Accenture Helps Form RFID Industry Group in Pharmaceutical

February 20, 2004

Businesswire press release: Accenture Helps Form RFID Industry Group To Evaluate Technology's Value In Pharmaceutical Industry

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 2004--Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the formation of a group of industry leaders that will work together to evaluate the potential of new radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to enhance pharmaceutical product manufacturing, distribution and retail operations within the United States.

Accenture is serving as program manager for the group of pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and retailers, which includes Abbott Laboratories, Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cardinal Health, CVS Pharmacy, Johnson & Johnson, McKesson, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Rite Aid and others. Additionally, the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) and National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) are supporting the group by providing their members with additional information and education-related opportunities for this program.


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