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US Oncology Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Results
Date:2/28/2008

ed to as a "whistle-blower" lawsuit. The details of this suit are not publicly available or disclosable at the current time since qui tam complaints are filed on a confidential basis with a United States federal court. The DOJ has not made a decision on the merits of the whistle-blower's claim. The Company intends to continue to investigate and vigorously defend itself against this claim. Based upon its present understanding of the nature and scope of the claim and investigation, the Company does not expect this claim to have a material adverse effect on its operations or financial condition, however our expectation could change as we receive more information.

On July 30, 2007, CMS issued a national coverage decision ("NCD") establishing criteria for reimbursement by Medicare for ESA usage which is expected to continue to lead to a significant decline in utilization of these drugs by oncologists, including those affiliated with US Oncology. The NCD is expected to continue to adversely impact the revenues and operating income of the Company, particularly in its medical oncology segment, as well as reduce cash flow available for debt service and capital expenditures. Because the NCD relates to specific clinical determinations in connection with administration of ESAs and we do not make clinical decisions for affiliated physicians, analysis of the financial impact of the NCD is a complex process and continues to be closely monitored. As part of the Company's evaluation of the impact of the NCD, management evaluated the recoverability of certain management service agreement intangible assets and goodwill. Management's analysis did not result in an impairment of these assets in 2007. As the financial impact of the NCD continues to evolve, additional assessments may be necessary in subsequent quarters. In addition, the Oncology Drug Advisory Committee of the FDA ("ODAC") is scheduled to meet on March 13, 2008, to further consider the use of ESAs in oncology. A numb
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