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MEDCO RESEARCH NAMES HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS; WILLIAM M. BARTLETT TO ALSO SERVE AS CONSULTANT

 MEDCO RESEARCH NAMES HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS;
 WILLIAM M. BARTLETT TO ALSO SERVE AS CONSULTANT
 LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Medco Research, Inc. (AMEX: MRE) today announced the appointment of William M. Bartlett, an executive who has held senior management positions with several major health care companies, to its board of directors and also named him a consultant to the company.
 Mr. Bartlett, age 59, has served as President of the V. Mueller Surgical Instrument Division of American Hospital Supply Corporation and as President and Chief Executive Officer of G. D. Searle & Co.'s Medical Products Group, where he was also corporate vice president of the parent company. Mr. Bartlett also was president and chief executive officer of Kewaunee Scientific Corporation, a leading manufacturer of scientific laboratory furniture and equipment. The executive now does consulting work based in Chicago.
 Mr. Bartlett graduated in 1954 from the School of Engineering at Duke University, in Durham, N.C., and currently serves on the Dean's Council of that school.
 "Bill Bartlett's addition now brings the number of Medco board members to seven and his experience and skills will contribute substantially to Medco," said Dr. Rudolph H. Nisi, Medco's chairman of the board.
 "As a consultant to Medco, Mr. Bartlett will assist in the areas of corporate strategic planning and business development," said Archie W. Prestayko, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, adding that "we are delighted that his expertise will be available to us as Medco goes forward."
 Medco Research is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the acquisition, research and development of new prescription drugs for the diagnosis or treatment of certain cardiovascular diseases and cancer."
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 /CONTACT: Archie W. Prestayko, Ph.D. of Medco Research, Inc., 213-966-4148/
 (MRE) CO: Medco Research, Inc. ST: California IN: MTC SU: PER


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