Diplomat Dispensing REVLIMID® for Multiple Myeloma Maintenance Therapy Following Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (Auto-HSCT)
FLINT, Mich. – March 2, 2017 – The nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy is dispensing the newly expanded indication of limited-distribution drug REVLIMID® (lenalidomide).
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), is filling prescriptions for REVLIMID® (lenalidomide) for patients with multiple myeloma as maintenance therapy following autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (auto-HSCT). This is an expanded indication for REVLIMID® recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
To learn more about Diplomat’s oncology program, visit diplomat.is/areas-of-excellence/oncology.
“Diplomat has been distributing REVLIMID®, which is only available through a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), since 2006,” said Paul Urick, Diplomat’s president. “Our distribution of the product is just one of the ways Diplomat is supporting the delivery of comprehensive care.”
Multiple myeloma is a hematological (blood) cancer in which malignant plasma cells form in the bone marrow, producing abnormal proteins. According to the American Cancer Society, about 30,280 Americans will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2017.
REVLIMID® is manufactured by Celgene Corporation. For full prescribing information, click here.
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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. 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 diplomat.is.
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