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Cardinal Health
1430 Waukegan Road
McGaw Park
IL 60085
[t] 001-800-964-5227
Cardinal Health is an $87 billion, global company serving the healthcare industry with products and services that help hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies reduce costs, improve safety, productivity and profitability, and deliver better care to patients.

Cardinal Health focuses on making supply chains more efficient, reducing hospital-acquired infections and breaking the cycle of harmful medication errors.

The company’s product offerings include Alaris IV pumps, Pyxis automated dispensing systems, MedMined electronic infection surveillance service, Viasys respiratory care products and the CareFusion patient identification system. The company also manufactures medical and surgical products and is one of the largest distributors of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies worldwide.

Cardinal Health employs more than 40,000 people across five continents.
Cardinal Health helps community pharmacies to improve patients accesss to specialty medications
09 August, 2013
Cardinal Health is launching the Specialty Pharmacy Alliance, a new suite of services that make it easier for community pharmacies to improve their patients' access to and compliance with specialty medications, which usually require specialised handling, dispensing, administration and patient counselling services.
Cardinal Health launches new outpatient pharmacy services
11 July, 2012
Cardinal Health is introducing new services that help hospitals use outpatient pharmacies to address two of the their most significant challenges: how to expand the quality care they provide to patients and how to increase revenue.
Cardinal Health extends radiopharmaceutical manufacturing network in USA
12 June, 2012
Cardinal Health is planing to open three new cyclotrons across the USA, further expanding the company's nationwide capability to manufacture molecular imaging drugs that aid in the early diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of cancer, neurological disorders and heart disease.
Cardinal Health unveils new nuclear medicine technology enhancements
11 June, 2012
Cardinal Health is introducing new technology enhancements that make it possible for hospital nuclear medicine departments and imaging centres to seamlessly improve data integration and the overall efficiency of their operations.
Cardinal Health to manufacture Eli Lilly brain imaging agent
05 June, 2012
Cardinal Health plans to manufacture and distribute Amyvid, Eli Lilly and company's new diagnostic imaging agent that aids in the evaluation of adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer's Disease and other causes of cognitive decline.
New diagnostic procedure trays help boost efficiency
03 February, 2012
Cardinal Health is launching the company's new range of standard diagnostic procedure trays designed to help increase efficiencies and minimise waste in acute drainage, biopsy and basic diagnostic procedures.
Cardinal Health partners Cook for vascular access kitting sets
01 February, 2012
Cardinal Health and Cook Medical are signing a two-year, exclusive agreement for the North American distribution of Cook Medical central venous catheter (CVC) sets with Cardinal Health Presource customizable procedural kits - providing clinicians with advanced technology the flexibility of customization for their vascular access needs.
Infusion room management tool reduces administrative hassles
10 January, 2012
Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions launches InfusaTrack, a Web-based infusion room management tool that makes it easier for community rheumatology practices to offer in-office infusion therapy services to patients.
Unit-dose, barcoded packaging targets oral liquid medications
06 December, 2011
Cardinal Health unveils a unit-dose, barcoded packaging solution for oral liquid medications that are not currently commercially available in unit-dose form.
Sterile latex powder-free surgical gloves benefit from emollient coating
02 November, 2011
Cardinal Health launches the company's new Protexis Latex Blue with Neu-Thera sterile latex powder-free surgical gloves with emollient coating.
Cardinal Health unveils latex, powder-free, hydrogel surgical gloves
29 September, 2011
Cardinal Health is launching the company's new Protexis Latex Hydrogel surgical gloves which are sterile latex, powder-free surgical gloves with hydrogel coating.
Clinical study pinpoints SurgiCount Safety-Sponge patient safety benefits
20 January, 2011
Results of a multi-year, independent clinical research study on retained surgical sponges shows that the institution implementing the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System eliminated the occurrence of retained surgical sponges and the costs associated with these preventable surgical errors.
Cardinal Health collaborates with UW to advance molecular imaging
08 June, 2010
Cardinal Health and the University of Washington (UW) are collaborating in an innovative public-private project designed to advance the use of molecular imaging in clinical investigations and trials.
Online toolkit helps combat prescription medication abuse
12 April, 2010
A new online toolkit, developed by The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy with funding from the Cardinal Health Foundation, is aiming to help pharmacists work with concerned citizens, local schools and civic organizations to fight prescription medication abuse.
Clinical trial investigates diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease
30 March, 2010
More than 100 clinical centres and more than 700 patients are participating in a Phase III clinical trial that is testing whether Avid Radiopharmaceuticals’ molecular imaging agent Florbetapir F 18 can detect Alzheimer’s disease in living patients.
Cardinal Health partners Genascis to improve ambulatory surgery centre efficiency
15 February, 2010
Cardinal Health is partnering Genascis to help ambulatory surgery centres improve operational efficiency and overall cost effectiveness by combining Cardinal Health’s expertise in improving supply chain management with industry-leading revenue cycle management services from Genascis.
Cardinal Health unveils new inventory management solution tools
11 January, 2010
Cardinal Health introduces new tools to help hospital and independent laboratories simplify inventory management and better control and track spending on supplies so they can improve overall cost effectiveness and free up staff time to focus on patient needs.
Cardinal Health signs barcode technology deal with Patient Safety Technologies
20 November, 2009
Cardinal Health and Patient Safety Technologies enter into a five-year exclusive distribution agreement to co-market the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System, which helps prevent retention of sponges and towels unintentionally left in patients during surgical procedures.
Cardinal Health looks to acquire assets of Biotech
05 August, 2009
Cardinal Health agrees to acquire the assets of privately held Biotech, an operator of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) cyclotrons and nuclear pharmacies in the Southwestern United States.
Cardinal Health expands cardiac imaging agent
15 June, 2009
Cardinal Health unveils an expanded portfolio of cardiac imaging agent products that offers Myoview, Cardiolite and a new generic sestamibi product.
SmartGown surgical gown passes AAMI Level 4 requirements
08 May, 2009
Cardinal Health's SmartGown has been proven to be the only breathable, fully impervious surgical gown to pass the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Level 4 requirements.
Cardinal Health supports advance medical imaging investment in Ohio
01 May, 2009
The Ohio State University, Cardinal Health and Ohio Third Frontier are collaborating to invest more than $10 million to help shape the future of the medical diagnostic industry by combining Ohio State's Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging research capabilities and Cardinal Health's manufacturing and commercialization expertise for molecular imaging agents.
Cardinal Health unveils verification system to track breast milk in neonatal settings
20 April, 2009
Cardinal Health launches a new application to improve infant safety in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) through positive verification of a mother-to-child match for breast milk given in the newborn nursery setting.
Cardinal Health to supply MedAxiom medical-surgical and laboratory equipment
20 April, 2009
Cardinal Health signs a three-year agreement to offer its medical-surgical, pharmaceutical and laboratory supplies to the more than 5,400 cardiologists served by MedAxiom, a service provider and networking resource serving academic, hospital and physician-owned cardiology practices.
New syringe offers easier storage in automated medication dispensing machines
27 March, 2009
Cardinal Health launches a new syringe with an innovative design that allows for easier storage in automated medication dispensing machines.
Cardinal Health opens radiopharmaceuticals production facility in Nebraska, USA
18 March, 2009
Cardinal Health opens a new facility in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, that manufactures radiopharmaceuticals, which gives local physicians new tools that aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Cardinal Health unveils nine products improve safety within operating rooms
18 March, 2009
Cardinal Health launches nine new products targeted to improve the safety and efficiency within operating rooms, including high-performance surgical scrubs, a high-tech mobile fluid management system, advances in automated medical supply dispensing and new surgical instruments.
Cardinal Health agrees to distribute RF Surgical Detection System in the USA
13 March, 2009
Cardinal Health is to distribute the RF Surgical Detection System to hospitals, surgery centres and other health care distributors in the USA as part of its Presource surgical kits and as a stand-alone offering.
Cardinal Health and FDA agree to amend consent decree for infusion pump
18 February, 2009
Cardinal Health has reached agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding an amended consent decree for the company’s infusion pump products.
Cardinal Health focuses on patient safety with CareFusion business
16 February, 2009
CareFusion will be the name of the medical technology company that will be formed through the proposed spinoff of Cardinal Health’s clinical and medical products businesses.
Cardinal Health partners SourceMedical to offer an order management tool
16 January, 2009
Cardinal Health is partnering with SourceMedical, a leading provider of outpatient information management solutions, to offer ambulatory surgery centre customers SourcePlus PCX, an EDI-enabled order management and supply chain forecasting tool.
Cardinal Health unveils new medication safety solutions
08 December, 2008
Cardinal Health has launched the Pyxis MedStation 4000 medication and infusion management platform and an industry-first Performance Analytics Service that provides hospitals with customised, actionable recommendations to help improve medication safety.
Texas Hospital Association endorses Cardinal Health's MedMined tool to combat HAIs
05 December, 2008
Hospitals across Texas have a new way to safeguard patients and combat deadly health care associated infections (HAIs) thanks to Cardinal Health and the Texas Hospital Association (THA).
Cardinal Health and SRI/Surgical Express agree disposable surgical kit supply deal
02 December, 2008
Cardinal Health and SRI/Surgical Express have signed a five-year supply and co-marketing agreement to offer surgical kits that include disposable health care products from Cardinal Health and reusable health care products from SRI Surgical.
Capsule and Cardinal Health collaborate to promote connectivity solutions
21 October, 2008
Cardinal Health and Capsule, a leader in medical device connectivity, have signed an agreement that promotes connectivity between Cardinal Health ventilators and hospital information systems using Capsule connectivity solutions.
Cardinal Health launches online training site for pharmacies
25 September, 2008
Cardinal Health has launched myPharmacyTrainer, a proprietary online training site that helps independent pharmacies coach their employees to deliver better patient care, improve customer loyalty and increase sales.
Cardinal Health to offer grants to fund patient safety initiatives
18 September, 2008
The Cardinal Health Foundation will award more than $1 million in funding to help US hospitals, health systems and community health clinics improve patient safety and health care quality.
Cardinal sells MedSystems business to Linden
02 September, 2008
Cardinal Health has completed the sale of its MedSystems business to Linden, a healthcare and life sciences private equity company.
Cardinal Health agrees three-year deal to supply Prime Therapeutics
01 August, 2008
Cardinal Health has signed a three-year agreement with Prime Therapeutics, one of the USA's leading pharmacy benefit managers, to serve as its primary supply chain partner for branded and generic pharmaceuticals.
Cardinal Health agrees Presource custom procedure packs deal with Premier
16 July, 2008
Cardinal Health has signed an agreement to offer Presource custom procedure packs and Convertors surgical drapes and gowns to the 2,000 US hospitals and 53,000 other health care sites that are members of Premier, one of the USA’s largest group purchasing organizations.
Cardinal Health consolidates businesses to reduce costs and focus resources
08 July, 2008
Cardinal Health is to consolidate its businesses into two primary operating and reporting segments to reduce costs and align resources with the specific needs of each segment.
Online tool helps hospitals view medical supply dispensing performance data
25 June, 2008
Cardinal Health has introduced an online tool for hospitals to view automated medical supply dispensing performance data that quickly identifies opportunities to improve the efficiency of the supply chain.
Cardinal Health support clinical drug trials by expanding PET Nuclear Pharmacy Services
17 June, 2008
Cardinal Health is to begin manufacturing, compounding and distributing Positron Emission Tomography (PET) radiopharmaceuticals for clinical trials.
Cardinal Health launches combined medication, medical supply management solution
10 June, 2008
Cardinal Health has launched a new system that utilises the company’s market-leading dispensing technologies to enable clinicians access to a patient’s medications and medical supplies from one system.
HAI summit aims to promote zero tolerance approach
06 June, 2008
Cardinal Health is to host the inaugural Chasing Zero Summit in a move that reflects its continued commitment to fighting the spread and impact of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).
Cardinal Health acquires Enturia to expand infection prevention portfolio
15 May, 2008
Cardinal Health has completed the acquisition of assets of privately held Enturia, the manufacturer of infection prevention products sold under the ChloraPrep brand name.
Cardinal Health issues recall for Hydrox alcohol-free mouthwash
08 May, 2008
A voluntary recall has been issued for an alcohol-free mouthwash manufactured by Hydrox and labelled with the Cardinal Health brand name and covers individual mouthwash bottles as well as those contained within Cardinal Health Presource kits.
New benchmarking tool helps Alabama Hospitals compare infection prevention performance
30 April, 2008
Cardinal Health has introduced a new benchmarking tool from MedMined services that allow hospitals to compare risk-adjusted infection rates in each unit of a hospital to peer units in similar hospitals to help identify best practices and areas for improvement.
Cardinal Health funds major patient safety hospital programmes across the USA
11 April, 2008
Cardinal Health has awarded grants totalling $1 million for new and innovative programmes at 34 US hospitals, health systems and community health clinics.
Cardinal Health signs three-year pharmaceutical dispensing agreement with TCGRx
11 April, 2008
Cardinal Health has signed a three-year agreement with TCGRx to offer automated pharmaceutical storage and dispensing systems that improve operational efficiency and dispensing accuracy for long term care pharmacies.
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