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March 4, 2013

Rite Aid expands online doctor service

AP Business Writer

Rite Aid has expanded an online doctor service for its drugstore customers that is limited to virtual visits but cheaper than a traditional primary care appointment.

The company, the nation's third-largest drugstore operator with 4,600 U.S. stores, said Friday that its NowClinic Online Care program is available at 58 locations in four cities: Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Its rivals, Walgreen and CVS, also run in-store clinic programs. Walgreen operates more than 370 Take Care clinics, while CVS runs more than 600 MinuteClinics.

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