Diplomat to Dispense CUVITRU™ to Treat Primary Immunodeficiency
FLINT, Mich. – Nov. 21, 2016 – The nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy has been selected to dispense the limited-distribution drug CUVITRU™ for the treatment of primary immunodeficiency.
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is now filling prescriptions for CUVITRU™ (immune globulin subcutaneous [human], 20 percent solution), which was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration. CUVITRU is indicated as a replacement therapy for primary humoral immunodeficiency in adult and pediatric patients 2 years and older.
To learn more about Diplomat’s immune globulin program, click here.
“We are excited to offer patients a therapy that expands their options for treating primary immunodeficiency,” said Paul Urick, Diplomat’s president. “CUVITRU is an important treatment for patients with unmet needs.”
There are more than 300 primary immunodeficiency disorders, in which part of the body’s immune system is missing or does not function properly. Normally, the immune system protects the body from pathogenic microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and fungi, which can cause infectious diseases. When any part of a person’s immune system is absent or dysfunctional, that person is susceptible to and may take longer to recover from infections.
CUVITRU is a ready-to-use injection solution administered via subcutaneous infusion only.
CUVITRU is manufactured by Shire. Click here for full prescribing information.
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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, 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 diplomat.is.
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