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DIAGNOSTEK TO PROVIDE PHARMACY SERVICES TO COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Diagnostek, Inc. (NYSE: DXK) announced today it was awarded a pharmacy management contract by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Diagnostek, through its HPI Health Care Services, Inc. subsidiary will provide comprehensive pharmacy services for the commonwealth's consolidated health care system, including facilities operated by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Public Health. Presently, the pharmacy service system includes 23 facilities representing in excess of 4,800 beds and serving more than 4,000 patients daily.
 "The goal of this partnership is to improve the quality of care received by patients as well as to reduce pharmacy costs," said Warren Schelling, HPI president and chief operating officer. "Expanded clinical pharmacy activities, more efficient drug dispensing and program standardization all contribute to enhanced patient care and cost savings."
 HPI Health Care Services, with more than 100 clients nationwide, is a division of Diagnostek, Inc. Diagnostek manages prescription drug benefits and pharmacy services for Fortune 500 corporations, health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, national labor unions and acute-care hospitals nationwide.
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