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.
“We’re proud to receive this honor because it acknowledges the work we do every day on behalf of people impacted by diabetes,” said Michael Wolf, editor of Walgreens Diabetes & You and Walgreens director of merchandising for diabetes care. “As a health and daily living destination in thousands of communities coast to coast, Walgreens is uniquely positioned to provide access to information that can help customers manage or even prevent this disease. We’re pleased that so many people consider Diabetes & You a useful and valuable guide.”
Jonathan Jarashow of H. Crimson Inc., the publishing company for Diabetes & You, said, “We are thrilled to have won the program’s highest award in the extremely competitive magazine category, where we competed against publications produced by some of the nation’s most respected health publishing companies.”
Walgreens Diabetes & You magazine is the largest diabetes magazine in the United States and features user-friendly, engaging content and expert advice from some of the nation's top diabetes experts and educators. Two million copies of this free, quarterly publication are distributed through Walgreens more than 8,000 locations, including its nearly 7,800 drugstores, worksite health and wellness centers, homecare facilities and specialty, institutional and mail-service pharmacies. In addition, the magazine reaches patients through diabetes educators, doctors’ offices and other professional locations nationwide.
To view Walgreens Diabetes & You magazine online visit: http://www.walgreens.com/marketing/library/diabetes/archive.jsp
About the National Health Information Awards
The National Health Information Awards program is coordinated by the Health Information Resource Center™ (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. The program recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials, including brochures, books and audio/video materials. For more information about the National Health Information Awards program, visit www.healthawards.com.
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2011 sales of $72 billion. The company operates 7,779 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each day, Walgreens provides nearly 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.
H. Crimson, Inc. Pharmacy Publications
Jonathan Jarashow, 845-426-7612
Vivika Vergara, 847-315-2923