer Defendants (Alcon
Laboratories, Inc., Jolu1son & Jolu1son Vision Care, Inc., Bausch &
Lomb, Inc., and Cooper Vision Care, Inc.) and four Retailer Defendants
(Sam's West, Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp., 1-800- Contacts.com, and
LensDiscounters.com). It is alleged that the Manufacturer Defendants
conspired with each other and with ABB Optical Group, LLC, a wholesaler,
as well as Eye Care Professionals and the American Optometric
Association to impose minimum retail price 01' resale price maintenance
policies on certain contact lens lines, eliminating price discounting
and thereby eliminating price competition.
Click here for the full update.
AVDA Welcomes New Associate Members
MediVet Biologics is based in
Nicholasville, KY. The products they manufacture are regenerative and
oncology products. Their principal contact is Jeff Baker, President and
Piramal Critical Care, Inc. is based
in Bethlehem, PA. The products they manufacture are inhalation
anesthetics. Their principal contact is Ryan Guray, National Accts,
Mgr., Animal Health.
Veterinary Allyance a Schroer Mfg. Co., (Shor-Line
brand products) is based in Kansas City, KS. The products they
manufacture are small animal holding (cages, kennel runs, cat condos),
veterinary surgical and exam equipment, grooming equipment. Their
primary contact is Brian Gomen, General Manager.
Vet’s Plus, Inc. is based in
Menomonie, WI. The products they manufacture are animal health
nutritional supplements. Their primary contact is Raj Lall, CEO/Founder.
Virox Animal Health is based in
Oakville, ON Canaa. They prodcuts they manufacture are cleaning
disinfectant products. Their primary contact is Lee Nesbitt, Sr.
Director of Strategic Alliances.
200 Moore Drive
Nocholasville, KY 40356
Primary Contact: Jeff Baker
Piramal Critical Care, Inc.
261 Broadhead Road, Suite 221
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Primary Contact: Ryan Guray
Veterinary Allyance a Schroer Mfg. Co., (Shor-Line brand products)
850 Armurdale Parkway
Kansas City, KS 66105
Primary Contact: Brian Gomen
Vet’s Plus, Inc.
302 Cedar Falls Road
Menomonie, WI 54751
Primary Contact: Raj Lall
Virox Animal Health
2770 Coventry Road
Oakville, ON Canada L6H 6R1
Primary Contact: Lee Nesbitt
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