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Hospitals, healthcare providers to benefit from new Premier agreements for standard hypodermic products

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for standard hypodermic products have been awarded to Becton Dickinson and Company of Franklin Lakes, N.J.; Tyco Healthcare of Mansfield, Mass.; Medefil Inc. of Glendale Heights, Ill., a minority business enterprise; and NeoMed Inc. of Woodstock, Ga., a small business enterprise.

Effective October 1, 2010, the agreements are available to acute care and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,400 U.S. hospitals and 70,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to achieve high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has offices in San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington. http://www.premierinc.com SOURCE: Premier CONTACT: Premier healthcare alliance Tanya Bowman, 704-733-5231 tanya_bowman@premierinc.com Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

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Medical Supplies SUBJECT CODE: Contract/Agreement