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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

                              Washington, DC 20549

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                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

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        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 3, 2003

                          AmerisourceBergen Corporation
             (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware                          1-16671                        23-3079390
(State or Other            (Commission File Number)           (I.R.S. Employer
Jurisdiction of                                              Identification No.)
Incorporation)


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1300 Morris Drive, Suite 100
Chesterbrook, PA                                        19087
(Address of principal executive offices)                (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:     (610) 727-7000


                                       N/A

         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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Item 5.  Other Events.

On January 3, 2003, AmerisourceBergen Corporation (the "Company") closed the
acquisition of Bridge Medical, Inc. ("Bridge Medical"), the leading provider of
barcode-enabled point-of-care (BPOC) software designed to reduce medication
errors and decrease costs in healthcare facilities. The acquisition includes
payment by the Company of a base purchase price of $27 million and contingent
payments of up to $55 million based on Bridge Medical achieving significant
earnings targets in calendar years 2003 and 2004.

The Company paid approximately 15% of the base purchase price in cash and issued
401,780 shares of its common stock to cover the payment of the balance of the
base purchase price.

The Company also expects to pay the future contingent amounts, if any, primarily
in shares of its common stock. Upon the closing of the acquisition, the Company
issued 401,780 additional shares of its common stock into an escrow account
established for possible contingent payments in the future. The ultimate number
of shares, if any, issued by the Company in payment of contingent amounts may
range from zero to a number greater than the number of shares that have been
issued into the escrow account and ultimately will depend (i) on whether the
applicable earnings targets are met in calendar years 2003 and 2004 by Bridge
Medical and (ii) if the applicable earnings targets are met, on the per share
trading price of the Company's common stock at the time the contingent amounts
become payable. The Company expects to retire any excess shares remaining in the
escrow account after the eventual completion of the contingent payment
determinations.

On January 6, 2003, the Company issued a news release announcing the closing of
its acquisition of Bridge Medical. A copy of the news release is filed as
Exhibit 99.1 to this report and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

         (c)      Exhibits.
                  99.1      News Release dated January 6, 2003



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                                   SIGNATURES

     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                    AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORPORATION

Date: January 6, 2003             By:    /s/  Michael D. DiCandilo
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                                    Name:  Michael D. DiCandilo
                                    Title: Senior Vice President
                                           and Chief Financial Officer




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                                                                    Exhibit 99.1

                                                                    NEWS RELEASE

                           [LOGO OF AMERISOURCEBERGEN]

                           AMERISOURCEBERGEN COMPLETES
                        PURCHASE OF BRIDGE MEDICAL, INC.

    Largest Pharmaceutical Distributor Adds Industry-Leading Bedside Scanning
                                   Capability

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. January 6, 2003--AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC), the
largest pharmaceutical services company in the U.S. dedicated solely to the
pharmaceutical supply chain, today announced the completion of its purchase of
Bridge Medical, Inc., the leading provider of barcode-enabled point-of-care
software designed to reduce medication errors and decrease costs in healthcare
facilities. The acquisition includes a base purchase price of $27 million and
contingent payments of up to $55 million based on Bridge Medical achieving
significant earnings targets in calendar years 2003 and 2004. AmerisourceBergen
expects to pay the base purchase price and any contingent amounts primarily in
shares of its common stock. AmerisourceBergen expects the acquisition to be
neutral to earnings in fiscal 2003 and accretive in fiscal 2004 after the effect
of any contingent payments.

About AmerisourceBergen

AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC) is the largest pharmaceutical services company
 in
the United States dedicated solely to the pharmaceutical supply chain. It is a
leading distributor of pharmaceutical products and services to the hospital
systems/acute care market, alternate care and mail order facilities, physicians,
independent community pharmacies, and regional chain pharmacies. The Company is
also a leader in the institutional pharmacy marketplace. With more than $40
billion in annualized operating revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in
Valley Forge, PA, and employs more than 13,000 people serving over 25,000
customers. For more information, go to www.amerisourcebergen.com.

About Bridge Medical

Founded in 1996, Bridge Medical, Inc., is headquartered in Solana Beach,
California. The company provides robust, affordable, easy-to-use
technology-based patient safety solutions, including its market-leading
MedPointTM and InfoPointTM software. A pioneer in the use of bar code technology
in healthcare, Bridge has been honored for its patient safety solutions and
educational initiatives. For more information, visit www.bridgemedical.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are based on management's
current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in
circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from the expectations
contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may
include statements addressing future financial and operating results of
AmerisourceBergen and the benefits and other aspects of the 2001 merger between
AmeriSource Health Corporation and Bergen Brunswig Corporation.

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ
materially from those described in any forward-looking statements: the risk that
the businesses of AmeriSource and Bergen Brunswig will not be integrated
successfully; failure to obtain and retain expected synergies; and other
economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting the business
of AmerisourceBergen generally.

More detailed information about these factors is set forth in
AmerisourceBergen's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2002.

AmerisourceBergen is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such
obligation to) update or alter any forward-looking statements whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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(C) Copyright 2003 AmerisourceBergen Corporation.