Doug Long is Vice President of Industry Relations at QuintilesIMS (now IQVIA), the world’s largest pharmaceutical information company. IQVIA offers services to the pharmaceutical industry in over 101 countries around the globe.
Doug 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 & association relationships, and develop information for data partners. As direct consequence of his involvement in these areas, Doug has considerable experience with, and a unique perspective on, the changing U.S. and global healthcare marketplace and pharmaceutical distribution.
Doug is a frequent Industry speaker for the following groups: 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, BIO, AMCP, PhRMA, HSCA and many others. Doug was recently the opening speaker at the HHS Pharmaceutical Forum on Innovation, Access, Affordability & Better Health. His topic was the balance between Innovation and Smarter Spending.
Doug is the recipient of the 2016 IFPW Leadership Award. This award 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.
Doug also received the distinguished “Harold W. Pratt Award” in 2011 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, Doug 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 Doug held positions at Nielsen Market Research for sixteen years in various sales and marketing capacities. A native of Illinois, Doug received a BA from DePauw University and holds an MBA in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.