EnvoyHealth Selected by Sun Pharma to Support Imatinib Mesylate Patient Program

Monday, February 22, 2016

FLINT, Mich., Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), announced today that EnvoyHealth, Diplomat's own HUB solution provider, will support a patient assistance call center program for Sun Pharma's imatinib mesylate.

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy

This call center program will support patients with questions on the use of and access to Sun Pharma's imatinib mesylate. The call center program intends to create swift patient access to affordable medication and to enhance therapy adherence. Imatinib mesylate is a kinase inhibitor used to treat adults and pediatric patients with Philadelphia + chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) and other FDA approved indications. Sun Pharma's imatinib mesylate is FDA approved as bioequivalent and therefore therapeutically equivalent to Gleevec® for the approved indications.

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Services EnvoyHealth is offering to support the program include:          

  • Centralized call center support, featuring an educational program and copay card enrollment
  • Patient assistance program
  • 24/7/365 clinical helpline

"Through EnvoyHealth working collaboratively with Sun Pharma, we have created a solution that puts patients first," said Diplomat CEO and Chairman Phil Hagerman. "This set of services will support patients with the education and services they need around imatinib mesylate use, to support them on their journey."

EnvoyHealth collaboratively supports pharmaceutical manufacturers by designing programs specific to their specialty agent's needs, supporting efficient medication access for specialty patients and managing complex therapies and costs. EnvoyHealth offers individualized patient-centric support, along with access solutions, inventory management, distribution and delivery, and other administrative support services.

Forward-Looking Statements

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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, HIV, 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.

About EnvoyHealth

EnvoyHealth, a Diplomat company, helps patients live healthier longer lives, through flexible, firewalled HUB services, which include enrollment, benefits investigations, distribution processes and more. In 2014, Diplomat expanded its HUB services with EnvoyHealth Management, LLC, a wholly firewalled HUB subsidiary. EnvoyHealth provides patients the affordable, quality drug therapy they require by offering strategic support to the stakeholders who influence patient access to therapy and therapy adherence. For more information, visit www.envoyhealth.is.

CONTACT:

Kali Lucas, Public Relations Coordinator

810.768.9580 | press@diplomat.is

Cheryl Allen, RPh, BSPharm, MBA,

Vice President, Industry Relations

917.456.7189 | callen@diplomat.is

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