Kerr Drug Adds Next Generation Assessment Tool to Health and Wellness Programs

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Raleigh, NC- February 26, 2010- Kerr Drug, a nationally recognized provider of pharmacy and other healthcare related services, is enhancing its health and wellness program with the addition of a revolutionary assessment tool called Know Your Number. The test predicts an individual’s risk of developing chronic, preventable obesity related diseases such as diabetes, stroke and heart disease. Kerr Drug is partnering with Durham, NC based BioSignia to offer the test, and it is only available to customers at Kerr Drug stores in the Triangle. It is not available at any other pharmacy chain nationwide.

“Kerr Drug has a history of innovative healthcare and we believe offering the Know Your Number test continues that tradition,” says Anthony “Tony” Civello, president and CEO of Kerr Drug. “Know Your Number not only provides a reality check of your current health status and disease risk, it also provides a roadmap of how to reduce that risk. It’s a powerful tool to improve the health of our customers.

The Know Your Number test takes a person’s unique health information, including weight, blood pressure, family history, lifestyle habits and key blood values. It then uses BioSignia’s proprietary technology to produce a detailed report on that person’s risk of developing specific diseases. The report also shows a person’s “inner age”, a measure of how fast the internal parts of the body are aging. Obesity, lack of exercise and an unhealthy lifestyle often means a person’s “inner age” is older than their chronological age.

Most importantly, the Know Your Number report provides a personalized roadmap showing what disease risks can be reduced, how to lower your “inner age” and regain lost years of life, and what steps to take to help live a longer, healthier life.

“We are extremely excited at the opportunity to work with one of the most recognized and respected drug chains in the country,” adds John Williams, CEO of BioSignia. “We firmly believe in the power of Know Your Number and the health benefits it will deliver to Kerr Drugs’ customers.”

Kerr Drug has offered the Know Your Number test as part of its corporate wellness programs and in its work with North Carolina state agencies, but it’s now available to in-store customers. The Know Your Number test can be performed with an appointment in about 30 minutes and costs $50. Test results are strictly confidential.

“Kerr Drug’s health centers are designed to guide and empower people to take charge of their health and the Know Your Number test provides a snapshot of where you are in your journey to better health, plus a guide to get where you need to be,” says Civello.

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About Kerr Drug
Kerr Drug is one of the most recognized and respected names in the chain drug industry. With its roots in the Carolinas and headquarters in Raleigh, N.C., Kerr Drug’s strategic direction is founded in its unique ability to provide patients, the medical community, and health plans access to the most comprehensive and convenient health and wellness offering in the industry. With a mission to be the most comprehensive provider of pharmacy and related healthcare services, while continuing to be the most reliable provider of health-related and convenience items, Kerr is currently providing services that far exceed the traditional drug store mix. For more information, please visit www.kerrdrug.com.

About BioSignia
Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, BioSignia is a leading technology company focused on bringing innovative predictive modeling solutions to the preventive health and life insurance markets. At the core of BioSignia’s flagship solution, Know Your Number, is the company’s proprietary synthesis modeling approach to chronic disease risk prediction. In 2004, Biosignia received the Disease Management Association’s of America’s prestigious award for Best Enabling Tool for Disease Management. Since then, the company’s talented R&D team has continued to advance synthesis modeling, continuously updating it to reflect the ever expanding need for effective chronic disease prevention, management and treatment. For more information, visit, www.knowyournumber.com

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