Lynx Purchasing Forms Alliance With Bergen Brunswig Medical Corporation

Lynx Purchasing Forms Alliance With Bergen Brunswig Medical Corporation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb.16, 1999–Lynx Purchasing Services, LLC, based in Birmingham, Alabama, announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Bergen Brunswig Medical Corporation to provide customers access to the innovative purchasing programs of Lynx Purchasing Services.

Under the agreement, Bergen Brunswig Medical customers will have access to a complete purchasing system including secure, on-line, Internet based ordering covering the spectrum of purchasing needs for most customers. In addition Bergen Brunswig Medical customers who are Lynx Purchasing Services members will have, at no cost, access to many unique and leading-edge programs not normally offered by medical supply distributors, including everything from office equipment to Internet services.

Keith Berry, a Founder and Principal in Lynx Purchasing, said that, “We are excited to welcome Bergen Brunswig Medical Corporation to our family of Resource Partners. Bergen Brunswig Medical is one of the few companies that meet our criteria for quality in all aspects of their business. We look forward to working with Bergen Brunswig Medical to bring efficient, high quality purchasing services to our mutual customers. Combining the quality and efficiency of our services with the quality and efficiency of the Bergen Brunswig Medical organization will surely result in the best of both worlds for our mutual customers, resulting in lower overall costs of doing business for all parties.”

William J. Elliott, President of Bergen Brunswig Medical Corporation, stated that, “Our alliance with Lynx Purchasing Services underscores our commitment to helping our customers lower their costs of doing business and become more efficient in their operations. We look forward to working with Lynx Purchasing Services to continue to deliver even higher quality products and services to our customers.”

Lynx Purchasing Services, LLC is a purchasing services organization, founded in 1998, based in Birmingham, Alabama with over 2,000 members in 35 states and Canada. Additional information about Lynx Purchasing Services is available at the company web site at http://www.lynxpurchasing.com .

Bergen Brunswig Corporation, a Fortune 200 Company with annualized revenues of $16 billion (excludes bulk shipments to customers’ warehouses), is one of the nation’s leading supply channel management companies, providing pharmaceuticals, medical-surgical and specialty products as well as information management solutions and outsourcing services designed to improve cost-effectiveness and increase value for customers, patients and manufacturers across the entire healthcare spectrum. The company also develops disease-specific treatment protocols and pharmacoeconomic initiatives to assist in the reduction of overall healthcare costs while improving disease management and outcomes.

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