Washington, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                  CURENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

            Date of Report (Date of earliest reported) July 25, 2002

                               Owens & Minor, Inc.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its chapter)

           Virginia                          1-9810                     54-1701843
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 (State or other jurisdiction              (Commission                (IRS Employer
       of incorporation                    File Number)             Identification No.)

        4800 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Virginia                         23060
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     (Address of principal executive offices)                     (Zip Code)

 Registrant's telephone number, including area code    (804) 747-9794

Item 5.  Other Events

On July 23, 2002, Owens & Minor, Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release
attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, which is incorporated by reference herein,
reporting a seven year information technology and services agreement with Perot
Systems Corporation.

Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

         (c)  Exhibits.
              99.1  Press Release by the Company on July 23, 2002.


       Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                            OWENS & MINOR, INC.

Date: July 25, 2002                         By:   /s/ Drew St.J. Carneal
                                                   Name: Drew St.J. Carneal
                                                   Title: Senior Vice President
                                                            & General Counsel