Rx products and services

Generic Rx Purchasing Program

SOURCE is a high-quality, single-source, customized generic pharmaceutical program.

SOURCE is a comprehensive generics program that is managed to the industry's highest standards by a team of experts. The program consists of nearly 2,000 single-sourced generic pharmaceutical products that make up 95 percent of the average retail pharmacy's product needs.

SOURCE benefits pharmacies by offering:

  • Increasing profitability and gross margin
  • Prices 30 to 40 percent below WAC
  • Low contract cost and high reimbursement
  • Decreasing inventory costs
  • Proven NDC consistency
  • Low item switch rate
  • Same product, same color and same shape
  • High serviceability
  • A consistent, high service level
  • More than 1,980 single-sourced generic items
  • The highest quality products
  • Highest available product rating and patient preference

Branded Rx Purchasing Program 

ChainADVANTAGE provides one of the largest offerings of manufacturer contracts in the industry.

ChainADVANTAGE is a comprehensive branded pharmaceutical program that builds customer loyalty while maximizing profit potential. The program features more than 200 high-quality, fast-moving branded products and one of the largest offerings of manufacturer contracts in the industry.

ChainADVANTAGE benefits pharmacies by providing:

  • Increasing profitability and gross margin
  • Off-invoice and rebate savings on market-share contracts
  • Third-party reimbursements
  • Competitive pricing
  • Unequaled product availability
  • More than 200 high-quality, fast-moving branded products
  • The largest offering of manufacturer contracts in the industry

Repackaging Program

ProfitPak is the largest repackaging program in the industry, reducing costs through the repackaging of high-volume pharmaceuticals.

ProfitPak lets pharmacies take advantage of Cardinal Health's tremendous buying power by repackaging high-volume pharmaceutical products into convenient, faster-turning sizes. The results are significantly lower acquisition costs when compared to with manufacturers' equivalent sizes, and higher profits for the pharmacy.

ProfitPak benefits pharmacies by offering:

  • Increasing profitability and gross margin, especially on third-party prescriptions
  • 2-percent average savings on between 5 and 7 percent of the pharmacy's branded-product purchases - more than $1,000 per year
  • Bulk savings without bulk purchases
  • Unsurpassed product availability
  • The largest repackaging program in the industry
  • More than 180 branded items, including 27 controlled drugs and 6 CII items
  • High-volume items monitored for sell-through to patients
  • The highest quality products
  • The packaging of products in compliance with FDA Good Manufacturing Practices by Cardinal Health Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution
  • Inclusion of the original manufacturers' package inserts with the repackaged product

Newly Released Rx Products

First Script is an auto-ship program for newly released brand and generic pharmaceuticals.

First Script automatic shipment program gives pharmacies immediate access to newly released brand name and generic pharmaceutical products. First Script customers receive new releases as soon as the FDA approves the product and it's available in Cardinal Health pharmaceutical distribution centers, enabling them to be first in their communities to offer the product to customers.

First Script benefits pharmacies by providing: 

  • Increasing profitability and gross margin
  • More than $1,000 average annual program savings
  • Off-invoice savings
  • Free goods on select non-exclusive generics*
  • The extension of 90-day dating
  • Automatic distribution
  • New item notification forms faxed to pharmacies prior to product being received- faxes sent to First Script members in the wee hours of the morning to avoid disruptions during busy pharmacy working hours
  • Products that are available when patients need them
  • No lost sales because items are not stocked

Quick-Ship Program 

RAPIDistribution is a quick-ship program for newly released, highly-demanded brand and generic pharmaceuticals.

The RAPIDistribution quick-ship program allows pharmacists to have immediate access to newly released brand-name and generic pharmaceutical products.

RAPIDistribution distinguishes itself from other programs by providing pharmacists with new releases within 48 hours of FDA approval.

RAPIDistribution benefits pharmacists by: 

  • Increasing profitability and gross margin
  • Providing more than $500 average annual program savings
  • Allowing off-invoice savings
  • Offering free goods on select non-exclusive generics*
  • Extending 90-day dating
  • Providing automatic distribution