Profits Lag for Health Clinics

ORLANDO, Fla. While no one is ready to throw in the towel, two of the nation's most prominent retailers reported this month that their much-publicized health clinics do not yet make very much money. In presentations at the Healthcare Retail '07 Conference here, executives from Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., and Minute Clinic, which is owned by CVS/pharmacy, Woonsocket, R.I., said profits and

ORLANDO, Fla. — While no one is ready to throw in the towel, two of the nation's most prominent retailers reported this month that their much-publicized health clinics do not yet make very much money.

In presentations at the Healthcare Retail '07 Conference here, executives from Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., and Minute Clinic, which is owned by CVS/pharmacy, Woonsocket, R.I., said profits and other sales expected to result from in-store health clinics are lagging.

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