03 April 2012

Walgreens Research Demonstrates Leadership in Enhancing Access to Immunizations and Supporting Disease Prevention

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 3, 2012 - Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (NASDAQ:WAG) presented new data last week at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2012 National Immunization Conference, providing evidence of the company’s leadership in expanding access to immunizations and support of disease prevention in the United States. The studies demonstrate the impact of three Walgreens initiatives aimed at increasing immunization rates: off-clinic hour vaccine administration, a pharmacist-led meningitis vaccination program and expansion of access to immunization services in underserved areas.
02 April 2012

Walgreens and The Celebrity Apprentice® Shine National Spotlight on Walking Program and Its Health Benefits

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 02, 2012 - With more than 4 billion steps logged by Walk with Walgreens participants in the program’s first year, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) tonight teamed up with Donald Trump and The Celebrity Apprentice® to promote more healthy steps in 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.
05 March 2012

Walgreens Research Demonstrates How Face-to-Face Pharmacy and Take Care Clinic Programs Help Drive Better Health Outcomes, Including for Medicaid Patients

LAS VEGAS, March 05, 2012 - At the IMS Managed Markets Services/Data Niche Conference in Las Vegas on March 1, Walgreens National Medical Director Robert London, M.D., outlined how Walgreens research has demonstrated the ability of face-to-face pharmacy and Take Care ClinicSM programs to drive better health outcomes across a number of conditions and disease states. Dr. London also highlighted the benefits of these types of programs for the Medicaid population in particular.
07 February 2012

Walgreens Management to Speak at UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference

DEERFIELD, Ill., February 7, 2012 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) divisional vice president Rick Hans and manager of investor relations Lisa Meers will discuss Walgreens strategies for becoming America’s first choice for health and daily living at the UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at approximately 1 p.m. Eastern time.

30 January 2012

Walgreens to Acquire Prescription Files and Inventory from 33 Kmart® Pharmacies in 16 States

DEERFIELD, Ill., January 30, 2012 - Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today announced a definitive agreement in which the company will acquire the prescription files and inventory from 33 Kmart pharmacies in 16 states.
09 January 2012

Walgreens to Debut Flagship Store at Corner of State and Randolph in Chicago’s Loop

DEERFIELD, Ill., Jan. 9, 2012 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) tomorrow will welcome residents, commuters and visitors to its new two-story flagship location at the corner of State and Randolph on Chicago’s historic State Street. The store, which opens to the public at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, features an extensive collection of innovative offerings, products and services unexpected from a drugstore.

09 January 2012

Walgreens Has Record Signup of Nearly 125,000 Customers in First Week of New Year for Prescription Savings Club

DEERFIELD, Ill., Jan. 9, 2012 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today reported that it had a record signup of nearly 125,000 customers for its Prescription Savings Club (PSC) in the first week of the new year. Many pharmacy patients who have prescription insurance plans managed by Express Scripts are signing up for the drug discount program as they look for alternatives to continue filling their prescriptions at Walgreens. Record numbers of daily signups were registered throughout the past week.

30 December 2011

Walgreens Launches Comprehensive “Patient Transition Plan” for Express Scripts Members to Minimize Disruption and Inconvenience

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 30, 2011 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today unveiled a comprehensive national effort to help patients who are covered by an Express Scripts, Inc., pharmacy network to continue using Walgreens when possible or to make a smooth transition to another community pharmacy. The plan seeks to minimize patient disruption and inconvenience when Express Scripts, a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), ceases in-network coverage of prescriptions filled at Walgreens on Jan. 1, 2012. Walgreens Patient Transition Plan will assist Express Scripts members who depend on the chain’s more than 7,800 pharmacies after the PBM rejected Walgreens offer to reach a negotiated agreement before the existing contract expires on Dec. 31, 2011.
08 December 2011

Over 250,000 Tricare Beneficiaries, Supporters Petition Express Scripts on Behalf of Walgreens

WASHINGTON, December 08, 2011 - More than a quarter of a million U.S. military personnel, family members, retirees and others in the Department of Defense Tricare pharmacy benefits program, and their supporters, so far have signed petitions demanding access to Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) pharmacies under the Tricare pharmacy program. The pace of petition signatures from Tricare members seeking to retain access to Walgreens and their supporters has reached more than 10,000 per week in recent weeks.