News Summary: Rite Aid expands online doc service

Drugstore chain Rite Aid expands online physician service to 58 stores in 4 cities

Associated Press

VIRTUAL VISITS: Drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp. said Friday it has expanded an online doctor service for its customers that is limited to virtual visits but cheaper than a traditional primary care appointment.

THE DETAILS: Rite Aid's NowClinic Online Care program is now available at 58 locations in four cities: Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Customers can consult with doctors by video or phone or through an online chat about a range of ailments. A 10-minute consultation costs $45.

ABOUT RITE AID: It is the nation's third-largest drugstore operator, with more than 4,600 stores.

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