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Diplomat works to control specialty drug costs

Diplomat works to control specialty drug costs

FLINT, Mich. — Biosimilars, generic drugs and affordable branded drugs are top-of-mind at Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. this year as the specialty pharmacy looks to help health plans and patients rein in costs. According to Diplomat president Joel Saban, the surging market for expensive specialty drugs has put pressure on stakeholders across the health care sector.

Diplomat CEO Phil Hagerman to retire

Diplomat CEO Phil Hagerman to retire

FLINT, Mich. — Phil Hagerman, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Diplomat Pharmacy Inc., the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy, plans to retire. Diplomat said Friday that board member Jeff Park has been named interim CEO, and independent lead director Ben Wolin has been appointed chairman. Both moves are effective immediately. Diplomat’s board has launched