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 News Release - October 23, 2008

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with Premier Agreement for Cardiac Ultrasound Contrast Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced a new agreement for cardiac ultrasound contrast media with Lantheus Medical Imaging of North Billerica, Mass.

The new agreement includes the DefinityŽ cardiac ultrasound agent formerly available through Bristol-Myers Squibb. In January 2008, Bristol-Myers Squibb sold its medical imaging division to Avista Capital Partners; the new company was named Lantheus Medical Imaging.

Effective December 1, 2008, the 36-month agreement is available to acute and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance.

About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Serving more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals and 53,000-plus other healthcare sites, the Premier healthcare alliance and its members are transforming healthcare together. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates one of the leading healthcare purchasing networks and the nation's most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information. A subsidiary operates one of the nation's largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups. A world leader in helping healthcare providers deliver dramatic improvements in care, Premier is working with the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Washington. For more information, visit www.premierinc.com.


Source: Premier Purchasing

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