updated 1/4/2011 8:16:12 AM ET 2011-01-04T13:16:12

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armada Health Care, LLC (Armada), the nation's largest specialty pharmacy contracting organization, announced today that President George W. Bush will deliver the keynote address at the Seventh Annual Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit. The Armada Summit is considered one of the top conferences in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry.









President George W. Bush to Deliver Keynote Address at the 2011 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit




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George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, was sworn into office on January 20, 2001 and served as Commander in Chief for two consecutive terms. Before his presidency, he served for six years as Governor of the State of Texas. Since leaving office, President Bush has focused his attention on developing the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. At its core, the Bush Center will be guided by the same principles that defined the presidency of George W. Bush: freedom, opportunity, responsibility, and compassion. On the morning of January 21, 2009, former President Bush began writing his memoir. In Decision Points (released on November 9, 2010), he offers a strikingly personal and candid account of the most defining decisions of his personal life and his presidency.

The Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit is scheduled for May 10-13, 2011, at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas and is expected to draw more than 1,500 attendees and hundreds of organizations representing the majority of
the nation's specialty pharmacy industry. Lawrence S. Irene, CEO of Armada, stated, "We are honored that President Bush will be speaking at our conference. As the largest gathering of industry stakeholders, our annual meeting offers the ideal agenda to gain a valuable insight into the rapidly growing specialty pharmacy channel. One of the many highlights of our conference will certainly be the keynote address by President Bush."

About the Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit

Since the inaugural gathering six years ago, the Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit has grown more than fifty-fold in attendance. This "best in class" venue and robust agenda offers every attendee a genuine opportunity to gain important knowledge about the rapidly growing specialty pharmacy channel. The Armada Summit provides a multitude of scheduled events including: valuable business sessions, productive meetings, ample exhibit hours and educational seminars with CE Credits. The conference format is meticulously designed to allow each attendee the opportunity to network with healthcare executives and establish strong business relationships with other industry associates. Upon conclusion, participants will depart having gained a new and meaningful industry insight that transfers today's specialty pharmacy trends into tomorrow's successful business opportunities. Scheduled for May 10-13, 2011, participants will include owners, senior executives, sales and marketing directors, medical directors and other key representatives from specialty pharmacy providers, third-party payers, pharmaceutical/biotech manufacturers, national distributors, and other industry organizations. Registration is now open and available online through www.armadasummit.com .

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About Armada Health Care (Armada)

Armada has built the nation's largest specialty pharmacy contracting organization for comprehensive and cost effective access to the nation's $100 billion specialty pharmacy industry. Armada offers the market a total channel management solution through customized patient service programs, prescription-data-management services and unique purchasing agreements. Armada programs benefit specialty pharmacy providers, pharmaceutical/biotech manufacturers, national payers, wholesale distributors and most important, specialty patients.

For more information about Armada, please visit www.armadahealthcare.com .

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CONTACT:  Armada Health Care
          Mr. Chris Benz, Director of Marketing
          973-564-8004
          chris.benz@armadahealthcare.com

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