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 News Release - June 1, 2006

Cardinal Health Completes Acquisition of the Pharmaceutical Wholesale Distribution Business From the F. Dohmen Co.

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 1 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Cardinal Health, the leading provider of products and services supporting the health-care industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition of the pharmaceutical wholesale distribution businesses from The F. Dohmen Co. and certain of its subsidiaries. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The F. Dohmen Co. is a privately held family-owned health care services corporation, headquartered in Germantown, Wisconsin. With revenue of approximately $1.7 billion, The F. Dohmen Co. is the fifth largest pharmaceutical distributor in the U.S. and serves more than 2,400 independent pharmacy and retail-chain customers in the Upper Midwestern, Central, Southern and Southeast States.

With this acquisition, Cardinal Health has enhanced its wide range of products and services for the independent retail pharmacy market. The organizations' complementary capabilities will help independent retail pharmacies continue to improve their operations and grow.

About Cardinal Health

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH ) is a $75 billion, global company serving the health-care industry with a broad portfolio of products and services. Through its diverse offering, Cardinal Health delivers integrated health-care solutions that help customers reduce their costs, improve efficiency and deliver better care to patients. The company manufactures, packages and distributes pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, offers a range of clinical services and develops automation products that improve the management and delivery of supplies and medication for hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies. Ranked No. 19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 55,000 people on six continents. More information about the company may be found at .

Source: Cardinal Health

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