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2014-10-22 16:28:46

FLINT, Mich., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced October 10, 2014 that Gilead Sciences Harvoni(® )(ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) product was approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, genotype 1 infection in adults. Harvoni(®) is the first oral combination therapy approved for the treatment of hepatitis C and is also the first treatment regimen that does not require administration with pegylated interferon or ribavirin....

2014-10-16 12:29:19

FLINT, Mich., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced today that it has a contract to distribute Esbriet (pirfenidone), which was approved Oct. 15, 2014 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. In addition to the breakthrough therapy designation, Esbriet was also granted the orphan drug designation and received priority review....

2014-10-01 12:31:42

FLINT, Mich., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced today that Otezla (apremilast) has been granted expanded approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Otezla® is an oral small-molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4, or PDE4, specific for cyclic adenosine monophosphate. Diplomat is a member of a limited panel of specialty pharmacies able to dispense...

2014-09-30 16:28:27

FLINT, Mich., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced that XTANDI(®) has been granted an expanded approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The new indication allows for the use of XTANDI in patients who have not received chemotherapy. XTANDI is an oral, once-daily androgen receptor inhibitor capsule now available for patients in...

2014-09-29 12:28:59

FLINT, Mich., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, announces that Stephen Brown has been named chief information officer. As CIO, Brown will oversee the day-to-day operations of the information technology department while being responsible for strategic planning, data warehouse management and facilitating internal and external partnerships. Prior to joining Diplomat, Brown served as an executive consultant specializing in the...

2014-09-26 16:23:59

FLINT, Mich., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, is proud to announce that clinical technology manager Mike Crowe, PharmD, MBA, CSP, FMPA, was honored as a finalist in the 2014 Next-Generation(TM) Pharmacist awards. Crowe was selected as a finalist in two categories: rising star, which recognizes pharmacists defining the future standard of pharmacy practice, and specialty pharmacist, which recognizes pharmacists who excel in...

2014-09-19 12:25:17

FLINT, Mich., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, has announced the appointment of David Dreyer to the Board of Directors on September 15, 2014. Mr. Dreyer is an independent director and will also serve as chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Dreyer has almost 30 years of accounting, financial, compliance and operating experience in the health care field. Since October 2010, Mr. Dreyer has served as chief financial officer,...

2014-09-10 12:29:30

FLINT, Mich., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced today that it is partnering with area leaders to provide the necessary funding to expand Dr. Phil Zimbardo's Hero Imagination Project (HIP) to the Flint area. The HIP's licensed empowerment programs will be used as a catalyst to transform Flint from one of the most dangerous communities in the country into the nation's first "Hero Town." HIP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit...

2014-09-05 08:22:25

FLINT, Mich., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, has announced that its marketing & public relations team has received eleven awards from GD USA's 2014 American Inhouse Design Awards. The American Inhouse Design Awards is considered the premier showcase for work from inhouse design teams within corporations, publishing houses, non-profit organizations, universities and government agencies. The award-winning pieces from...

2014-09-04 16:27:48

FLINT, Mich., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced that it will distribute Plegridy(TM) (peginterferon beta-1a). Manufactured by Biogen Idec, Plegridy(TM) was approved on August 15, 2014 by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS). Plegridy is the only pegylated beta interferon approved for use in RMS and is dosed once every two weeks. Plegridy can be...


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