FLINT, Mich. – May 3, 2016 – The nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy launches a national campaign to drive awareness of hepatitis and its impact on patients’ lives.

Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) announced today that it is celebrating Hepatitis Awareness Month with a campaign to honor patients and caregivers. The company released a video of two patients who tell their personal story and encourage those at risk to get tested and begin the road to a life free of hepatitis.

Meet Jacque: Hepatitis C

National Hepatitis Awareness Month is intended to raise awareness of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and its impact on patients’ lives. HCV is an infectious disease that causes inflammation of the liver, which can diminish the liver function or cause liver failure. Some individuals with chronic C infection may develop cirrhosis, in which the liver is replaced by scar tissue, eventually preventing the liver from functioning properly. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 3.2 million Americans are infected with HCV.

“The stories of Jacque and Susy echo the true testament of Diplomat’s patient-centric focus,” said Diplomat CEO and Chairman Phil Hagerman. “At Diplomat, we’re champions for our hepatitis C patients and their support systems. We work daily to help make hepatitis C a thing of the past and are proud to stand by our patients during and after their treatment.”

 

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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, 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.

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