More retail clinic expansion

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted June 11, 2007

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Two retail health clinic operators recently announced expansion plans.

Irving, Texas-based MedBasics announced a new affiliation with Pine Bluff, Ark.-based USA Drug that would result in five new clinics in USA Drug stores in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee by the end of the year.

The first of those clinics is set to open this summer in Little Rock, Ark.

The company also will enter the Kansas City, Mo., area through an agreement with Ball's Food Stores. Fifteen clinics will open inside Ball's Price Chopper stores and Hen House Market stores by the end of the summer. The company said it plans to open a total of 60 new clinics within the next three years.

The Little Clinic, a Brentwood, Tenn.-based retail clinic operator, recently announced its entrance into South Florida with the opening of four stores inside Publix Super Markets. The company already has five clinics each in Publix stores in the Orlando and Tampa areas, and it also runs clinics in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

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