STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN AND CEO GEORGE BARRETT FORTUNE 21 CARDINAL HEALTH REGARDING FISCAL CLIFF

   STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN AND CEO GEORGE BARRETT FORTUNE 21 CARDINAL HEALTH
                            REGARDING FISCAL CLIFF

PR Newswire

DUBLIN, Ohio, Dec. 10, 2012

DUBLIN, Ohio, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement can be
attributed to George Barrett,

Cardinal Health Chairman and CEO:

"This is a critical time for our nation. While last week's jobs data showed
some encouraging signs, it is clear that consumer confidence remains fragile
and the looming 'fiscal cliff' poses a serious threat to our economic
recovery. We strongly believe that our leaders in Washington must come
together to resolve this issue. We recognize that passions are strong and
that perspectives vary, but it seems clear that getting our nation back on
solid fiscal footing will require compromise on all sides. We believe that
any agreement should include increased revenues and serious steps to slow our
spending on entitlements – necessary to ensure that our national safety net
programs are sustainable for future generations. Now is the time to act. We
urge our leaders to rise above political differences and act with speed."

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

Website: http://www.cardinalhealth.com
Contact: Media: Debbie Mitchell, +1-614-757-6225,
debbie.mitchell@cardinalhealth.com
 
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