Diplomat Partners with Pharmaca to Offer Specialty Medications

The nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy has partnered with Pharmaca to offer specialty medications for its patients.

Jul 23, 2015, 16:30 ET from Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.

FLINT, Mich., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) announced today that it has partnered with the nation's first integrative pharmacy chain, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, to offer patients access to specialty care services. Through this new agreement, Pharmaca will now offer a new level of service and convenience to meet the needs of the growing specialty medication population.

"Our pharmacy model has always emphasized the importance of providing our customers with expert service and a broad selection of health care options," said Stu Gratz, Pharmaca's vice president of pharmacy. "By partnering with Diplomat, we are expanding our services even further, strengthening our ability to help those in need, and positioning our pharmacy as a true full-service partner in health."

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy was founded in 2000 in Boulder, Colo., as an innovative pharmacy concept—blending traditional pharmacy services with complementary and alternative therapies—to allow patients to choose how they want to approach their health care. Pharmaca has since expanded to 30 locations spread throughout California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.

"Partnering with Pharmaca means more patients will have access to highly skilled teams of specialists who understand specialty patients' unique needs," said Ela Lourido, senior director of Retail Specialty Network for Diplomat. "At Diplomat, our Retail Specialty Network offers a revolutionary partnership that bridges the gap between Pharmaca and the specialty market."

The partnership enables Pharmaca to offer immediate access to specialty pharmacy services on to patients as well as leverage Diplomat's extensive expertise in the sector.

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About Diplomat

Diplomat (NYSE: DPLO) serves patients and physicians in all 50 states. Headquartered in Flint, Michigan, the company focuses on medication management programs for people with complex chronic diseases, including oncology, immunology, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, HIV, specialized infusion therapy and many other serious or long-term conditions. Diplomat opened its doors in 1975 as a neighborhood pharmacy with one essential tenet: "Take good care of patients, and the rest falls into place." Today, that tradition continues—always focused on improving patient care and clinical adherence. For more information visit www.diplomat.is. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.

About Pharmaca

Pharmaca, Inc. was founded in June 2000 in Boulder, Colo., as the nation's first integrative pharmacy chain offering traditional pharmacy services alongside natural and complementary health solutions, including natural health and beauty products. The company now operates 28 Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacies and two Pharmaca Wellness & Natural Beauty in California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington, and has robust online retail and education presence at www.pharmaca.com.

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