14 May 2012

Growing Talent, Recognizing Ability: Walgreens Launches National Initiative to Help Create More Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 14, 2012 - Building upon its rich history of growing talent and recognizing ability through greater diversity in the workplace, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) today launched its national Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative (REDI). The in-store training program aims to help people with disabilities gain retail and customer service skills, and works closely with community organizations and vocational rehabilitation agencies to train and develop candidates. Another similar initiative at Walgreens distribution centers (DC) resulted in 10 percent of the workforce being made up of people with disabilities at all levels across all 20 DCs. The company hopes to see the same success with REDI.
08 May 2012

Walgreens Offering Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccine at its 129 Locations Statewide as Washington State Reaches Epidemic Levels

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 8, 2012 - With epidemic levels of whooping cough reported in the state of Washington and creating the need for more immunizations resources, Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) is offering immunizations that provide protection against the highly-contagious respiratory infection (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis-Tdap vaccine) at all of its 129 locations statewide. Immunizations are available everyday with no appointment necessary.
02 May 2012

Walgreens Makes Adult Vaccinations More Accessible as New State Regulations Enable Pharmacy Chain to Expand Vaccine Offering to its 165 Locations Statewide

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 2, 2012 - With new state regulations allowing pharmacists to administer a broad range of immunizations, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) has significantly expanded vaccine availability at all of its 165 locations across Massachusetts, and is now offering immunizations daily for 12 vaccines currently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
24 April 2012

Walgreens Launches Industry-First Online “Find Your Pharmacist” Search Tool to Help Customers Tap into Their Community Pharmacists’ Expertise, Specialty and Background

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 24, 2012 - In another industry first for pharmacy customers, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today launched a new online “Find Your Pharmacist” tool that allows customers to select a pharmacist by matching their health care needs with the areas of expertise, specialties, languages and clinical backgrounds of Walgreens pharmacists. As some of the most accessible and trusted health care professionals in thousands of communities nationwide, Walgreens pharmacists are uniquely positioned to provide a range of services beyond medication dispensing and counseling. Many of these are highlighted within search feature profiles and include medication adherence, immunizations, diabetes management, children’s health, wellness education, medication side effects, HIV care and more.
20 April 2012

Walgreens Affirms its Commitment to Environmental Sustainability, Innovative Technology and Renewable Energy Initiatives During Earth Week 2012

 DEERFIELD, Ill., April 20, 2012 - Recognizing the important role retailers play in corporate responsibility and as stewards of the environment, Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) today affirmed its commitment to environmental sustainability, innovative technology and renewable energy initiatives during Earth Week 2012.
28 March 2012

Free Health Resources to Underserved Communities Deliver on Walgreens and NUL’s Commitment to Prevention and Early Detection of Today’s Leading Diseases

DEERFIELD, IL, March 28, 2012 — Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) and the National Urban League (NUL), today announced the launch of the Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with National Urban League as a charitable component of the Walgreens Way to Well Commitment®. The national tour will provide free health resources to residents in urban and minority communities who experience disproportionately higher rates of preventable disease. The service is free and insurance will not be billed.
20 March 2012

Walgreens, Chicago Health System Remind CHS Patients to Redeem Flu Shot Vouchers by March 31 to Help Increase Flu Vaccination Rates Throughout Chicagoland Area

  DEERFIELD, Ill., March 20, 2012 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) and Chicago Health System (CHS), a subsidiary of Vanguard Health Systems, are reminding CHS patients who were given a flu shot voucher from Walgreens to redeem the voucher by the end of the month and help increase flu vaccination rates throughout the Chicagoland area. Through this program, the health system distributed approximately 25,000 vouchers in January to CHS patients who have not received the vaccination.
10 November 2011

Walgreens HIV Centers of Excellence Pharmacies Now Top 500 Nationwide in Areas Most Impacted by HIV/AIDS

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 10, 2011 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) has now certified more than 500 of its pharmacies as HIV Centers of Excellence (COE) in communities highly impacted by HIV, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The announcement was made today at the U.S. Conference on AIDS in Chicago.

10 November 2011

Walgreens to Offer Discount to All Veterans and Active Duty Military on Veterans Day, Nov. 11

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 10, 2011 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) is offering a discount to all veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day, in recognition of their service and commitment to the country. On Nov. 11, they will receive 15 percent off eligible store items and 20 percent off Walgreens and W Brand products with a valid military ID or proof of service at any Walgreens and Duane Reade drugstore nationwide.

08 November 2011

Walgreens Donates Nearly $400,000 Worth of Personal Care Items to USO in Landstuhl, Germany for Wounded Soldiers, Families

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 8, 2011 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) is donating nearly $400,000 worth of personal care items to the United Service Organizations (USO) to support operations in Landstuhl, Germany. The organization is focused on lifting the spirits of the nation’s wounded warriors and their families. The donation includes first aid items, toiletries, diapers and baby bottles, as well as coloring books, gum and playing cards. The donation was shipped in late October and should arrive by Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11.