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Premier Purchasing Partners (Charlotte, North Carolina) reported that FFF Enterprises (Temecula, California) will continue to be distributor of all Premier plasma and recombinant products for the next five years.

The Premier healthcare alliance initiated a new plasma and recombinant program earlier in 2006 to stabilize product availability and increase flexibility as well as help contain members’ costs in a product area where tight supplies are prevalent.

“The Premier plasma program along with FFF Enterprises, makes certain that unused portions of individual Premier member allocations go into a Premier pool which become available to other members who may have unmet needs,” said Premier Pharmacy VP Bryant Mangum . “Our group effort helps to protect product availability for all members.”

Premier members enrolled in the program receive preferential access to plasma-derived and recombinant products from all the major suppliers: the BioScience Division of Baxter Healthcare (Deerfield, Illinois); Grifols Biologicals (Los Angeles); Talecris Biotherapeutics (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina); and ZLB Behring (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania).

As Premier’s authorized distributor, FFF Enterprises manages the supply and distribution of plasma and recombinant products.

The 60-month agreement, which became effective Monday, is available to acute care and continuum of care markets.