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Cardinal Health Statement Regarding Temporary Restraining Order to Avoid Disruption in Controlled Medicine Shipments From Florida

DUBLIN, Ohio, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Cardinal Health was granted a temporary restraining order against the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) immediate suspension order of its Lakeland, Fla. DEA registration.

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Reggie B. Walton granted the temporary restraining order that allows Cardinal Health to immediately resume shipments of controlled medicines from its Lakeland facility to hospital and pharmacy customers pending a preliminary injunction hearing currently scheduled for February 13.

The order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is available here:

About Cardinal Health

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $103 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while  reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 60,000 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. Ranked #19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.


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