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

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

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NEW YORK, March 18, 2013

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
http://www.myNowClinic.com/RiteAid. The Full Research Report on Assured
Guaranty Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.WallStSource.com/r/full_research_report/ff44_RAD]

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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
http://www.minuteclinic.com/popwarnwer. 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:
[http://www.WallStSource.com/r/full_research_report/f831_CVS]

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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:
[http://www.WallStSource.com/r/full_research_report/8a42_WAG]

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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 1^st,
consumers can visit http://www.GNC.com/TLC 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: [http://www.WallStSource.com/r/full_research_report/5db0_GNC]

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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:
[http://www.WallStSource.com/r/full_research_report/a45e_MCK]

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