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Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Expands National Hemophilia & IVIG Program
Date:2/4/2009

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is pleased to announce two new "Navigator" initiatives (disease management programs). As of January 2009, DSP launched both a Hemophilia and IVIG Navigator Program. In addition, Scott Reed has joined Diplomat as National Sales Manager for both programs. Reed is a graduate of Indiana University and has over 18 years of pharmaceutical sales experience. Most recently Reed was a Hematology Account Executive with Bayer HealthCare, prior to that he was a Sales Manager with ZLB (CSL Behring). Reed will report directly to Mark Neville, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Reed will team with Diplomat's Director of Pharmacy Development and Operations, Rinku A. Patel, RPh, PharmD. Patel will lead the development of program infrastructure to support Diplomat's Hemophilia and IVIG Navigator programs.

"Hemophilia patients require a very high touch patient care model and Diplomat's services are a perfect fit for these patients," stated Patel. "Diplomat's Navigator Programs, through direct patient care and coordination with providers, improve access, tolerance, and compliance resulting in enhanced clinical and economic outcomes for patients with bleeding disorders."

"Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is very excited to welcome Scott to our team," said Neville. "Under Dr. Patel's clinical expertise, Scott will lead our efforts in launching Diplomat's national program that will provide the highest level of clinical care to patients with bleeding disorders and IVIG needs."

"After spending many years in the hemophilia marketplace, I am happy to join the team at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy," said Reed. "A hemophilia and IVIG program can improve medication adherence, control costs and improve quality of life. Diplomat's Disease Management programs are the most comprehensive and innovative programs available. I look forward to being a part of the great things that are happening at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy."

About Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is the nation's largest independently held Specialty Pharmacy and focuses on complete medication management programs for patients with serious and chronic conditions. Key programs include: Oncology, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's and Psoriasis. Other specialty areas include Transplant, Fertility, Dialysis Medication Management, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Specialty Compounding. The company also specializes in Disease Management programs for Chronic Kidney Disease patients, as well as Home and Out-Patient Infusion. With locations in Flint, Swartz Creek and Grand Rapids, MI; Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Diplomat services the specialty pharmacy needs of patients and physicians nationwide.

    For more information contact:
    Kathy Karns
    kkarns@diplomatpharmacy.com
    810-720-4452

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