Henry Schein Inc was incorporated in Delaware in December 1992. The Company is engaged in offering a selection of products and services and value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high quality care. The Company operates through a centralized and automated distribution network with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special order items. It also offers its customers technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services. The Company conducts its business through two reportable segments: health care distribution and technology and value-added services. The health care distribution reportable segment aggregates its dental, animal health and medical operating segments. This segment consists of consumable products, small equipment, laboratory products, large equipment, equipment repair services, branded and generic pharmaceuticals, vaccines, surgical products, diagnostic tests, infection-control products and vitamins. The Company's technology and value-added services group provides software, technology and other value-added services to health care practitioners. Its technology group offerings include practice management software systems for dental and medical practitioners and animal health clinics. The Company's value-added practice solutions include financial services on a non-recourse basis, e-services, practice technology, network and hardware services, as well as continuing education services for practitioners. The Company's competitors include the GACD Group, Pluradent AG & Co., Lifco AB, Planmeca Oy, Billericay Dental Supply Co. Ltd., National Veterinary Services and Alcyon SA. The Company's business is subject to local, state, federal and foreign governmental laws and regulations applicable to the distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The Company's businesses are subject to various additional federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations, including with respect to the sale, transportation, storage, handling and disposal of hazardous or potentially hazardous substances, and safe working conditions. Its businesses are also subject to requirements of similar and other foreign governmental laws and regulations affecting its operations abroad.
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