DUBLIN, Ohio, Dec. 2, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Cardinal Health today announced that Carrie Cox will serve on the company's board of directors, effective immediately.
Cox, 52, most recently served as executive vice president and president of global pharmaceuticals at Schering-Plough Corp. She completed her tenure with the company at the close of its merger with Merck last month.
Prior to her term at Schering-Plough, Cox served as president of Pharmacia Corp.'s global pharmaceutical business. She had joined Pharmacia's predecessor company, Pharmacia & Upjohn, in 1997 and held a number of positions of increasing responsibility there.
"Carrie brings an extraordinary range of experiences from her 30 years in biopharmaceuticals and health care," said George S. Barrett, chairman and chief executive officer of Cardinal Health. "We are very excited to be able to draw on her perspectives and insights as we continue to execute on our strategic vision."
Cox has received numerous industry awards, and FORTUNE magazine named her to its list of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" on six separate occasions, including five consecutive years since 2005. She is a member of the board of directors of Texas Instruments, a member of the Health Policy and Management Executive Council at the Harvard School of Public Health and a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Cox received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1981.
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 cardinalhealth.com.
SOURCE: Cardinal Health, Inc.