Prestigious Awards, Expansion Projects, Savings Programs, Extended Contracts and Financial Results - Research Report on

 Prestigious Awards, Expansion Projects, Savings Programs, Extended Contracts
   and Financial Results - Research Report on Walgreens, McKesson, Cardinal
                          Health, GNC, and Patterson

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NEW YORK, August 28, 2013

NEW YORK, August 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Walgreen
Co. (NYSE: WAG), McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK), Cardinal Health, Inc.
(NYSE: CAH), GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNC), and Patterson Companies Inc.
(NASDAQ: PDCO). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

Walgreen Co. Research Report

On July 22, 2013, Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) announced that it has recently
entered into an agreement to help lower overall medical costs for specialty
infusion patients in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. According to the
Company, the site of care optimization program allows patients on specialty
infusion medications to visit a Walgreens alternate treatment site or receive
care in their home at a lower out-of-pocket cost. Mike Ellis, Walgreens' Vice
President of Specialty Pharmacy and Infusion, commented, "Through this
agreement with Regence, patients receiving high-cost specialty medications can
receive treatment in their home, or in our alternate treatment sites. With our
clinicians, expertise and multiple points of care, we are playing an important
role in the health care continuum." The Full Research Report on Walgreen Co. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-24/WAG]

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McKesson Corporation Research Report

On July 19, 2013, McKesson Corporation (McKesson) announced that HealthTrust
has renewed its contract with McKesson Automation, ensuring that its member
hospitals and health systems have continued access to a full portfolio of
central pharmacy and point-of-care pharmacy automation solutions and services.
The Company reported that McKesson will continue to offer HealthTrust member
organizations a comprehensive menu of customizable pharmacy automation options
that are designed to meet each facility's unique requirements, helping
facilities manage their pharmacy operations and inventory more safely and
efficiently. The solutions included in the extended agreement are - the new
MedCarousel vertical storage and retrieval system; the new MedShelf-Rx
inventory management software; NarcStation narcotics control system; PACMED
high-speed medication packager; PROmanager-Rx robotic dispensing system for
unite-dose, oral solid medications; and the new ROBOT-Rx pharmacy robotic
storage and dispensing system. 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.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-24/MCK]

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Cardinal Health, Inc. Research Report

On August 1, 2013, Cardinal Health, Inc. (Cardinal Health) announced its Q4 FY
2013 and full-year FY 2013 financial results (period ended June 30, 2013).
Revenue declined 5% YoY to $25.4 billion in Q4 FY 2013, while dropped 6% YoY
to $101.1 billion in FY 2013. Net loss stood at $586 million, or $1.72 per
diluted share, in Q4 FY 2013, compared to net earnings of $236 million, or
$0.68 per diluted share, in Q4 FY 2012. For full-year FY 2013, net earnings
stood at $334 million, or $0.97 per diluted share, compared to $1.1 billion,
or $3.06 per diluted share, in FY 2012. Commenting on the results, George
Barrett, Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health, stated, "We exceeded our key
financial goals for the year and accelerated the strategic repositioning we
began several years ago. We enter fiscal 2014 with the financial strength,
scale, customer and product portfolio, and organizational talent to lead in
the rapidly evolving health care marketplace. Given our ongoing momentum and
reflecting the expiration of the Walgreens contract, we are projecting fiscal
2014 non-GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations in the range of $3.45 to
$3.60, an increase from our initial expectations." The Full Research Report on
Cardinal Health, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-24/CAH]

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GNC Holdings Inc. Research Report

On July 22, 2013, GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) announced that the Company is
opening its first stand-alone GNC store in Raffles City in Shanghai, expanding
its retail presence in China. According to the Company, this move complements
GNC's existing marketing footprint in the world's largest consumer market. GNC
further announced its plan to open 25 additional stores in other locations in
the country in the next 12 months. GNC's President and CEO, Joseph Fortunato,
said, "In only two years, the GNC brand has developed strong acceptance among
Chinese consumers. GNC will continue to expand our retail store presence in
this dynamic and fast-growing market, and we are excited about finding new
opportunities to address the needs of China's many health & wellness consumers
with new and innovative products." 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.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-24/GNC]

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Patterson Companies Inc. Research Report

On July 18, 2013, Patterson Companies Inc. (Patterson) announced that its
Patterson Technology Center (PTC) has been awarded LEED certification at the
silver level. According to the Company, the LEED rating system, developed by
the US Green Building Council (USGBC), is a nationally recognized program
acknowledging building strategies that meet the highest standards for designs,
construction, maintenance and operation or healthy and environmentally
friendly performance. The Company added that the PTC, which was opened in
Effingham, III in fall 2011, provides an industry-leading technology support
infrastructure to customers served by all three Patterson Companies
businesses: Patterson Dental, Patterson Veterinary, and Patterson Medical. As
per the Company, the PTC also serves as its central technology and software
development, testing and employee training facility. The Full Research Report
on Patterson Companies Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-24/PDCO]

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