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Patrick E. Lupinetti To Join First Databank As Vice President And Editorial Director, Government And Pricing Services


First DataBank today announced that Patrick E. Lupinetti will join the company on January 8, 2008 as Vice President and Editorial Director, Government and Pricing Services. Lupinetti currently serves as Director of the Special Projects Unit, Medical Fraud Control, of the Office of the New York State Attorney General. Lupinetti will be based in the company’s corporate headquarters in San Bruno, California.

In this newly-created role, Lupinetti will have responsibility for the publishing of all First DataBank current and new forms of data and information related to drug pricing and for overseeing and enhancing the company’s customer and supplier relationships with various Federal government agencies and respective State Medicaid programs.

“I am delighted that Pat Lupinetti has decided to join us in this key role,” said Don Nielsen, M.D., President, First DataBank. “Pat’s extensive knowledge and understanding of drug pricing reimbursement practices, combined with his personal objectivity and fairness, will help guide our editorial policy going forward and bring added strength to our leadership team in our pursuit of world class business processes and data quality,” he continued. “Additionally, Pat has strong existing relationships with various state and federal agencies, many of whom are key customers of First DataBank, which will also help guide and strengthen our relationships in this important market segment.”

“My work on pharmaceutical pricing issues has made it clear to me that accurate, verifiable and clearly defined drug pricing data is fundamentally necessary for a fair and rational marketplace,” said Patrick Lupinetti. “The opportunity to work for First DataBank permits me to apply what I have learned to contribute to the development of such a marketplace.”

Prior to joining First DataBank, Mr. Lupinetti served for 21 years in the Office of the New York State Attorney General. In the last decade he directed the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit where he planned and supervised numerous fraud and abuse investigations involving personal care providers, hospitals and nursing homes. In this role, Lupinetti, joining with other Attorney Generals, also participated in and directed investigations related to national drug pricing issues.

Lupinetti is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law in New York City and was admitted to the New York State Bar in February, 1980. He received a B.A. degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia where he graduated magna cum laude, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Rhodes Scholar Finalist.

About First DataBank

First DataBank, a subsidiary of Hearst Corporation, drives patient safety and healthcare quality by providing drug databases that are used within information systems that touch every aspect of healthcare. For 30 years, we have partnered with system developers to integrate and optimize our drug information to improve user workflow and enhance clinical decision making by those entrusted with treating patients at the point-of-need. For more information about First DataBank, call 800-633-3453 or visit (

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