FFF Enterprises Launches Influenza Vaccine Innovation - MyFluVaccine Provider Network

Oct 3, 2007 Media Release

Nation’s largest distributor of immune globulins and influenza vaccines reaches supply channel achievement in its twentieth anniversary year.

TEMECULA, Calif., October 3, 2007 - FFF Enterprises Inc., the nation’s largest distributor of influenza vaccines and human plasma products, today launched its newest influenza vaccine innovation, the MyFluVaccine Network™ for vaccination providers. FFF is now accepting applications to MyFluVaccine Network from licensed influenza vaccine providers. The MyFluVaccine Network gives member healthcare providers access to influenza vaccine consumers, while reducing the risks historically associated with influenza vaccine acquisition.

“Historically, healthcare providers have assumed some risks when ordering influenza vaccine for their patients,” explained Patrick M. Schmidt, FFF’s president and CEO. “Providers had to wait to find out when they’d receive the vaccine and how much they’d receive, and, in the meantime, they would often lose their patients to whichever facility received vaccine first. When we launched MyFluVaccine.com in 2006, we gave providers, for the first time, the ability to select specific delivery dates for their vaccine. Now, with MyFluVaccine Network, we give providers another innovation that connects them directly with healthcare consumers who are highly motivated to receive the vaccination for themselves and their loved ones, and allows them to conveniently schedule their shots online. This eliminates the frustration of searching their local communities for a provider with vaccine.”

To alert consumers to the availability of influenza vaccination through the MyFluVaccine Network, FFF Enterprises has teamed with Novartis Vaccines to market directly to consumers through a nationwide, multimillion dollar advertising campaign. The campaign promotes the health benefits of annual influenza vaccination and directs consumers to the MyFluVaccine.com website to schedule an appointment. Consumer scheduling begins Tuesday, October 9, 2007.

Although FFF continues to offer traditional influenza vaccine ordering, the company encourages vaccine providers to evaluate the benefits of being able to plan vaccination clinics with confidence, while reducing the risks of providing an important influenza prevention service to healthcare consumers.

A leading influenza vaccine distributor, FFF is a multidimensional healthcare corporation, dedicated to Helping Healthcare Care™. Consistent with FFF's well-established Guaranteed Channel Integrity™, FFF buys vaccine only from manufacturers and ships only to healthcare providers, protecting the vaccine and patients from the risks of product diversion, counterfeiting and irresponsible pricing.

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About FFF Enterprises
FFF Enterprises, founded in 1988, is a multidimensional healthcare company, delivering innovative solutions in biopharmaceutical management and distribution, health information management and consumer healthcare services. FFF is the nation's largest supplier of biopharmaceuticals, plasma products, vaccines and clinical trial drugs. Customers of FFF's four divisions include members of the leading U.S. acute care and non-acute care group purchasing organizations, public health agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, contract research organizations, managed healthcare and consumers.

FFF's unique distribution business model has institutionalized Guaranteed Channel Integrity™, which reflects the company's commitment to purchase only from manufacturers and ship only to healthcare providers. This protects products from secondary and gray markets and promotes patient safety.