Cardinal Health Specialty Pharmacy, OncoSourceRx, Earns URAC Accreditation

Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions announced today that its specialty pharmacy, OncoSourceRx, has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions announced today that its Specialty Pharmacy, OncoSourceRx, has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

URAC offers the only third-party, voluntary accreditation program of this scope for the pharmacy benefit management and prescription services industries. Its standards were developed by URAC's Pharmacy Advisory Committee, which includes a wide range of stakeholders including employers, consumers, pharmacy consultants, health plans, retail pharmacy, pharmacy benefit management organizations, pharmacy professional organizations, labor and large public purchasing groups.

"We are honored to receive this prestigious accreditation from URAC," said Recie Bomar, vice president of specialty pharmacy for Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions. "We are very pleased to receive this important recognition, which underscores the quality of our work and demonstrates our commitment to complying with national standards for delivering safe and effective specialty pharmacy services."

"By applying for and receiving

Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation, Cardinal Health Specialty Pharmacy, OncoSourceRx,has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and chief executive officer. "Quality health care is crucial to our nation's welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards."

About URAC

URAC is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC's standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

About Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions

Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions provides clinical, reimbursement, technology and distribution services that help health care professionals, payors and pharmaceutical and biotech companies improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of caring for patients who are managing complex diseases. Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions helps customers alleviate day-to-day administrative burdens, optimize business functions and partner to implement new innovations that move their businesses forward. To learn more, visit www.cardinalhealth.com/specialtysolutions.

About Cardinal Health

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $108 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 #21 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health

employs more than 30,000 people

worldwide. More information about the company may be found at

cardinalhealth.com

and

@CardinalHealth

on Twitter.

SOURCE: Cardinal Health Read Recie Bomar's Specialty Pharmacy Times article, "Oncology Drug Management: Technology Solutions"