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Nearly 7,000 Participate in Cardinal Health's Largest-Ever Annual Trade Show for Independent Pharmacies

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 6:40am
Bio-Medicine.Org

LAS VEGAS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health today announced that this week's Retail Business Conference (RBC), its annual, national trade show for independent pharmacies, is the largest in the event's 20+ year history, with nearly 7,000 attendees.

This year's event, taking place July 20-23 in Las Vegas and held at The Palazzo resort hotel, features a 100,000-square-foot trade show floor, highlighting buying opportunities with more than 330 exhibitors. At the event, pharmacists can access more than 50 continuing education courses on topics that can help them improve both their clinical and business operations. They can also access seven, full- or half-day continuing pharmacy education courses, on issues ranging from pharmacy-based immunization delivery to helping patients manage cardiovascular risk.

"We believe this is one of the largest gatherings of retail independent pharmacies in one place, ever," said Steve Lawrence, senior vice president of retail independent sales for Cardinal Health. "RBC is an outstanding opportunity for independent pharmacy owners to network with peers from across the country, tap into more continuing education courses than they'll find anywhere else, and learn about the many ways Cardinal Health can help them improve the efficiency and profitability of their businesses."

Because many community pharmacists bring their families to the show, the event also features "Camp Cardinal Health," which provides children of all ages with four days of age-appropriate, on-and-off site entertainment opportunities and special events.

The company will also highlight its broad array of solutions that help community pharmacies diversify revenue, improve reimbursements, expand marketshare and improve their overall business operations. New services highlighted at this year's RBC include:

  • Enhancements to Cardinal Health's Front-End Product Management solution,

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