Doug Long’s dedication and leadership in healthcare spans four decades. Doug has unparalleled experience and perspective on pharmaceutical distribution and the changing U.S. and global healthcare marketplace.
As Vice President of Industry Relations for IMS Health, Inc. — the world’s largest pharmaceutical information company — Doug has been a leader with the company since 1989 in implementing health databases, developing new products and fostering relationships with distributors, manufacturers, retailers and industry associations.
Doug’s annual Industry Year in Review showcases his unique perspective on a range of vital pharmaceutical topics, including global market trends, industry forecasts, research and development, marketing practices, blockbuster drugs, patent expirations and generic trends and biotechnology.
Wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers and healthcare trade associations rely on him for guidance, direction and industry expertise. Doug is highly sought-after industry speaker at healthcare association and trade meetings. He also serves as a permanent member of the Editorial Advisory Board of HealthCare Distributor magazine.
Doug is the recipient of several industry achievement awards — the Harold W. Pratt Award, bestowed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (2012); the Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (2004); and, IMS Health’s prestigious Summit Award (2003).
Prior to IMS Health, Doug was at Nielsen Market Research for 16 years in sales and marketing capacities. A native of Illinois, Doug received a BA from DePauw University and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.