Omnicare : Jim Flood Joins Omnicare as Vice President of Government Relations CINCINNATI, January 16, 2013 - Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE: OCR) announced today that experienced healthcare policy advocate, former federal prosecutor and past President of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, James G. Flood, has joined the Company as Vice President of Government Relations. Mr. Flood will strengthen Omnicare's government relations team in Washington, D.C. and coordinate with Omnicare executives to help advocate for public policies that provide for improved health outcomes through increased patient accessibility of cost-effective pharmaceutical services. "We are very pleased to have someone of Jim's caliber and unique breadth of experience join the Omnicare team," said John L. Workman, Omnicare's Chief Executive Officer. "Jim will be a strong asset as we focus on continuing to cultivate our relationships with Congress and healthcare regulatory agencies. His knowledge of the intricacies of healthcare policy will help us continue to ensure our patients' interests are represented in the geriatric and specialty care markets." Mr. Flood joins Omnicare after six years with the national law and government relations firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, where he represented Fortune 500 healthcare companies and trade associations before Congress and the federal government. In this role, he started the Coalition for Patient Safety and Medicine Integrity, a group of pharmaceutical companies, PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Security Institute and other stakeholders which resulted in the successful enactment by Congress in 2012 of the Safe Doses Act, a new federal criminal law providing law enforcement with new tools and raising penalties for committing large scale medical product cargo theft. Prior to joining Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, Mr. Flood served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia in the Fraud Section investigating and prosecuting white collar crime. Prior to that, he served as Counsel to Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia investigating and prosecuting a wide variety of criminal cases. Mr. Flood previously served as a private practice attorney at the healthcare regulatory law firm Reed Smith. Mr. Flood is a Past President of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and received his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and his law degree at the Georgetown University Law Center. About Omnicare Omnicare, Inc., a Fortune 400 company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, provides comprehensive pharmaceutical services to patients and providers across North America. As the market-leader in professional pharmacy, related consulting and data management services for skilled nursing, assisted living and other chronic care institutions, Omnicare leverages its unparalleled clinical insight into the geriatric market along with some of the industry's most innovative technological capabilities to the benefit of its long-term care customers. Omnicare also provides key commercialization services for the bio-pharmaceutical industry and end-of-life disease management through its Specialty Care Group. For more information, visit www.omnicare.com. # # # Contact: Media: Ed Loyd (513) 719-0808 email@example.com Investors: Patrick C. Lee (513) 719-1507 firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Omnicare via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1670712
Omnicare : Jim Flood Joins Omnicare as Vice President of Government Relations
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