IN-STORE HEALTH CLINICS DRAW INVESTORS, RETAILERS

Retail health care is in the midst of a major growth spurt.In just two weeks, these small, nurse-staffed clinics have drawn big retailers, big investors and big criticism.Once run by entrepreneurial firms and marketed on a shoestring, the in-store clinic business now appears poised for a big expansion.For example, in a move that might signal trends to come, CVS Corp., Woonsocket, R.I., this month

Retail health care is in the midst of a major growth spurt.

In just two weeks, these small, nurse-staffed clinics have drawn big retailers, big investors and big criticism.

Once run by entrepreneurial firms and marketed on a shoestring, the in-store clinic business now appears poised for a big expansion.

For example, in a move that might signal trends to come, CVS Corp., Woonsocket, R.I., this month entered into a definitive agreement to acquire retail-based healt

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