21 November 2011

Walgreens Open on Thanksgiving for Last-Minute Needs; Offers Jump on Holiday Shopping and Savings

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 21, 2011 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) will be open on Thanksgiving Day to help customers with last-minute needs for get-togethers and for those looking to get a jump on holiday shopping and savings. Most Walgreens stores once again this year will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in addition to more than 1,600 locations open around the clock. Pharmacies will also be open at all 24-hour locations for any prescription needs. To find a store location near you, log on to Walgreens.com or call 1-800-WALGREENS.

17 November 2011

Walgreens Brings Mobile Couponing and Exclusive Offers to Smartphone Users Beginning Black Friday

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 17, 2011 - In what many expect to be a breakout holiday season for mobile shopping, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) is adding scannable coupons to its award-winning mobile applications, offering exclusive discounts to its smartphone customers beginning “Black Friday,” Nov. 25.

17 November 2011

EmblemHealth Maintains Walgreens Pharmacies in Pharmacy Network

BROOKLYN, N.Y. & DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 17, 2011 - EmblemHealth, Inc. and Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) have reached an agreement that allows EmblemHealth and Connecticare members to continue to have access to the Walgreens pharmacy network in 2012.

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.

17 October 2011

Walgreens Offers Price Guarantee to Express Scripts for Department of Defense Tricare Pharmacy Program

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 17, 2011 - Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today said it has offered terms to Express Scripts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESRX) that if accepted would allow Walgreens to continue serving the Department of Defense (DoD) Tricare pharmacy program in 2012 and produce savings for the program without disrupting beneficiaries’ choice of a network pharmacy provider. Walgreens also reiterated its earlier, rejected offer to contract separately with Express Scripts for Tricare from other Express Scripts commercial business to avoid any disruption to military families and retirees. Express Scripts has ignored or rejected all previous offers made by Walgreens and continues to refuse to negotiate a separate contract for the benefit of the Tricare program and its 6 million beneficiaries.