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Good Neighbor Pharmacy Partners with MediZine To Provide More In-Depth Health Information on myGNP.com Web Site

03/14/02

ORANGE, Calif., March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Good Neighbor Pharmacy has teamed up with MediZine, Inc., to provide consumers with more news and other health information on the Good Neighbor Pharmacy web site - myGNP.com.

MediZine has been providing credible and reliable health information to millions of consumers since 1995. As a result of this collaboration, the Good Neighbor Pharmacy web site now contains several sources of consumer-friendly healthcare content. Among the new offerings are:

  • PDR Patient Information/Medical Dictionary. General information about a wide variety of medical conditions and wellness topics are now available on the myGNP.com web site. The Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) provides in-depth information for patients, including definitions, causes, risks, signs/symptoms of various conditions and diseases, step-by-step care instructions and one-page summary sheets on conditions and diseases.

  • PDR Alternative Medicine Guide. myGNP.com now offers a database of nearly 1,000 herbal medications and vitamins as well as information about the actions and pharmacology of these substances, instructions for proper usage, precautions, adverse reactions and dosages. This feature of the web site is designed to provide consumers with a better understanding of dietary supplements, vitamins and alternative therapies. Full color photos of the herbs are also available through the site.

  • PDR Family Guide to Women's Health. This medical reference text devoted strictly to women's health issues is another new feature of the site.

  • MediZine Guidebooks. Articles from the quarterly MediZine Guidebook, which is distributed free to customers at every Good Neighbor Pharmacy, are posted on the site. The editorial covers a variety of diseases and preventative care topics and the treatments available in pharmacies. Further, the articles encourage consumers to discuss their illnesses or other health concerns with their healthcare professionals.

  • News Content by Reuters. Reuters Health, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Reuters Group PLC, the international news service, is the premier provider of daily global health and medical news. The service is used by professionals and consumers to keep abreast of breaking healthcare news stories.

To view the new content on the Good Neighbor Pharmacy web site, visit myGNP.com.

About Good Neighbor Pharmacy

Good Neighbor Pharmacy, an AmerisourceBergen company, is a network of independently owned and operated community pharmacies. There are more than 2,000 pharmacies nationwide operating under the Good Neighbor Pharmacy name. To locate the Good Neighbor Pharmacy nearest you, call 888-GNP-STOR, or access the Internet website at www.myGNP.com.

About AmerisourceBergen Corporation

AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC) is the largest pharmaceutical services company in the United States dedicated solely to the pharmaceutical supply chain. It is the leading distributor of pharmaceutical products and services to the hospital systems/acute care market, alternative care providers, independent community pharmacies and regional chains. The company is also a leader in the institutional pharmacy marketplace. With approximately $39 billion in annualized operating revenues, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs more than 13,000 people serving over 25,000 customers.

SOURCE AmerisourceBergen Corporation; Good Neighbor Pharmacy

CONTACT: Dave Wright, +1-714-385-4133 or dave.wright@bergenbrunswig.com, or Brenda Nemeth, +1-714-385-4225 or brenda.nemeth@bergenbrunswig.com, both of Good Neighbor Pharmacy; or Iris Raylesberg of Kapnek Communications, +1-215-830-9890 or iris@kapnek.com, for Good Neighbor Pharmacy/

Corporate Overview

AmerisourceBergen is one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies, helping both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers improve patient access to products and enhance patient care. With services ranging from drug distribution and niche premium logistics to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services, AmerisourceBergen delivers innovative programs and solutions across the pharmaceutical supply channel..

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