McKesson's vision is to help create a healthcare system where quality is higher, mistakes are fewer and costs are lower. As the nation's leading healthcare services company, we provide pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and technologies that make healthcare safer while reducing costs. McKesson touches virtually every aspect of healthcare. For instance, McKesson: Is the largest pharmaceutical distributor in North America. Every day we distribute one-third of the medicines used in North America, supplying more than 25,000 U.S. healthcare locations from Wal-Mart to the Department of Veterans Affairs to community pharmacies. Is the nation's leading healthcare IT company, with software and hardware technology installed in more than half of the nation's hospitals with greater than 200 beds. Provides decision support software to help physicians determine the best possible clinical diagnosis and treatment plans for patients. Develops and installs electronic systems that eliminate the need for paper prescriptions and paper medical records and provides physicians with easy and secure online access to patient information. Helps prevent more than 96,000 medication errors every week through bar-code scanning technology that helps to ensure the right patient gets the right drug at the right time. Healthcare is in our genes. McKesson is America's oldest and largest healthcare services company, with its pharmaceutical wholesaling roots dating back more than 173 years. In fact, the company created the first national drug distribution system. Today, McKesson is the largest pharmaceutical distributor in North America, delivering more than a third of all medicines used daily by pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes and doctors' offices. For more about McKesson's history, as well as all of our current businesses, please see our online media kit. By combining its industry-leading technology and scale with unsurpassed clinical knowledge, McKesson is helping healthcare providers deliver better, safer care while reducing unnecessary costs. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., McKesson employs 25,000 people across the nation and around the world dedicated to delivering vital medicines, medical supplies and health information technology solutions that touch the lives of patients in every healthcare setting.