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US Bioservices Receives URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

12/19/11

VALLEY FORGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 19, 2011-- AmerisourceBergen announced today that its specialty pharmacy, US Bioservices, has been awarded the Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. Accreditation is a critical seal of approval that gives increased certainty and consumer confidence in a product, a service, and an organization. It promotes industry best practices, encourages industry-wide quality improvement and protects and empowers consumers.

“US Bioservices’ specialty pharmacy services is focused on helping to positively impact patients’ lives through clinically focused, patient-centric disease and therapy management programs,” said Craig Miller, US Bioservices’ President. “Our URAC accreditation is a validation of our commitment to quality and accountability in patient care.”

As an independent specialty pharmacy licensed in all states, US Bioservices administers specialty medications, educates patients and provides clinical support to help increase patient compliance to prescribed treatments.

“By applying for and receiving Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation, US Bioservices has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care,” said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. “Quality health care is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards.”

About URAC

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC's standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

About US Bioservices

US Bioservices, a company of AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, delivers nationwide specialty pharmacy and nursing services that meet the unique needs of patients, physicians, payers and manufacturers. As an independent specialty pharmacy licensed in all states, we administer vital medications, educate patients, and provide the clinical support that increases patient compliance to treatment regimens. For more information, visit www.usbioservices.com.

About AmerisourceBergen

AmerisourceBergen is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical services companies serving the United States, Canada and selected global markets. Servicing both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the pharmaceutical supply channel, the Company provides drug distribution and related services designed to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. AmerisourceBergen's service solutions range from pharmacy automation and pharmaceutical packaging to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services. With more than $80 billion in annual revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs approximately 11,000 people. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #27 on the Fortune 500 list. For more information, go to www.amerisourcebergen.com.

Source: AmerisourceBergen

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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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