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> Chain drug store operator Walgreens plans to open 10 to 15 retail clinics in the Milwaukee area over the next 12 months. The Walgreens offering will compete with Aurora Health Care's QuickCare clinics. Article

> California's Los Angeles and Alameda counties have contracted with McKesson to run a pilot disease management program. McKesson will work Medi-Cal patients, who will begin enrolling in June. Article

> A physician-backed Albany health insurer has posted the results of a member survey on physician performance on its Web site. Of the 400 doctors rated, 63 percent scored within the 90 to 100 percent satisfaction range. Article

> Two Cincinnati-area hospital organizations, the St. Luke Hospitals and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, have agreed to merge. Article

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