More than 5,000 attend annual Retail Business Conference as company launches new tools to help independent pharmacies deliver cost-effective, personalized care to more patients
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2009 – To kick off its annual retail pharmacy trade show, Cardinal Health today launched new tools and services designed to help independent retail pharmacies improve local access to quality, cost-effective health care in their communities.
With a conference theme of “A more perfect union,” Cardinal Health used the historic backdrop of the nation’s capitol to underscore its continued commitment to creating successful, long-term partnerships with retail independent pharmacies and to continue to make health care more cost-effective so its customers can focus more time on meeting patient needs.
“As the nation’s health care debate continues to focus on finding the best ways to improve the cost and quality of health care, independent pharmacies play a critical role in providing patients with local access to the personalized health care services they need,” said Mike Kaufmann, CEO of Cardinal Health’s Pharmaceutical segment.
“We remain focused on supporting the long-term success of independent pharmacies by helping them improve efficiency, connect with new patients and deliver the health care services their communities need most.”
Key new offerings introduced at the 2009 Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference include:
About the Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference (RBC)
The Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference (RBC), held July 30 to Aug. 1 in Washington, D.C., provides independent pharmacies and pharmacy franchise owners with the opportunity to network with and learn from thousands of their peers from across the nation while gaining new insights to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their businesses. The annual event provides more than 5,000 attendees – including independent pharmacy owners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other pharmacy industry professionals across the United States – with buying opportunities, continuing education sessions and programs to help improve patient care, efficiency and profitability. For more information, visit www.CardinalHealthRBC.com.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $91 billion, global company serving the health care 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. With a focus on making supply chains more efficient, reducing hospital-acquired infections and breaking the cycle of harmful medication errors, Cardinal Health develops market-leading technologies, including Alaris® IV pumps, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient identification systems, MedMined™ electronic infection surveillance service and VIASYS® respiratory care products. The company also manufactures medical and surgical products and is one of the largest distributors of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies worldwide. Ranked No. 18 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 40,000 people on five continents. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com.