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Medco Partners with AmeriCares to Rush Donated Medicines to Help Victims of the Haiti Earthquake
Date:1/15/2010

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions Inc., (NYSE: MHS), on behalf of its affiliate companies and the Medco Foundation, today announced the donation of a wide range of critically needed generic medicines to assist in the global humanitarian relief effort for victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

To ensure the medicines quickly reach those in need, Medco is partnering with AmeriCares, a Stamford, Conn.-based nonprofit global disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization.  AmeriCares has been providing humanitarian aid to Haiti since 1984, delivering more than $145 million worth of medical aid and relief to the impoverished country.

Medco, one of the nation's largest purchasers of medicines, identified within its pharmacy inventories the medicines targeted as "most in need" by AmeriCares.  The company will begin sending shipments to Haiti via AmeriCares beginning Saturday, January 16, and will continue to send product as needed.  Among the medicines needed are antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular, diabetes, gastrointestinal and vitamin products.  The donations are being shipped from Medco's automated pharmacies in Willingboro, N.J. and Las Vegas.

In addition, the Medco Foundation is organizing a group of Medco employee healthcare volunteers – pharmacists, nurses and other clinicians – who speak French or Creole to travel to Port-au-Prince to assist in the
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