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Southwest Oncology Network (SWON) Selects Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy for Development and Launch of SWON-Rx, an Oral Oncology Medication Management Platform
Date:5/18/2010

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy (Diplomat), the largest privately owned specialty pharmacy in the country, announced today that effective May 11, 2010, they have entered into a joint agreement with Southwest Oncology Network (SWON) to create SWON-Rx, a comprehensive specialty pharmacy support program to help practices manage oral oncology medications.  SWON-Rx will create programs that support SWON members' efforts to achieve optimal clinical outcomes for their patients.    

SWON is a professional limited liability company whose members are physicians and physician practices whose patients routinely require high-cost, specialty pharmaceuticals specifically for treatment of cancer.  SWON currently consists of 65 oncology practices throughout the United States, representing approximately 272 oncologists.

The joint agreement between SWON and Diplomat will provide SWON members access to Diplomat's Oncology Navigator™ program.  The Oncology Navigator™ Program incorporates over 35 years of experience in providing clinical and reimbursement solutions to patients with oncologic and hematologic disorders.  

"SWON selected Diplomat because of their patient centric reputation in the industry, their high level of customer service, and their commitment to helping oncology patients get the medications they need to obtain optimal clinical outcomes," stated  Mark Colangelo, SWON Vice President.  "Diplomat has unique expertise and dedicated resources that assist patients in reducing the financial burdens associated with these life-sustaining medications. SWON member practices value the support this provides their patients and their staff."


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