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• The Washington Post reports on a new study by the Rand Corp. saying that in-store medical clinics “provide care for routine illnesses that is as good as, and costs less than, similar care offered in doctors' offices, hospital emergency rooms and urgent care centers.”

• The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Coca-Cola chairman/CEO Muhtar Kent has gone on record with his opinion about the possibility that the federal government could assess a tax on sugared soft drinks: ““I think it’s outrageous. I think it’s outrageous because I have never seen it work where a government tells people what to eat and what to drink.”
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