NU Online News Service, Sept. 27, 2004, 2:35 p.m. EDT

Prescription Solutions, Costa Mesa, Calif., has hired Dr. Joseph Addiego to be its chief medical officer.[@@]

Prescription Solutions is a unit of PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., Cypress, Calif., that manages pharmacy benefits.

Addiego has a medical degree from the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco, and now serves as a clinical professor of pediatrics there. He has served as chief medical officer of Caremark Inc., Nashville, Tenn., one of Prescription Solutions’ former competitors.