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RxElite Awarded Anesthetic Gases Multi-Source Contract by Premier Inc., a Purchasing Network for More than 1,500 U.S. Hospitals and 49,000 Other Healthcare Sites

MERIDIAN, Idaho, March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RxElite, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: RXEI), a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of specialty generic prescription drug products, today announced the signing of a multi-source contract award with Premier, Inc. for the sale of RxElite's anesthetic gas products, Sevoflurane and Isoflurane. RxElite was awarded this multi-source contract listing for all classes of trade and the company's anesthetic gas products are immediately available to all Premier members. Sevoflurane is the most commonly used anesthetic gas in the United States and Isoflurane continues to be widely used in anesthesia practice.

"This contract has delivered significant value to the Premier members that have already implemented it and we look forward to continuing to drive value for all Premier members," stated Jonathan Houssian, CEO of RxElite.

RxElite anesthetic gases are manufactured by Minrad International, Inc., a leader in the innovation of anesthesia. RxElite holds the exclusive distribution rights for Minrad produced anesthetic gases for the human market in the United States.

About RxElite, Inc

RxElite, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets generic prescription drug products in specialty generic markets. These markets include products in the areas of anesthesia and sterile liquid dose drugs (including respiratory inhalation drugs, ophthalmics, and injectable drugs).

About Premier, Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient -- Serving 1,700 U.S. hospitals and more than 49,000 other healthcare sites, the Premier healthcare alliance and its members are transforming healthcare together. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates one of the leading healthcare purchasing networks and the nation's most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information. A subsidiary operates one of the nation's largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups. A world leader in helping healthcare providers deliver dramatic improvements in care, Premier is working with the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, and Washington. For more information, visit . Established to improve the health of communities, Premier and its members are transforming healthcare together.

About Minrad International, Inc.

Minrad International, Inc. is an interventional pain management company with real-time image guidance and anesthesia and analgesia product lines. The real-time image guidance products facilitate minimally invasive surgery especially for pain management and have broad applications in orthopedics, neurosurgery, and interventional radiology. These devices enable medical professionals to improve the accuracy of interventional procedures and reduce radiation exposure. Minrad International also manufactures and markets generic inhalation anesthetics for use in connection with human and veterinary surgical procedures. The company is developing a drug/drug delivery system for conscious sedation, which, similar to nitrous oxide in dental surgery, provides a patient with pain relief without loss of consciousness. Additional information can be found at the company's website, .

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