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Diplomat Pharmacy

Kavthekar named Diplomat Pharmacy CFO

FLINT, Mich. — Starting May 1, one of the leading independent specialty pharmacies will have a new chief financial officer. Diplomat Pharmacy recently announced the appointment of Atul Kavthekar as CFO and treasurer. Kavthekar, according to Diplomat, has demonstrated financial and strategic leadership in his previous roles in the technology, health care and investment banking

Diplomat provides specialty Rx to Corizon Health

Diplomat provides specialty Rx to Corizon Health

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. has been selected to provide pharmacy services and dispense limited-distribution specialty drugs for Corizon Health’s clients and support its in-house mail-order pharmacy PharmaCorr. Diplomat, the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy, said the three-year agreement supports specialty pharmacy services for 321,000 patients across 25 states. Corizon Health, based in Brentwood,

Diplomat names former Walgreens, Sears exec as CFO

Diplomat names former Walgreens, Sears exec as CFO

FLINT, Mich. — Former Walgreens and Sears Holdings Corp. executive Atul Kavthekar has joined Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. as chief financial officer and treasurer. Diplomat said Tuesday that Kavthekar, most recently CFO of e-commerce retailer LivingSocial Inc., will start in the role on May 1. As Diplomat CFO, Kavthekar will lead financial operations and investor relations,

Diplomat launches Specialty Infusion Group brand

Diplomat launches Specialty Infusion Group brand

FLINT, Mich — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. is uniting five subsidiaries under a new brand umbrella called Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group. The nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy said the business units — American Homecare Federation, At-Home IV Infusion Professional, BioRx, MedPro Rx and XAS Infusion Suites — will continue to focus on their key areas of

Urick becomes Diplomat president

FLINT, Mich. — Paul Urick has been promoted to president of Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. Urick, who had been senior vice president of industry relations, pharmaceutical account management and payor strategy, succeeds Gary Kadlec, who will retire on December 31. Kadlec will serve out his term on the specialty pharmacy company’s board of directors. “As part

Diplomat video series talks specialty pharmacy

Diplomat video series talks specialty pharmacy

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. is launching a video Q&A series highlighting the role of specialty pharmacy and how it works with physicians to support patients with complex chronic conditions. Called “Diplomat Dialogues,” the video conversations — in recognition of American Pharmacists Month — will feature industry leaders discussing specialty pharmacists’ skill set and

Thrifty White grows specialty Rx network

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Thrifty White Pharmacy and Diplomat Pharmacy have expanded their current specialty pharmacy agreement to include Thrifty White’s affiliated pharmacies. Thrifty White said the new program with Flint, Mich.-based Diplomat, the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy, enables its affiliated pharmacies to provide full-service specialty medication support — including 24/7 pharmacist access — to

Diplomat closes TNH specialty pharmacy acquisition

Diplomat closes TNH specialty pharmacy acquisition

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. has wrapped up its $75 million acquisition of TNH Advanced Specialty Pharmacy. Van Nuys, Calif.-based TNH provides specialty medications and support for such disease states as oncology, Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as infusion therapy and pharmacy services for transplant

Thrifty White expands specialty pharmacy pact

Thrifty White expands specialty pharmacy pact

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Thrifty White Pharmacy and Diplomat Pharmacy have expanded their current specialty pharmacy agreement to include Thrifty White’s affiliated pharmacies. Thrifty White said Tuesday that the new program with Flint, Mich.-based Diplomat, the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy, enables its affiliated pharmacies to provide full-service specialty medication support — including 24/7 pharmacist access

Smith Drug taps Diplomat for specialty Rx services

Smith Drug taps Diplomat for specialty Rx services

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Smith Drug Co. is providing independent pharmacies access to specialty pharmacy services under a new partnership with Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. Smith Drug said Friday that through the Diplomat Retail Specialty Network, the drug distributor’s community pharmacy customers have 24/7 access to specialty pharmacists and technicians and services that can improve medication adherence

Diplomat promotes Jennifer Hagerman to VP

Diplomat promotes Jennifer Hagerman to VP

FLINT, Mich. — Jennifer Hagerman has been promoted to vice president of education and quality at Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. Diplomat said late Tuesday that in her expanded role, Hagerman will continue to lead and oversee Diplomat University, a company division that provides custom education and training to employees and external professionals on specialty pharmacy industry

Diplomat strengthens executive team

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy has announced three promotions within the company’s executive leadership team. Atheer Kaddis has been appointed executive vice president of sales and strategic alignment, a position in which he coordinates Diplomat’s strategies within the business units. Lance Neill has been named senior vice president of corporate services and is responsible for

Diplomat expands pharmacy tech training program

Diplomat expands pharmacy tech training program

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. has launched an expanded pharmacy technician certification program for employees, with a focus on specialty pharmacy. The company said Thursday that its program, offered through its Diplomat University education arm and providing examinations on-site, has been approved by the Michigan Board of Pharmacy. Though Diplomat has had a pharmacy

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