DUBLIN, Ohio, March 17, 2010 — Mike Duffy, executive vice president, global manufacturing and supply chain for Cardinal Health’s Medical segment, today issued the following statement regarding the medical product industry’s adoption of GS1 standards:
Cardinal Health endorses GS1 standards for common location (GLN) and product (GTIN) identifiers as a foundation for the efficient sharing of medical product information among trading partners in the health care supply chain. We believe that the industry-wide adoption of these standards will enhance supply chain visibility, drive opportunities for cost savings and improve patient safety.
Successful, industry-wide adoption of these standards will require cooperation across the health care supply chain. Cardinal Health has and will continue to leverage its deep supply chain expertise to work closely with industry groups and our trading partners to build a roadmap for adoption.
Suppliers and providers interested in learning more about Cardinal Health’s involvement in the medical product industry’s adoption of GS1 standards or assistance in implementing the standards can contact Bill Zimmerman, director of business integration, at 614.652.1416.
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.