Cardinal Health

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Cardinal Health, Inc., based in Dublin, Ohio, is the second-largest distributor of drugs and medical supplies in the U.S. (after number one McKesson). It distributes prescriptions and medical supplies to pharmacies, hospitals and doctor offices. [1]

In 2007, sales were US$86.8 billion with profits of US$1.9 billion. Top competitors are AmerisourceBergen and McKesson. [1]

Political contributions

Cardinal Health gave $214,500 to federal candidates in the 2006 election through its political action committee - 24% to Democrats and 76% to Republicans. [2]


The company spent $1,036,400 for lobbying in the first half of 2007. [3]


Key executives and 2007 pay: [4]

Selected members of the Board of Directors: [8]

Contact details

7000 Cardinal Place
Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614-757-5000


Related SourceWatch articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 Cardinal Health Profile, Hoovers, accessed January 2008.
  2. 2006 PAC Summary Data, Open Secrets, accessed January 2008.
  3. Cardinal Health lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed January 2008.
  4. Executive leadership team, Cardinal Health, accessed January 2008.
  5. R Kerry Clark, Forbes, accessed January 2008.
  6. Jeffrey W Henderson, Forbes, accessed January 2008.
  7. David L Schlotterbeck, Forbes, accessed January 2008.
  8. Board of Directors, Cardinal Health, accessed January 2008.
  9. Robert D Walter, Forbes, accessed January 2008.

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