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Cardinal Health Awarded Multi-year Surgical Glove Contract with Novation

DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 29, 2009 — Cardinal Health today announced that it has signed a three-year, multi-source surgical glove supply agreement with Novation, one of the nation’s largest group purchasing organizations.

Under the terms of the agreement, effective Jan. 1, 2010, Cardinal Health will become a provider of surgical gloves to more than 25,000 members and affiliates of VHA and University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and more than 15,000 Provista members.

“Cardinal Health has built a solid partnership with Novation through our product and service offerings across a wide range of product categories, and we look forward to partnering with their members in yet another capacity,” said Tom Kapfer, president of the medical supply chain businesses for Cardinal Health. “Our innovative gloving solutions offer Novation’s members the ultimate combination of protection and comfort for a wide variety of different surgical procedures and personal preferences."

Cardinal Health has been a global manufacturer of medical gloves for more than 40 years and is a market leader in both surgical and examination gloves.

About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a Fortune 18 health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals and ambulatory care sites focus on patient care while reducing costs, improving efficiency and quality, and increasing profitability. As one of the largest health care companies in the world, Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 40,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation’s largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at

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