FLINT, Mich. – March 28, 2017 – The nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy will dispense DUPIXENT® (dupilumab) to treat adults who have moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis.

Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) will have access to dispense DUPIXENT® (dupilumab), recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat adult patients who have inadequately controlled moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis.

To learn more about Diplomat’s dermatology program, visit diplomat.is/areas-of-excellence/dermatology.

Atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common form of eczema, is an inflammatory disease characterized by itchy, inflamed skin. According to the National Institutes of Health, it affects approximately 30 percent of people in the United States. DUPIXENT® is a monoclonal antibody that works with the immune system and has demonstrated improved signs and symptoms in adult patients with inadequately controlled moderate-to-severe AD.

“Moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis is a debilitating, life-altering disease with very limited treatment options,” said Paul Urick, Diplomat’s president. “We are thrilled to offer this new option for patients with unmet needs.”

DUPIXENT® is administered through subcutaneous injection.

DUPIXENT® is co-developed by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. For full prescribing information, click here.

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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. 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.


Kali Lucas, Public Relations Specialist
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Gary Rice, RPh, MS, MBA, CSP
Executive Vice President of Operations
810.768.9863 | grice@diplomat.is