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Walgreens Clinics Now Treating Chronic Illness

The giant drugstore chain has become the first to enter a growing market: patients who have chronic illnesses and need regular contact with a caregiver --- in this case, physician's assistants or nurse-practitioners. Florida is one of 18 states for this Walgreens experiment, as Kaiser Health News reports.

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