Add to My Briefcase 09 April 2014
Walgreens Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
DEERFIELD, Ill., April. 9, 2014 – The board of directors of Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 31.5 cents per share, a 14.5 percent increase over the year ago dividend. The dividend is payable June 12, 2014, to shareholders of record May 21, 2014. 

Add to My Briefcase 04 April 2014
Walgreens Pharmacists Instrumental in Helping Reduce Hospital Readmissions by Nearly 50 Percent Through WellTransitions Program

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 04, 2014 - Hospital patients who participated in Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (Nasdaq:WAG) WellTransitions® program were 46 percent less likely to experience an unplanned hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge1, according to new company research. WellTransitions, a pharmacist-led, transition of care program which collaborates with hospital systems across the nation, helps patients better understand prescribed medications during their hospital stay and remain adherent to medication regimens upon returning home. Walgreens research on the program, presented at the 2014 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) conference in Orlando, examined how patients enrolled in the WellTransitions program fared within 30 days of discharge relative to similar patients not enrolled in the program.

 

Add to My Briefcase 03 April 2014
Walgreens and Water Street Announce Agreement to Merge Take Care Employer Solutions with CHS to Form a New Worksite Health Company

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 03, 2014 - Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with Water Street Healthcare Partners (Water Street), a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry, in which Water Street will acquire a majority interest in Take Care Employer Solutions, LLC. Take Care Employer Solutions is a Walgreens subsidiary that manages more than 360 worksite health centers nationwide.

 

Add to My Briefcase 31 March 2014
Lebhar-Friedman Publishing Teams up with Walgreens
New York, NY, March 28, 2014 – Lebhar-Friedman Publishing, in collaboration with Walgreens, announces the launch of Discover Beauty Within, the first exclusive, beauty publication for the mass retailer. The quarterly publication will make its nationwide debut at the end of March at all Walgreens, except in Puerto Rico, and Duane Reade drugstores. 

Add to My Briefcase 18 March 2014
Walgreens Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Release, Conference Call Scheduled for March 25
DEERFIELD, Ill., March. 18, 2014 – Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) will release its fiscal 2014 second quarter earnings results at 7:30 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday, March 25, followed by a conference call with Walgreens management beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. 

Add to My Briefcase 05 March 2014
Walgreens February Sales Increase 5.0 Percent
DEERFIELD, Ill., March 05, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) had February sales of $6.05 billion, an increase of 5.0 percent from $5.76 billion for the same month in fiscal 2013. 

Add to My Briefcase 19 February 2014
All Take Care Health Employer-Based Worksite Health Centers Accredited as Patient-Centered Medical Homes from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

DEERFIELD, Ill., February 19, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE:WAG)(Nasdaq:WAG) and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) today announced that all of the more than 50 primary care worksite health centers managed by Take Care Employer Solutions Group, a division of Walgreens dedicated to providing workplace health solutions, have received medical home accreditation.

 

Add to My Briefcase 17 February 2014
Walgreens Expands Access to Pharmacist-Led Hepatitis C Care as Treatments Advance
DEERFIELD, Ill., February 17, 2014 - With new advances in treatment therapy now available for hepatitis C patients, Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (Nasdaq:WAG) today announced it is expanding access to Walgreens Connected Caresm hepatitis C program through its more than 100 hepatitis C-specialized pharmacies. Walgreens Connected Care is an education and support plan designed to help patients achieve a sustained virologic response (SVR) and improved quality of life through medication adherence. 

Add to My Briefcase 12 February 2014
Walgreens Research Demonstrates Impact of Targeted Employer Prescription Programs on Improving Medication Adherence and Reducing Costs

DEERFIELD, Ill., February 12, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (Nasdaq:WAG) today presented research on how value-based insurance design (VBID) programs can be optimized by targeting the sickest, least adherent and most costly patients. These findings, presented at the 2014 PBMI Drug Benefit Conference in Las Vegas, examined how the VBID model can be most successful by reaching these targeted employee sub-populations.

 

Add to My Briefcase 11 February 2014
Walgreens Collaborates with National Minority AIDS Council to Encourage African Americans with HIV to Get Recommended Vaccinations

DEERFIELD, Ill., February 11, 2014 - In collaboration with the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) is furthering its commitment to improve HIV treatment outcomes for African Americans living with HIV by deepening pharmacists’ training and expanding access to the pneumococcal vaccination specifically indicated for persons living with HIV as incidents of flu and pneumonia rise.

 

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