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Diplomat Pharmacy

Diplomat acquires 8th Day Software

Diplomat acquires 8th Day Software

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. has acquired 8th Day Software and Consulting LLC, appointing its founder and chief executive officer Dave Loschinskey as Diplomat chief information officer. Financial terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. Plans call for 8th Day Software, based in Cordova, Tenn., to operate under Diplomat subsidiary Envoy Health Management LLC. The specialty

Diplomat Pharmacy acquires Focus Rx

Diplomat Pharmacy acquires Focus Rx

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. has purchased specialty and infusion pharmacy Focus Rx Pharmacy Services Inc. Financial terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. Long Island, N.Y.-based Focus Rx has locations in Holbrook and Ronkonkoma, N.Y., where it’s headquartered. With a strong patient focus, Focus Rx provides home infusion and specialty prescription management services and,

Saban to succeed Urick as Diplomat president

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy recently announced the appointment of Joel Saban as the new company president. Paul Urick has decided to pursue other interests and will serve as president emeritus during a planned 90-day transition period. “During his tenure, Paul has served us in multiple leadership roles since he joined Diplomat with the acquisition

Diplomat starts dispensing naloxone without Rx

Diplomat starts dispensing naloxone without Rx

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. has begun providing naloxone, an antidote for opioid overdose, to Michigan residents. Diplomat said late Tuesday that naloxone is available without a prescription at its retail pharmacy in Flint, Mich. “Protecting the health and safety of our patients is what we do,” Gary Rice, executive vice president of operations

Joel Saban tabbed as Diplomat Pharmacy president

Joel Saban tabbed as Diplomat Pharmacy president

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. has named Joel Saban as president, taking over from Paul Urick, who’s leaving the company to pursue other interests. The nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy said late Monday that Urick will serve as president emeritus during a 90-day transition period. Saban had served as executive vice president of pharmacy

Diplomat acquires WRB Communications

Diplomat acquires WRB Communications

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. has acquired WRB Communications Inc., a Chantilly, Va.-based operator of health care contact centers, in a $29 million deal. Under the agreement, announced late Monday, Diplomat is paying WRB $24.5 million in cash and $4.5 million in common stock. Plans call for WRB to join Diplomat’s Envoy Health Management

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

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