Cardinal Health Logo -Cardinal Health is a pharmaceutical company in the United States with corporate headquarters in Dublin , Ohio . The company is in financial index S & P 500 listed. Cardinal Health is in addition to the company McKesson, the largest pharmaceutical companies in the United States.
The company was founded in 1971 under the name of Cardinal Foods, based in Columbus, Ohio, by Robert D. Walter as a food wholesaler. In 1979 the company acquired the pharmaceutical company Bailey Drug Company and sold under the company name drugs Cardinal Distribution, Incorporated . Cardinal Health sold alongside drugs and medical devices and their equipment for hospitals, clinics and health centers. Cardinal Health employs approximately 59,000 people in 26 countries and 350 locations worldwide (as of 2007).