Omnicare: Advanced Care Scripts to Provide Specialty Pharmacy Services for Otezla® (apremilast)

  Omnicare: Advanced Care Scripts to Provide Specialty Pharmacy Services for
                             Otezla® (apremilast)

ORLANDO, June 11, 2014 - Advanced Care Scripts (ACS), a division of Omnicare
Specialty Care Group (SCG), announced today that it has been added to the
limited distribution network for Celgene's Otezla^® (apremilast).

Otezlais indicated for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic
arthritis. Otezla can help reduce symptoms of psoriatic arthritis such as
joint swelling and tenderness, and joint pain. Otezla is the first FDA
approved oral therapy for this condition.

ACS has proven experience in successfully managing and dispensing specialty
medications, making us an ideal partner for Celgene and distributor of Otezla.
Our expertise providing access and reimbursement support allows us to help
navigate insurance benefits and find available financial assistance for
patients. ACS' services are coordinated to simplify the reimbursement and
delivery of biotech therapies used to treat numerous disease states, including
chronic inflammatory diseases, auto-immune disorders, cancer, infectious
diseases, multiple sclerosis and hemophilia.

"Early detection and treatment of psoriatic arthritis is crucial, and we are
proud to play a role in helping patients achieve access to Otezla," said Amit
Jain, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "ACS is pleased to partner
with Celgene to dispense this new oral treatment option, which can help reduce
symptoms and improve physical functioning in patients with this condition."

About Omnicare Specialty Care Group

Omnicare Specialty Care Group (SCG) is a division of Omnicare, Inc., a Fortune
500 company and provider of comprehensive pharmaceutical services based in
Cincinnati, Ohio. Omnicare SCG is a combination of synergistic tenured
companies with a focused approach to pharmaceutical brand solutions. Together,
Omnicare SCG brings specialists in reimbursement methods, clinicians practiced
in medication therapy management for chronic disease states, and distribution
channel expertise. Solutions are tailored to drive product access by solving
challenges faced by patients and their caregivers, physicians, payers and
manufacturers. Custom programs are led by a single management team across the
organizational platforms, allowing coordination of resources and assets to
support positive outcomes for our patients. For more information, visit
www.omnicarescg.com.

About Advanced Care Scripts

Advanced Care Scripts, a specialty pharmacy, manages and dispenses specialty
medications and products nationwide. It coordinates services beginning with
the prescriber to simplify reimbursement and delivery of biotech therapies
used to treat cancer, infectious diseases, auto-immune disorders, multiple
sclerosis, hemophilia, and other disease states. Its customer service and
comprehensive patient care model provides compliance and adherence support and
cost-effective solutions for all classes of specialty medications.

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Contacts:
Media/Investors:
Patrick C. Lee
(513) 719-1507
patrick.lee@omnicare.com

Business:
Amit Jain
(859) 547-6245
amit.jain@omnicare.com

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