FLINT, Mich. – May 31, 2016 – The nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy will host a live conversation between a patient and his care team, for an intimate glimpse inside the patient journey.

Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) announced today its first “Diplomat Dialogue,” a video conversation slated for June 7, 2016, to take a closer look at one patient’s journey. The event, hosted live from noon to 1 p.m. ET, will focus on a man named Jay and the care team who helped him along the road to wellness.

The event is the first in a series of live conversations planned between patients and health care professionals, talking about triumphs and the struggles they face. During this rare conversation, viewers will learn how Jay coped with his diagnosis and treatments, and hear his lessons from a journey with cancer.

To sign up to view the first Diplomat Dialogue, visit diplomat.is/diplomat-dialogues

“A specialty pharmacy serves the nation’s most critically ill patients,” said Phil Hagerman, Diplomat’s CEO and chairman. “Diplomat Dialogues are a new way for us to bring patients and professionals together, listen to these stories and find insights for us all.”

Viewers can participate, asking their own questions as Jay and the care team explore the patient experience and the many specialized roles involved along the way.

“These dialogues offer a rare glimpse into this world, for anyone touched by disease,” said Brenda Hawkes, senior manager of patient advocacy, who will moderate the event and bring her unique perspective as a fellow cancer survivor. “We hope to offer a deeper look into what we do,” she said, “and to inform and inspire others.”

After the event, a recording will be posted for later viewing.


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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.


Kali Lucas, Public Relations Coordinator
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