Douglas M. Long, MBA is vice president of industry relations at IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS) the world’s largest pharmaceutical information company. IQVIA offers services to the pharmaceutical industry in over 101 countries around the globe.
Mr. Long has been with IQVIA since 1989. His fundamental task is to help secure data for all existing and new databases supported by IQVIA, manage supplier, manufacturer and association relationships, and develop information for data partners. As direct consequence of his involvement in these areas, he has considerable experience with, and a unique perspective on, the changing US and global health care marketplace and pharmaceutical distribution.
He is a frequent industry speaker for Health Distribution Management Association, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Food Marketing Institute, National Council of Prescription Drug Programs, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, National Community Pharmacist Association, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers, Generic Pharmaceutical Association, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America, Healthcare Supply Chain Association, and many others. He was recently the opening speaker at the HHS Pharmaceutical Forum on Innovation, Access, Affordability and Better Health. His topic was the balance between innovation and smarter spending.
Mr. Long received the 2016 IFPW Leadership Award, which is given to an industry leader who has demonstrated a commitment to international collaboration and information sharing to assist IFPW on its mission to help members and stakeholders advance the safe, efficient, and continuous access to pharmaceuticals worldwide through the promotion of good distribution practices and services.
Mr. Long also received National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) 2011 Harold W. Pratt Award, which recognizes individuals whose activities have contributed to the promotion, recognition and improvement of the practice of pharmacy within the chain drug industry. NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, stated: "Doug Long has earned a reputation as one of the foremost “go-to” sources when it comes to the numbers and trends behind this industry. He has built a reputation of synthesizing the latest industry information and forecasting “what’s next” in ways that helps stakeholders to understand what it means for their day-to-day businesses."
Prior to receiving the Pratt Award, he was honored with the HDMA NEXUS Award for lifetime achievement in 2004, the IMS prestigious Summit Award in 2003, and the IMS CEO Team award in 2013. Before joining IMS Health, Mr. Long held positions at Nielsen Market Research for 16 years in various sales and marketing capacities. A native of Illinois, he received a BA from DePauw University and holds an MBA in management from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.