gloves made from a proprietary, latex-free material; new Presource(R)
surgical kits for cosmetic procedures and to help prevent central line
infections; the LTV 1150 ventilator for home use; and CareFusion(TM)
Transfusion Verification with Rapid Infusion for use in hospital
-- Signing an exclusive marketing agreement with Sentry Data Systems to
offer eligible hospitals and health care facilities technology services
that help cost-efficiently extend care to the uninsured and
underinsured under the federal 340B Drug Pricing program.
-- Launching the $1 million, Cardinal Health Patient Safety Challenge
Grant program to support initiatives to improve safety in U.S.
hospitals. More than 700 hospitals responded to the challenge and are
competing for 30 to 40 grants.
-- Breaking ground on a $50 million expansion of the company's
headquarters in Ohio to consolidate its Healthcare Supply Chain
Cardinal Health reiterated its fiscal 2008 guidance range of $3.95 to $4.15 for non-GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations. In addition, the company revised the outlook for its Healthcare Supply Chain Services- Pharmaceutical segment, which is now expected to grow profit during the year below its long term goal of 7 to 10 percent growth. Cardinal Health previously said profit growth for this segment was expected to be in line with the long term range.
Cardinal Health will host a conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m.
EST to discuss the results. To access the call and corresponding slide
presentation, go to the Investor page at http://www.cardinalhealth.com. The
conference call may also be accessed by calling 617-213-4857, passcode
21392080. An audio replay will be available u
|SOURCE Cardinal Health, Inc.|
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