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The largest association of independent nuclear pharmacies in the U.S. is accusing Cardinal Health (CAH), a major pharmaceutical wholesaler, of using front companies to win government contracts that are usually set aside for small businesses owned by disabled military veterans.

In a whistleblower lawsuit, United Pharmacy Partners alleged the wholesaler hid behind companies that were designated as service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses to illegally avoid competitive bidding for government contracts to supply radiopharmaceuticals.

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