24 October 2012

Walgreens Helps Create More Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Connecticut

DEERFIELD, Ill., October 24, 2012 - Nearly one year after launching an initiative to help create more job opportunities for people with disabilities in Connecticut, 62 participants have completed training under the Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative (REDI) program. The program’s goal is to prepare qualified candidates for employment at Walgreens retail locations, as well as employment with other retailers that require similar skills. Of those who completed training, 17 have already obtained jobs at Walgreens locations throughout Connecticut as the company grows talent and recognizes ability through greater diversity in the workplace. 
22 October 2012

Recent Study Shows that Multivitamins May Lower Cancer Risk Among Men

DEERFIELD, Ill., October 22, 2012 - The Journal of the American Medical Association Wednesday released a study showing that long-term multivitamin use may lower cancer risk among men. Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) pharmacists are among the most accessible health care providers available to counsel individuals about their vitamin options.1
09 October 2012

Walgreens Named Top Performer, Leader for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency and Environmental Performance

DEERFIELD, Ill., October 9, 2012 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2012 SmartWay Excellence Award, the organization’s highest recognition for demonstrated leadership in supply chain goods movement. The award – recognizing Walgreens as an industry leader in freight supply chain efficiency, performance and environmental sustainability – was announced at the American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas. 
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.