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Diagnostics Group Purchasing

 News Release - January 31, 2007

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with Premier Blood Glucose Meters, Reagents, Consumables, Service Agreements

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for blood glucose meters, reagents, consumables and service have been awarded to LifeScan, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company of Piscataway, N.J., and Roche Diagnostics, North America of Indianapolis, Ind.

The 38-month agreements, effective January 1, 2007, offer savings opportunities and new technology to acute-care and continuum-of-care members of the Premier alliance.

About Premier, 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Serving 1,700 hospitals and more than 43,000 other healthcare sites, Premier Inc. is the largest healthcare alliance in the United States dedicated to improving patient outcomes while safely reducing the cost of care. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates the nation's largest healthcare purchasing network, the most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information and one of the largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups in healthcare. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C. and Washington. For more information, visit

Source: Premier Purchasing

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