Our businesses

Pharmaceutical Segment

Our Pharmaceutical segment consolidates pharmaceuticals from hundreds of manufacturers into site-specific deliveries to retail pharmacies, hospitals, mail-order facilities, physician offices, surgery centers and long-term and other alternate care facilities. Through this segment, Cardinal Health offers the most secure, efficient and economical source of pharmaceuticals, specialty plasma products and value-added services to healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Cardinal Health also operates the world’s largest network of nuclear pharmacies and is expanding its positron emission tomography (PET) agent manufacturing capabilities to support new drug development and the future of personalized medicine. In addition, about 200 hospitals across the U.S. outsource the management of their inpatient pharmacy to Cardinal Health because of our proven expertise and track record of improving efficiency and safety within inpatient pharmacies.

Medical Segment

In addition to delivering medical-surgical products to ambulatory care centers, physician offices, clinical laboratories and hospitals across the U.S. and Canada, the Cardinal Health Medical segment also manufactures high-volume replenishable products such as gloves, gowns, surgical drapes, scrubs and fluid management products. In addition, the Medical segment includes the Cardinal Health surgical and procedural kitting operations that assemble all necessary single-use surgical products and apparel for specific procedures into one kit, allowing clinicians to focus on the patient. The value-added services offered by the Medical segment also reflect the consultative approach that Cardinal Health takes with healthcare providers to improve efficiency and safety across their operations.  

Adoption of the AdvaMed Code of Ethics

The Medical Segment has adopted the AdvaMed Code of Ethics which clarifies and distinguishes between appropriate and inappropriate activity between health care professionals and representatives of AdvaMed member companies.

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