17 September 2012

Walgreens Completes Acquisition of USA Drug Pharmacy Chain

 DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 17, 2012 – Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) announced today that it has completed its purchase of a regional drugstore chain in the mid-South region of the United States from Stephen L. LaFrance Holdings, Inc. and members of the LaFrance family.
05 September 2012

Walgreens Donations after Hurricane Isaac Reach more than $100,000 in First Week after Storm

DEERFIELD, Ill., September 5, 2012 - In the week after Hurricane Isaac made landfall along the Gulf Coast, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) responded with donations of more than $100,000 worth of products to the American Red Cross for relief efforts in the hardest-hit states. The company delivered three truckloads of food items to Red Cross facilities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for distribution to first responders and those in need.  
15 August 2012

Diabetes Initiative Taps Power of Rx Pad to Drive Healthy Food Choices

CHICAGO, August 15, 2012 - The University of Chicago Medicine and Walgreens are teaming up to launch a “Food Rx” initiative that will help people with diabetes improve their eating habits by overcoming two major hurdles when shopping for food: access and affordability.  
25 July 2012

Kids In Need Foundation Teams with Walgreens for National School Supply Drive July 29-Aug. 18

DAYTON, OHIO – July 25, 2012 – Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), a national, non-profit organization dedicated to providing free school supplies to economically disadvantaged school children and under-funded teachers, is teaming up with Walgreens to help lift the burden off of parents, students and teachers who are trying to prepare for the new school year.  
24 July 2012

Walgreens and HHS Collaborate on Development of Medication Therapy Management Model to Help Improve Health Outcomes for HIV Patients

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 24, 2012 - Building upon its commitment to provide convenient, compassionate and confidential support and resources to HIV patients needing to manage their disease and live well, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) announced plans to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop an innovative medication therapy management (MTM) program to help improve outcomes for HIV patients. The multi-year program will examine the impact of MTM intervention in the community pharmacy setting, with Walgreens anticipating to provide nearly $1 million in in-kind services. The initiative was announced by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. this week.
16 July 2012

Back to School Happy and Healthy: Think Walgreens to Tackle School Supply Lists and Help Ensure Children are Up-to-Date on Required Vaccinations and Physicals

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 16, 2012 - As one in three consumers say they plan to start back-to-school shopping in July1, parents can think Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) for supplies, school physicals and immunizations as more states require certain immunizations before the start of the school year.
12 July 2012

Walgreens Take Care Health Systems and University of Notre Dame Open On-Site Wellness Center

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 12, 2012 - Take Care Health Systems, a division of Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG), and the University of Notre Dame, today announced the opening of an on-site wellness center located on the Notre Dame campus. The center serves full-time university faculty and staff, their spouses and dependents, and the spouses and children of graduate students.
12 July 2012

Walgreens Announces Rotation of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 12, 2012 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) announced today, consistent with its board of directors succession and rotational planning process, the appointment of James A. Skinner, Walgreens board member since 2005 and recently retired McDonalds chief executive officer, as the new non-executive chairman of the board of Walgreens. Skinner will succeed Al McNally, who has served on the Walgreens board since 1999 and as non-executive chairman since 2009. McNally will continue serving on the Walgreens board.  
12 July 2012

GE Fills Walgreens Prescription for Vibrant Lighting and Energy Efficiency

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 12, 2012 — When consumers walk into their neighborhood Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) store, they may notice a difference as they walk down the aisles. Nail polish on cosmetic shelves may appear more vibrant and magazine covers may be easier to read. GE Lighting (NYSE: GE) helped Walgreens recently upgrade its general lighting across 80 percent of its nationwide locations. The change is subtle, but noticeable to customers and to Walgreens energy budget.
09 July 2012

Walgreens Makes Adult Vaccinations More Accessible in Florida as New State Regulations Enable Pharmacy Chain to Expand Vaccine Offering to Its 851 Locations Statewide

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 9, 2012 - With new state regulations allowing pharmacists to administer a broader range of immunizations, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) has significantly expanded vaccine availability at all of its 851 locations across Florida, and is now offering immunizations daily for both shingles and pneumonia.