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Novis Pharmaceuticals, LLC Announces Appointment of John J. Arlotta as Chairman


10/24/2008 8:01:06 AM

MIAMI, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- NOVIS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that healthcare industry veteran John J. Arlotta has been appointed Chairman of the Board. The appointment was announced during the most recent NOVIS Board of Directors meeting and is effective immediately.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081023/CLTH043LOGO )

"I am very excited to take on this role at NOVIS, and I look forward to helping the company achieve its aggressive strategic goals," said Mr. Arlotta. He added, "I am also very impressed with the management team that has been assembled at NOVIS, and I am excited to have the opportunity to assist them in achieving their vision for the company."

Thomas E. Burke III, President and CEO of NOVIS, said, "We are thrilled and honored to have John join our team. John's career has been exemplified by dramatic growth and an unwavering commitment to patient safety and customer service. I look forward to working with John as we create new partnerships, expand our product line, and further establish NOVIS as the vendor of choice for specialty therapeutics."

Mr. Arlotta has more than 30 years experience in the pharmacy services industry, most recently as Chairman, President and CEO of Coram Inc., a leading provider of specialty infusion and pharmacy distribution services that was acquired by Apria Healthcare Group in December 2007. Previously, he served as the President and CEO of NeighborCare, a Baltimore based public company and provider of pharmaceutical products and services to nursing homes. Mr. Arlotta's experience also includes five years as President and COO of Caremark Rx, ten years as owner and manager of HealthCall, and fifteen years at Baxter International. Mr. Arlotta is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, is married with three adult children and currently lives in Denver, Colorado. In 2008, Mr. Arlotta purchased the Minnesota Swarm professional indoor lacrosse franchise.

About NOVIS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

NOVIS Pharmaceuticals is a leading distributor of specialty therapeutics. Through superior customer service and innovative technology solutions, the company provides safe, timely and economical access to critical medications. Based in Miami, FL, and supported by strategically located centers throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, NOVIS is a privately held company. For more information, please visit http://www.novispharma.com .




CONTACT: Jason Kilgour of NOVIS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., +1-303-502-7926,
pr@novispharma.com

Web site: http://www.novispharma.com/



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