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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Mike Stotz February 10, 2008 email@example.com 847.984.0320 Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. Names Kirby Lester As Designated Vendor Lake Forest, IL (February 10, 2009) – Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. (MSI) today named Kirby Lester, LLC as its Designated Vendor for pharmacy counting technology. Kirby Lester will offer its complete line of automated counting devices to benefit nearly 800 Medicine Shoppe® and Medicap Pharmacy® franchisees. The MSI-Kirby Lester agreement is a natural, says Christopher Thomsen, Kirby Lester’s Vice President of Business Development. “Kirby Lester has enjoyed a long and rewarding relationship with Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacy stores, on an individual store basis. Now we can consolidate our approach to this important group of community pharmacies,” Thomsen notes. “The daily prescription volume and the store layout of so many Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacy stores are tailor-made for Kirby Lester’s unique and complete line of automated prescription dispensing systems. Our compact, affordable, and always-accurate counting systems will bring MSI’s franchisees immediate improvements in workflow, efficiency, affordability and prescription dispensing accuracy.” MSI chooses its Designated Vendors with care, selecting the products and manufacturers that can bring the most benefit to its member pharmacies. “With gold- standard counting technology like Kirby Lester at their side, Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacy franchisees have the freedom and time to provide more personal attention and advice to empower customers with greater confidence in making family health decisions,” says Keith Cook, Vice President of Clinical Operations at MSI. Kirby Lester counting technology is world-renowned for its accuracy and its affordability, an essential combination in today’s economy. Flagship products include: • KL15e: the “gold-standard” tablet counter with an expected ROI in 1-3 months. • KL20: Kirby Lester’s next-generation counting and verification system with two- way interfacing to pharmacy management systems, built-in workflow software, inventory tools, and more. • KL25: simple, hands-free counting technology for high-volume dispensing and pre-packing. ### About Kirby Lester Kirby Lester was established in 1971 and maintains the largest market share of automatic tablet/capsule counter sales in the United States plus 35 other countries. More Kirby Lester counters are used to dispense prescriptions in retail, mail order, hospital and long-term care pharmacies and manufacturing facilities than any other automated counting system; almost 30,000 pharmacies worldwide rely on Kirby Lester for their counting needs…exactly! For more information, contact Kirby Lester at 847.984.3377 or www.kirbylester.com. About Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. Medicine Shoppe International, Inc., www.medicineshoppe.com, a Cardinal Health Company, is one of the largest franchisors of independent community pharmacies in the U.S. In 2003, Medicine Shoppe International acquired Medicap Pharmacies Incorporated www.medicap.com, which franchises independent community pharmacies in the U.S. under the trade name Medicap Pharmacy®. Medicine Shoppe® and Medicap Pharmacy® locations are distinguished for their commitment to providing expert, personalized health care. There are approximately 800 domestic Medicine Shoppe pharmacies and Medicap Pharmacy locations and 400 Medicine Shoppe pharmacies in five other countries.