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Oncology Physician Resource (OPR) Extends Agreement With OTN and Onmark as Oncology Services Partner

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- OTN, a leading physician services company and one of the largest distributors of products and services to the community physician market, and Onmark, a national group purchasing organization (GPO) for community-based practices, today announced that Oncology Physician Resource (OPR) has extended its existing partnership with OTN and Onmark for another year. Under the extended agreement, which is worth more than $200 million, OTN and Onmark will continue to provide OPR members with a wealth of oncology services, including drug distribution resources, technology and practice management solutions, clinical services, educational opportunities and GPO services.

OPR is a professional limited liability company owned by physician members who are dedicated to strengthening oncology practices through optimizing operational efficiencies and maximizing purchasing power. OPR represents approximately 100 oncologists in 42 practices at 77 sites located primarily in Michigan.

"We are continuing our successful partnership with OTN and Onmark because we are very pleased with their outstanding customer service, competitive pricing and commitment to innovation. We look forward to extending our relationship to continue to provide value to our OPR members," said Philip Stella, M.D., President and CEO of OPR.

OTN provides the broadest set of services, technology, pharmaceuticals, supportive care products and medical/surgical supplies to physicians practicing in the community-treatment setting. Under the extended agreement, OPR's members will continue to have access to OTN's Lynx(R) oncology-specific, web-based technology platform, which includes Lynx Mobile(TM), Lynx EMR(TM), Lynx Station,(TM) Lynx Practice Manager(TM); and other practice management tools, including Lynx Practice Intelligence(TM) Reports.

Through Onmark, OPR members will continue to have access to competitive contracts for oncology drugs from 17 leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, exclusive discounts and practice optimization services, including Onmark Regimen Profiler(TM), a web-based tool that helps practices and patients understand financial and clinical information for commonly used oncology treatment regimens. OPR practices can utilize Onmark's numerous education and support programs, as well as clinical webcasts and teleconferences, and clinical advisory boards.

"OPR's decision to continue its partnership with OTN is a testament to our solid track record of delivering products, technology and services to support the most cost-effective and highest-quality care, and to preserve the community-based treatment setting for oncology patients," said Gena Cook, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, OTN. "OTN continues to be focused on providing a broad set of customized solutions to physicians who practice in the community-based treatment setting. Customers like OPR recognize our dedication to the physician community and the value OTN brings to their practices."

About OTN

OTN, a McKesson Specialty company, is a leading physician services company that provides a broad set of customized solutions, including technology, pharmaceuticals, supportive care products and medical/surgical supplies, to physicians who practice in the community-based treatment setting. Through its innovative Lynx(R) technology platform, practice management tools and unsurpassed customer service, OTN helps physicians remain independent and improve practice efficiency while enabling them to focus on providing optimal patient care. OTN's specialty pharmacy, provides physicians and their patients with efficient delivery of medications to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, infertility and other chronic conditions requiring the latest intravenous, injectable and oral medicines. OTN's affiliated group purchasing organization, Onmark, offers its members competitive contracts for oncology drugs and medical/surgical supplies, practice management tools and educational programs. OTN recently was named to the 2007 InformationWeek 500 and ranked #9 among companies in the healthcare industry and #102 among all 500 ranked companies. For more information, please visit

About Onmark

Onmark, a McKesson Specialty company, is a leading national group purchasing organization (GPO) for community-based practices. It is one of the largest GPOs in the community-based setting, with more than 2,400 members representing more than 4,000 physicians and over $6 billion in annual drug purchases. Through strategic relationships with OTN, pharmaceutical companies and industry experts, Onmark provides its members with access to a full portfolio of competitive contracts for pharmaceutical products and medical/surgical supplies, the most aggressive pricing available through OTN, practice management resources, clinical tools and educational programs. For information about the products, services and programs available to Onmark members, visit

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