Cardinal Health Releases New Smart Thermometer Technology; Alaris Tri-Site Thermometer Integrates Smart "Adaptive" Algorithm And Dual Probe Configuration For Improved Clinical Efficiency

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 9, 2005--Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:CAH), a leading provider of products and services supporting the health care industry, announced today the release of the Alaris(R) Tri-Site Thermometer, an innovative new tool for temperature measurement. The Alaris(R) Tri-Site Thermometer features a new smart "adaptive" algorithm that adjusts to the heat transfer characteristics of the appropriate body site, thus providing fast and reliable temperature predictions without dependence on the patient's age. The Alaris(R) Tri-Site Thermometer comes standard with backlight, pulse timer, anti-theft protection, long cords and a three-year limited warranty. Additionally, Cardinal Health offers the Alaris(R) Tri-Site Thermometer as dual integrated probes for environments where oral, axillary or rectal measurement decisions often occur at the bedside. Only Cardinal Health offers an integrated dual probe design.

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