Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. Names Jeff Foreman Vice President, Vendor Solutions

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. (MSI), a Cardinal Health company (NYSE:CAH) and the leading national franchisor of independent retail pharmacies, recently named Jeff Foreman vice president of vendor solutions for MSI. Foreman will be responsible for MSI's Vendor Solutions Department which assists franchisees for both of MSI's franchise pharmacy systems – Medicine Shoppe® Pharmacies and Medicap Pharmacy® Stores. Foreman, a pharmacist, will lead MSI's Vendor Solutions Department to continue working with primary vendors to develop relationships that maximize services, support and cost savings, and provide value for MSI's franchisees. Prior to coming to MSI, Foreman was a pharmacy regional manager at Wal-Mart® where he was responsible for pharmacy operations and developing personnel within the region. During his tenure at Wal-Mart, Foreman also was a pharmacy operations coordinator where he worked closely with marketing, communications, merchandising, systems, training, professional services and other divisions in the company to develop and complete projects. "The experience Jeff brings will be invaluable to MSI," said Terry Burnside, president of MSI. "We are excited to welcome Jeff to MSI and are happy to have his expertise on board to continue growing and improving our pharmacy Systems." Foreman graduated with a pharmacy degree from Ferris State University. After receiving his degree, Foreman was a pharmacist for both an independent pharmacy and a chain pharmacy system. About Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. (www.medicineshoppe.com), a Cardinal Health Company, is the largest franchisor of independent community pharmacies in the U.S. In 2003, Medicine Shoppe International acquired Medicap Pharmacies Incorporated (www.medicap.com), which franchises independent community pharmacies in the U.S. under the trade name Medicap Pharmacy®. Medicine Shoppe® Pharmacies and Medicap Pharmacy® locations are distinguished for their commitment to providing expert, personalized health care. There are more than 1,000 domestic Medicine Shoppe® Pharmacies and Medicap Pharmacy® locations and more than 300 pharmacies in six other countries. About Cardinal Health Cardinal Health, Inc. (www.cardinal.com) is the leading provider of products and services supporting the health care industry. Cardinal Health develops, manufactures, packages and markets products for patient care; develops drug-delivery technologies; distributes pharmaceuticals and medical, surgical and laboratory supplies; and offers consulting and other services that improve quality and efficiency in health care. Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health employs more than 55,000 people on six continents and produces annual revenues of more than $75 billion. Cardinal Health is ranked No.16 on the current Fortune 500. Except for historical information, all other information in this news release consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, anticipated or implied. The most significant of these uncertainties are described in Cardinal Health's Form 10-K, Form 8-K and Form 10-Q reports (including all amendments to those reports) and exhibits to those reports, and include (but are not limited to) the costs, difficulties, and uncertainties related to the integration of acquired businesses, the loss of one or more key customer or supplier relationships or changes to the terms of those relationships, changes in the distribution patterns or reimbursement rates for health-care products and/or services, the results, consequences, effects or timing of any inquiry or investigation by any regulatory authority or any legal and administrative proceedings, the effects, timing or success of restructuring programs or plans, the impact of previously announced restatements, and general economic and market conditions. Cardinal Health undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.

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