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Medco, Healthways Launch Center for Health Action to Deliver Optimal Health(TM)
Date:5/20/2008

SAN ANTONIO, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), the nation's leading pharmacy benefit manager, and Healthways (Nasdaq: HWAY), the industry-leading provider of Health and Care(SM) support services, today announced the opening of an innovative new center that will provide personalized support and advocacy services to patients managing health risks and chronic conditions. The Medco Center for Health Action, created in collaboration with Healthways, is uniquely positioned to help people make sustainable lifestyle changes for healthier living.

The Medco Center for Health Action will be staffed by more than 200 employees at capacity and will house both Medco and Healthways colleagues organized into Health Action Teams consisting of nurses, specialist pharmacists, health coaches, benefit specialists and other health specialists. These teams collaborate to deliver superior advocacy and support services early in the management of a chronic illness, and offer behavior management strategies related to lifestyle issues and health risks such as weight management or tobacco use.

"Two years ago, Medco and Healthways formed an alliance to provide an enhanced member experience called Optimal Health(TM), which combines Medco's advanced pharmacy care model and therapy expertise with Healthways' unique approach to health management to provide our clients a more robust service offering," said Kenneth Klepper, president and chief operating officer, Medco. "This Center takes Optimal Healt
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