Businesses in Central Ohio say they’re preparing for what could be an especially large influenza outbreak this year.
Dublin-based Cardinal Health says its Clinical and Medical Products unit will eliminate 1,300 jobs, with most of the cuts made during the next six months, as hospitals cut back on equipment purchases. Cardinal plans to spin the unit off later this year.
Cardinal Health says it will cut 4,200 jobs and says it expects earnings to drop 15 percent in the first half of 2005. The Dublin-based medical products and services company also says it plans to close 25 offices worldwide.