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.

31 October 2011

Walgreens to Offer Free Blood Glucose Testing at Select Stores Across the Country During National Diabetes Month in November

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 31, 2011 - According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 2 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people 20 years and older last year. If current trends continue, one of three American adults could have diabetes by 2050. To help customers find out if they may be at risk for diabetes, select Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) stores across the country will offer free blood glucose testing during National Diabetes Month this November.

27 October 2011

Walgreens Valparaiso, Ind. Return Center Recertified, Awarded Indiana Department of Labor’s Highest Designation for Workplace Safety

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 27, 2011 - Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) today announced that its return center in Valparaiso, Ind. has been recertified as a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Award site from the Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL). The VPP Star Award is IDOL’s highest designation for workplace safety and recognizes businesses that show excellence in occupational safety and health. As part of the review process, IDOL evaluates past records, examines the facility’s written safety and health management plan, conducts a detailed on-site evaluation and evaluates ongoing safety performance. Team member participation in health and safety activities and ergonomics are also factored into the IDOL assessment.

17 October 2011

Walgreens and Novo Nordisk Team Up to Provide Free Complete Needle™ Collection & Disposal System for Patients who Self-Inject

DEERFIELD, Ill. & PRINCETON, N.J., Oct.17, 2011 - Millions of people with chronic conditions including diabetes, autoimmune diseases and allergies routinely use injectable medicines, yet sometimes proper sharps disposal is often inconvenient. To address that concern, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) and diabetes leader, Novo Nordisk, Inc. (NYSE: NVO) have teamed up to provide a free Complete Needle™ Collection & Disposal System during National Diabetes Month.

12 October 2011

Walgreens Diabetes & You Magazine Wins National Health Information Awards’ Top Honor

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 12, 2011 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) Diabetes & You, the free, quarterly diabetes magazine available exclusively at Walgreens pharmacies nationwide, has been awarded the National Health Information Awards’ top honor for consumer health information programs and materials. The fall 2010 issue of Walgreens Diabetes & You received the Gold Award and the holiday 2010/winter 2011 issue was granted a Silver Award. Now in its 18th year, the National Health Information Awards program recognizes the nation’s best consumer health materials and programs.

13 September 2011

Walgreens Joins HHS, CDC and CMS to Launch Million Hearts Initiative to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes Over Five Years

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 13, 2011 - Walgreens, (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) together with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), today announced a new effort to fight heart disease with Million Hearts Initiative in Washington, D.C. This public and private sector initiative is a coordinated approach to help prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years by finding ways to reduce the number of people who need treatment and improve the quality of treatment for those who need it. According to the CDC, heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of death.

20 July 2011

Walgreens Commits to Converting or Opening at Least 1,000 Food Oasis Stores Over the Next Five Years

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 20, 2011 - In conjunction with efforts by First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America to fight the childhood obesity epidemic and provide better food options and accessible health care to under-served communities, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today announced at the White House that it is committing to convert or open at least 1,000 food oasis stores across the country over the next five years.