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FLINT, Mich. — Inc. magazine has named Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy as one of the country's top 100 job creators, the privately owned company said.
Diplomat was named in the magazine's inaugural Hire Power Awards, the winners of which are listed in the December/January issue. Winners came from categories including health care, marketing, staffing, telecommunications, consulting and technology, and selections were based on reviews of hiring statistics from 2008 through 2011. Diplomat created 233 jobs during that period, particularly since April 2010, with plans to add more than 1,000 jobs in life sciences in five years.
"We want Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy to be the largest, most sought-after employer in the Flint area," Diplomat CEO Phil Hagerman said. "The agreement announced this week by Exelixis that Diplomat will serve as the exclusive specialty pharmacy for the new [Food and Drug Administration]-approved cancer drug Cometriq is the most recent example of how our company growth has been fueled in large part by developments in the specialty drug market."