Affordability, Accessibility & Convenience - Research Report on Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreen, GNC and McKesson

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NEW YORK,  March 18, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Rite Aid
Corporation (NYSE: RAD), CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), Walgreen Company
(NYSE: WAG), GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNC) and McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK).
Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price
targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Rite Aid Corporation Research Report

In line with its continued commitment to providing quality and convenient
medical care and resources, Rite Aid expands its NowClinic Online Care Services.
The services are now available in side 58 additional Rite Aid pharmacies in 
Boston,  Philadelphia,  Baltimore  and  Pittsburgh. "Given the rapidly changing
healthcare landscape, we believe that telehealth services, such as our NowClinic
Online Care service, will play an extremely important role in healthcare of the
future," said  Robert Thompson, Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Pharmacy.
"Rite Aid's NowClinic Online Care services provide customers with convenient,
affordable and efficient access to medical care, whenever and wherever they need
it. We are excited to bring NowClinic Online Care services to our customers in
these markets as part of our continued mission to help them live healthier,
happier lives." Customers can access NowClinic Online Care services 24/7 by
visiting The Full Research Report on
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price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


CVS Caremark Corporation Research Report

CVS Caremark, via MinuteClinic - the largest provider of walk-in medical clinics
in the US - has been named the official sports physical provider of Pop Warner
Little Scholars, a non-profit organization that provides youth football, dance,
and cheerleading programs across the country. Parents of Pop Warner athletes
will have convenient and affordable options to obtain required sports physicals
for their children before they participate in organized activities.
"MinuteClinic is proud to be associated with Pop Warner and the role it plays to
develop young people on the field and in the classroom," said  Nancy Gagliano,
M.D., MinuteClinic Chief Medical Officer. "Safety on the field and in the gym
begins with a pre-participation physical." Pop Warner participants also get  $5 
off sports physicals at the MinuteClinic through the end of the year, by
presenting a coupon, which can be downloaded at The Full Research Report on CVS Caremark
Corporation- including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Walgreen Company Research Report

Evanston, Illinois  will have the nation's first net zero energy retail store,
courtesy of Walgreens. "We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and
leading the retail industry in use of green technology," said  Thomas Connolly,
Walgreens vice president of facilities development. "We are investing in
developing a net-zero store so we can learn the best way to bring these features
to our other stores. Because we operate 8,000 stores, we believe our pursuit of
green technology can have a significant positive impact on the nation's
environment." The store will be utilizing solar panels, wind turbines,
geothermal technology, energy-efficient building materials, LED lighting and
ultra-high efficiency refrigeration. The  Chicago-area location will allow
convenient access for Walgreens engineers based at the company's headquarters in
 Deerfield, Ill., to measure the store's performance for an entire year to
determine if the store reaches its goal of net zero energy use. Engineers
predict that the store will produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes.
The Full Research Report on Walgreens Company - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of
charge at: []


GNC Holdings Inc. Research Report

To help win the battle of the bulge, GNC, the nation's largest specialty
retailer of health, wellness and sports nutrition products, is launching a
12-week challenge designed to help consumers change their eating and exercise
habits for long-term weight management. "At GNC, we understand how difficult it
can be to get started on a weight-loss program that's right for you," said  Tom
Dowd, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer and General Manager
for GNC. "That's why we created Total Lean - a line of products perfect for
anyone on a weight management journey. From delicious meal replacements and
snacks to keep you fuller between meals, to thermogenics to help boost your
metabolism and improve calorie burning, Total Lean offers a comprehensive
weight-loss solution that complements the online tips and tools you'll receive
each week during the Total Lean Challenge." Starting  June 1st, consumers can
visit  to sign up for the Total Lean Challenge for free,
and all entrants can win up to  $25,000  in cash and prizes. The Full Research
Report on  GNC Holdings Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


McKesson Corporation Research Report

McKesson and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) highlights their
long-standing relationship as CMS makes use of McKesson's InterQual Criteria to
support efficient, effective management processes. "McKesson is understandably
proud of our continued relationship with CMS, which supports optimal
decision-making for Medicare beneficiaries," said  Matthew Zubiller, vice
president of Decision Management for McKesson Health Solutions. "InterQual is a
critical component in the care management programs of more than 5,000 payers,
providers and government agencies, forming a common language for evidence-based
discussions of medical appropriateness. As the industry moves steadily toward a
more collaborative system built around improving the quality and cost of
healthcare, CMS continues to recognize the importance of choosing the right
solutions to support that collaboration." The InterQual organizes the criteria
by primary condition, then integrates a wealth of additional information
designed to address relevant complications, co-morbidities and guidelines for
standard treatments. The Full Research Report on McKesson Corporation -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:


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