Cardinal Health is a health care services company specializing in the distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 100,000 locations in the U.S. and abroad. Cardinal also specializes in the manufacture of medical and surgical products. During the coronavirus pandemic, the company collaborated
with industry partners and the U.S. government to help provide essential workers with personal protective equipment such as gloves and masks. In recent years, the company has faced thousands of lawsuits over its alleged role in the nationwide opioid crisis. In 2019, Cardinal agreed to pay
upwards of $5.63 billion in settlement claims in opioid-related lawsuits, as well as to provide free distribution of drugs used to treat overdoses.