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Cardinal taps Calla for industry relations role


DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health announced the appointment of Nick Calla to the role of VP industry relations, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions. According to the company, Calla will focus on the creation of specialty pharmacy programs that connect manufacturers with its retail independent pharmacies — including the development of the Specialty Pharmacy Alliance, a specialty resource center.


Before joining Cardinal Health, Calla served as VP trade relations for the Community Specialty Pharmacy Network, where he was in charge of business development and relationship management with manufacturers around the country. He also worked for Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy for seven years, as well as director of clinical programs and network administration for Eckerd Health Services.


Additionally, Nick also was president and general manager of Oncology Pathways, a group purchase organization founded by the UPMC Cancer Center and Medmark Specialty Pharmacy. His experience working with the pharmaceutical manufacturing and retail pharmacy communities will be a great asset to the team.


Calla earned his bachelors of pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a juris doctorate from Duquesne University. He has completed fellowship programs at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California and Harvard University. 

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