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Diplomat ranks third among private healthcare companies in Inc. 5000 list


FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has made Inc. magazine's list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States for the fifth consecutive year, ranking third in the healthcare field, the company said Wednesday.

"Recognition on the Inc. 5000 list continues to be an important metric in gauging our overall growth," Diplomat CEO Phil Hagerman said. "What is especially meaningful to the Diplomat team is we continue to grow the business and forge relationships with new healthcare industry partners while achieving sustained customer and physician satisfaction rates above 98%."

The company created 500 jobs in the Flint, Mich., area between 2009 and 2012 and was cited by Inc. in December 2012 as one of the country's top 100 job creators.

"Diplomat remains on track to add a total of 1,000 new jobs between 2010 and 2015," Hagerman said. "We'll need that increased capacity as projected specialty pharmacy purchases are projected to be 50% of the total drug spend by 2018."

Hagerman cited the company's attention to patient care and adherence.

"The key to optimal patient compliance and adherence lies with patient education and training, packaging that keeps drugs safe and secure, yet is easy for patients to open, side-effect management kits, nurse adherence calls for clinical support and guidance and adaptive technology, whether that be through smartphones, prescription bottles with glow caps or packing with alarms and reminders," Hagerman said. "Diplomat is a leader in these areas, and we will continue to focus efforts on new approaches to compliance and adherence through our high-tech, high-touch patient strategy."

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