NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE LAUNCHES A.D.A.M.’S SPANISH CONTENT ON MEDLINEPLUS

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE LAUNCHES A.D.A.M.’S SPANISH CONTENT ON MEDLINEPLUS



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ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 18, 2002–A.D.A.M., Inc. (Nasdaq: ADAM), a leading publisher of interactive health content, today announced that the National Library of Medicine (NLM), through a multi-year licensing agreement with A.D.A.M., has launched a Spanish version of MEDLINEplus, using A.D.A.M.’s Spanish health information resources.

MEDLINEplus incorporates A.D.A.M.’s critical “toggle” function that allows healthcare practitioners, consumers and patients, to access identical English and Spanish health information with a single click.

Recognizing the need healthcare organizations have to serve the growing Hispanic marketplace, A.D.A.M. has developed a number of products for healthcare organizations to provide to their Spanish-speaking community. The Spanish products available in the new toggle format are culturally-relevant translations of A.D.A.M.’s URAC-accredited, award-winning, proprietary healthcare content.

Making MEDLINEplus information available in Spanish greatly expands NLM’s ability to carry out its mission to communicate with the public. Additionally, non-Spanish-speaking doctors, nurses, librarians, and others looking for Spanish-language materials for their clients, will find the new service to be especially useful. The Web address for MEDLINEplus is http://medlineplus.gov/esp.

“We’re proud that our content is affiliated with such a well-respected and widely referenced information source,” said Kevin Noland, chief operating officer of A.D.A.M., Inc. “The NLM has been one of the most progressive organizations to license our content and they have played an important role in influencing the high quality products we develop for the healthcare segment,” he said.

About The National Library of Medicine

Located in Bethesda, Maryland, the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest library of the health sciences, is a component of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services.

About A.D.A.M., Inc.

Headquartered in Atlanta, A.D.A.M., Inc. (NASDAQ: ADAM) is a leading publisher of interactive, visually engaging health and medical information for healthcare organizations, medical professionals, consumers and students. A.D.A.M. products contain physician-reviewed text, health visuals produced by medically-trained illustrators, and multimedia interactivity to create health information solutions that offer a unique “visual learning” experience in both the healthcare and education markets. A.D.A.M. is a founding member of Hi-Ethics, a coalition of the most widely referenced health websites and information providers committed to developing industry standards for the quality of consumer health information.

In addition, ADAM is the exclusive distributor in the healthcare market of ThePort Network Solution, a new online communications and desktop content delivery technology developed by ThePort Network, Inc., (www.theport.com) of Atlanta, GA. A.D.A.M. also owns an equity interest in ThePort Network, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.adam.com.

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Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in the press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting the Company’s operations, markets, services and related products, prices, and other factors.

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NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE LAUNCHES A.D.A.M.’S SPANISH CONTENT ON MEDLINEPLUS