SOURCE: Novus Acquisition & Development Corp

October 03, 2014 08:00 ET

Novus Offers Affordable Holistic Healthcare to Phoenix Area Patients Through Partnership With LifeGuard Wellness Clinic

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2014) - Novus Acquisition & Development Corp (PINKSHEETS: NDEV), wholly owned subsidiary Novus Medical Group, Inc., the service provider of the health and wellness savings plan, "Novus MedPlan," announces its partnership with LifeGuard Wellness Clinic, a holistic medical office serving the greater Phoenix, Arizona region.

"We are thrilled to be joining forces with LifeGuard Wellness Clinic," said Novus CEO Frank Labrozzi. "Our partnership with LifeGuard Wellness Clinic aims to provide affordable solutions to individuals in Phoenix and the surrounding areas looking for individualized treatment with a holistic approach. This agreement represents a key milestone for the Novus MedPlan network as we expand the program to reach more and more patients in new states every day."

LifeGuard Wellness Clinic provides naturopathic treatment options to patients suffering from a variety of issues; from weight gain/loss to thyroid issues, hormonal problems, IBS, GERD, fatigue, lack of focus, depression, anxiety and difficulty sleeping, each patient is thoughtfully examined and given a personalized treatment plan. The clinic's partnership with Novus Medical Group will allow patients to receive affordable treatment including bioidentical hormone replacement, full nutritional services, specialty laboratory testing, pediatric care and naturopathic treatment through the Novus MedPlan network.

"We are excited to partner with Novus as a Wellness Fulfillment Ally in order to increase affordability and access to naturopathic medical services for plan members. There is a growing demand for a more integrative approach to health and with this partnership, we will be able to help more people," said Nathan V. Vitaro, NMD, Medical Director of the LifeGuard Wellness Clinic. "We look forward to this mutually beneficial partnership with Novus Medical Group."

Novus plans to roll out its MedPlan benefit network later this month. The unique cost savings plan allows enrolled members to receive affordable treatment and significant cost savings on a wide range of products and services. Pre-enrollment forms are available at http://novusmedicalgroup.com/preenrollment.htm.

About Novus

Novus Acquisition & Development Corp. ("Novus") provides health insurance and related insurance solutions to the medical marijuana industry in states where legal programs exist. The Company also plans to offer physicians' education programs, pharmaceutical R&D, compliance, and business development services within the industry.

NDEV will work as outside developers and will not cultivate, handle, transport grow, extract, dispense put up for sale, put on the market, vend, deliver, supply, circulate, trade, cannabis or any substances that violates the United States law or the Controlled Substances Act, nor does it intend to do so in the future and will continue to follow state and federal laws. The products and statements made about specific products have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this press releases or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.

The state laws are in conflict with the federal Controlled Substances Act. The current administration has effectively stated that it is not an efficient use of resources to direct federal law enforcement agencies to prosecute those lawfully abiding by state designated laws allowing the use and distribution of medical marijuana. However, there is no guarantee that the current administration, nor any future administration, will not change this policy and decide to enforce the federal laws strongly. Any such change in the federal government's enforcement of current federal laws could cause significant financial changes to the Company. While we do not intend to harvest, distribute or sell cannabis or cannabis related products, we may be harmed by a change in enforcement by federal or state governments.

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This release includes forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and reflects management's current expectations. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. Some of these factors include: general global economic conditions; general industry and market conditions and growth rates; uncertainty as to whether our strategies and business plans will yield the expected benefits; increasing competition; availability and cost of capital; the ability to identify and develop and achieve commercial success; the level of expenditures necessary to maintain and improve the quality of services; changes in the economy; changes in laws and regulations, includes codes and standards, intellectual property rights, and tax matters; or other matters not anticipated; our ability to secure and maintain strategic relationships and distribution agreements. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About LifeGuard Wellness Clinic

LifeGuard Wellness Clinic is a holistic medical office serving the entire Phoenix, Arizona area including Arcadia, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Peoria, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert and surrounding areas in Maricopa County. The clinic's skilled and expert staff takes the time to learn about each individual patient regardless of age; no patient is simply a number. LifeGuard Wellness Clinic works with each individual to uncover the root of his or her underlying health conditions, in order to develop a complete treatment plan combining natural and conventional medicines to reach optimal health.

Millions of everyday people now recognize the tremendous impact of naturopathic medicine on health. LifeGuard Wellness Clinic aims to help its patients address common health issues including weight gain/loss, cold and flu, migraines, thyroid issues, hormonal problems, IBS, GERD, fatigue, lack of focus, depression and sleep issues with its holistic and individualized approach.

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