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Drug Topics Hires Former Agency Exec to Lead Publication.

MONTVALE, N.J. -- Drug Topics, the leading pharmacy newsmagazine, today announced that Joe Laborsky has been named Publisher of Drug Topics.

Mr. Laborsky joins Advanstar Communications Inc. from an impressive career on the agency and pharmacy side of the healthcare industry. Previously, he held top executive-level positions at Torre Lazur Medical Advertising, Sudler & Hennessy Inc., as well as the former Ferguson 2000 now Adient. A Registered Pharmacist, Mr. Laborsky received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., and still maintains his New Jersey licensure.

"We are pleased that a talent in so many critical areas of our business will be leading the staff of Drug Topics as we enter our 150th year in publication with the number one ranking in all critical measures," said Steve Morris, Executive Vice President Advanstar Life Sciences Group.

Most recently, Mr. Laborsky co-founded Delta Point Inc., a training and consulting organization for pharmaceutical sales staff development.

About Advanstar Communications Inc.:

Advanstar Communications Inc. (www.advanstar.com) is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. Advanstar serves business professionals and consumers in these industries with its portfolio of 81 events, 58 publications and directories, 125 electronic publications and Web sites, as well as educational and direct marketing products and services. Market leading brands and a commitment to delivering innovative, quality products and services enables Advanstar to "Connect Our Customers With Theirs." Advanstar has roughly 1,000 employees and currently operates from multiple offices in North America and Europe.

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