"We continued to execute well during our second quarter and performed ahead of our expectations," said David Schlotterbeck, chairman and CEO of CareFusion. "Hospital capital spending made modest improvements during the quarter and we continued to win key customer contracts. We also benefited in our respiratory business from government and hospital flu preparedness planning.
"As I look ahead to the second half of the fiscal year, we will make progress on our long-term plans for growth, stepping up our investments in R&D and sales and marketing to grow our key franchises and extend into important market adjacencies."
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