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Diplomat President Elected to American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education Board of Directors

FLINT, Mich., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, is proud to announce that its president, Gary Kadlec, has been elected to the board of directors for the American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE). Kadlec will serve a three-year term as a board member. The AFPE was founded in 1942 to advance and support pharmaceutical education in the United States and is the oldest and largest pharmacy foundation.

The AFPE provides fellowships, scholarships and grants to assist in furthering the education of students in the pharmaceutical sciences.

Kadlec is a third-generation pharmacist and is involved with many pharmacy organizations in addition to his work with Diplomat. He is the former president of both the Michigan Pharmacists Association and the American Pharmacists Association. He has also received numerous awards, including the Michigan Pharmacists Association Pharmacist of the Year and the American Pharmacists Association Hugo H. Schaefer Award.

In his current position with Diplomat, Kadlec supports and drives Operations, Clinical Services, Information Technology, Managed Care, Marketing, New Business Development and Sales. Prior to joining Diplomat's executive team in 2012, Kadlec served as COO, then President and CEO of excellRx Inc., an Omnicare company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kadlec also serves on the Board of Directors for The Pink Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides breast cancer patients in active treatment with 90 days of financial assistance to cover non-medical expenses.

To learn more, visit diplomat.is.

About Diplomat
Diplomat serves patients and physicians in all 50 states as the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy. Headquartered in Flint, Michigan, the company focuses on medication management programs for people with specialized, long-term medical needs, including oncology, immunology, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, HIV, infusion therapy and many other serious or chronic 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 increasing adherence and improving outcomes. Diplomat has accreditations from URAC, VAWD, ASHP and ACHC. Learn more at diplomat.is.

Abigail Bearman | Diplomat
810.768.9563 | [email protected]

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