NERLYNX™ (neratinib) tablets for HER2+ Breast Cancer in the Extended Adjuvant Setting
FLINT, Mich. — July 20, 2017 — Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) announced today it has been selected to be in the limited distribution network for Puma Biotechnology, Inc.’s new product, NERLYNX, a kinase inhibitor approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). NERLYNX is indicated for the extended adjuvant treatment of adult patients with early-stage HER2 overexpressed/amplified breast cancer, to follow adjuvant trastuzumab-based therapy.
The most common adverse reactions associated with NERLYNX (≥5%) were diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, vomiting, rash, stomatitis, decreased appetite, muscle spasms, dyspepsia, AST or ALT increase, nail disorder, dry skin, abdominal distention, epistaxis, weight decreased and urinary tract infection.
“Diplomat recognizes the importance of having an oncology team of pharmacists, nurses, and care coordinators who work hard every day to help our patients in need,” said Paul Urick, Diplomat president. “With neratinib, we can offer new hope for patients coping with metastatic breast cancer.”
To learn more about Diplomat’s oncology program, visit diplomat.is/areas-of-excellence/oncology.
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Diplomat (NYSE: DPLO) is the nation’s largest independent provider of specialty pharmacy services—helping patients and providers in all 50 states. The company offers medication management programs for people with complex chronic diseases and delivers unique solutions for manufacturers, hospitals, payors, providers, and more. 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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