Paul Demery , Chief Technology Editor
A.D.A.M.`s Health and Wellness Suite Will Enable Leading Drugstore Chain to Provide a Greater Depth and Variety of Health Information to Its Web Site Users
ATLANTA - May 8, 2006 - A.D.A.M., Inc. (NASDAQ: ADAM) today announced that Walgreen Co. (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG - News), the nation`s largest drugstore chain, has licensed its health and wellness suite of products to help further position the Walgreens.com site as a trusted resource for health consumers. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
A.D.A.M.`s health and wellness suite provides information for every stage of care and features interactive and multimedia tools like health and wellness-related articles, in-depth care guides, health calculators and health risk assessments. The addition of these tools to Walgreens current Web site will significantly increase the depth and variety of health information - including Spanish-language health content - available to site users, thus providing more of an opportunity for these individuals to improve or maintain their health.
"We selected A.D.A.M. because the company has an excellent reputation for offering reliable and comprehensive health content, and the material will appeal to a wide variety of audiences," said Tim McCauley, director of e-commerce for Walgreen Co. "With this expanded content, we are confident Walgreens.com will meet the growing need for online, reliable health information from a trusted source."
"With the growth of consumer-directed healthcare, more and more consumers are using the Web as a resource for health and wellness, and we applaud Walgreens decision to expand its offering to include more interactive and multimedia tools," said Greg Juhn, A.D.A.M.`s senior vice president of product strategy. "We feel these tools will not only help the company retain existing site users, but also attract new users."
About Walgreen Co.
Walgreen Co. (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) is the nation`s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2005 sales of $42.2 billion. The company operates 5,193 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico. Walgreens also provides additional services to pharmacy patients and prescription drug and medical plans through Walgreens Health Initiatives (a pharmacy benefit manager), Walgreens Mail Service, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy and Walgreens Home Care. The Walgreens Health Library is available at www.walgreens.com/library.
For more than a decade, A.D.A.M.`s unique, visually engaging health content, decision support tools and educational products have been helping millions of people "get smart" about their health and wellness. With one of the largest consumer-oriented medical information libraries in the world, A.D.A.M. markets its solutions to leading healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations, government, employers, and educational institutions. These innovative products empower consumers with the information they need to effectively participate in consumer directed health plans, make positive changes in behavior and improve overall health. To learn more about A.D.A.M., visit www.adam.com or call 1-800-408-ADAM.
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