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    Rite Aid To Debut First In-Store Weight Control Clinics

    CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Rite Aid Corp. here and Lindora, Inc., are collaborating to open the first in-store health care clinics that will also offer medically supervised treatment for weight control. The Lindora Health Clinics will open inside three Rite Aid stores in Orange County, California with the first slated for October 2 in Costa Mesa.

    CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Rite Aid Corp. here and Lindora, Inc., are collaborating to open the first in-store health care clinics that will also offer medically supervised treatment for weight control. The Lindora Health Clinics will open inside three Rite Aid stores in Orange County, California with the first slated for October 2 in Costa Mesa.

    Certified nurse practitioners and other health care professionals will administer supervised weight management programs in addition to the traditional in-store health care clinic services, including diagnosis, and treatment of common family illnesses such as ear infections, strep throat, sinus infections, poison ivy and other skin rashes, and the flu. They will also write commonly used prescriptions to treat these illnesses.
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    Supervised weight management programs will be offered for those looking to start or restart a weight loss program; specialized adolescent and geriatric weight control programs will also be available.

    Additional Lindora Health Clinics inside Rite Aid stores are scheduled to open early in 2007 in Newport Beach and Laguna Niguel.

    With annual revenues of $17 billion, Rite Aid operates approximately 3,320 stores in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

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