Add to My Briefcase 19 August 2014
All Walgreens, Duane Reade Pharmacies and Healthcare Clinic at Select Walgreens Now Offering Flu Shots Daily with No Appointment Necessary

DEERFIELD, Ill., August 19, 2014 - Following a second straight severe flu season in the U.S., and one which impacted younger adults in particular with increased hospitalizations, health officials are encouraging early vaccination to help protect against influenza this season. Flu shots are now available at all Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) pharmacies, Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens and Duane Reade pharmacies in New York.

 

Add to My Briefcase 13 August 2014
Walgreens Announces Healthcare Clinic Expansion into Dallas-Fort Worth Market

DEERFIELD, Ill., August 13, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (Nasdaq:WAG) today announced it is expanding its Healthcare Clinic retail locations with entry into the Dallas-Fort Worth market. The company plans to bring 13 Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens locations to the Dallas Metroplex by the end of 2014. The first clinic opened July 28 in Southlake.

 

Add to My Briefcase 06 August 2014
Walgreens Board of Directors Exercises Option to Complete Second Step of Strategic Partnership with Alliance Boots and Fully Combine Both Companies, Creating First Global Pharmacy-Led, Health and Wellbeing Enterprise
For additional information, please visit www.globalhealthandwellbeing.com.

DEERFIELD, Ill., August 06, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today said it has exercised its option to complete the second step of its strategic transaction with Alliance Boots GmbH ahead of the original option period, which was between February and August 2015. The transaction, subject to shareholder and various regulatory approvals, would fully combine the two companies to form the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

 
 

Add to My Briefcase 05 August 2014
Walgreens to Provide Update on Strategic Transaction with Alliance Boots on Aug. 6
DEERFIELD, Ill., August 05, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) will announce several updates related to its strategic transaction with Alliance Boots GmbH, a leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group, at 6 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday, Aug. 6, followed by a conference call with Walgreens management beginning at 8 a.m. Eastern time. 

Add to My Briefcase 04 August 2014
Walgreens Appoints Timothy R. McLevish to Succeed Wade Miquelon as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
DEERFIELD, Ill., August 04, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (NASDAQ:WAG) today announced the appointment of Timothy McLevish as Walgreens executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will report to president and chief executive officer Greg Wasson, effective immediately, and lead all of Walgreens finance functions as the company prepares to move forward with the proposed second step of its strategic partnership with Alliance Boots. 

Add to My Briefcase 24 July 2014
Walgreens President of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness Kermit Crawford Announces Retirement from Company after 31 Years; Will Continue to Serve as Senior Counselor to Walgreens President and CEO
DEERFIELD, Ill., July 24, 2014 - Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced that Kermit Crawford, president of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness, has decided to retire after 31 years in a variety of advancing roles with the company to take on new opportunities, including continuing to serve as a senior counselor to Walgreens President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Wasson. 

Add to My Briefcase 22 July 2014
Walgreens Rewards Healthy Activities Through First Community Pharmacy Program To Include Behavior Change Training Based on Dr. B.J. Fogg’s Methodology

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 22, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (NASDAQ:WAG) today introduced its new “Balance Rewards for healthy choices™” initiative to help participants modify behavior risk factors associated with the nation’s most urgent public health issues. This marks the first community pharmacy program that includes behavior change training based on noted psychologist Dr. B.J. Fogg’s methodology. The initiative, one of the pillars of Walgreens 81 million active member Balance® Rewards loyalty program, will incent adoption of healthy habits and reward those choices with Balance Rewards points.

 

Add to My Briefcase 17 July 2014
More Patients Turning to Retail Clinics for Chronic Care and Preventive Services, New Walgreens Study Shows

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 17, 2014 - Retail clinics continue to play a growing and important role in health care delivery in the U.S., and a new research study from Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) shows patients are relying more on nurse practitioners at retail clinics to provide chronic and preventive health services. The study also reveals marked increases in the number of patients who are making return visits to clinics.

 

Add to My Briefcase 03 July 2014
Walgreens June Sales Increase 8.9 Percent
DEERFIELD, Ill., July 3, 2014 – Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) had June sales of $6.28 billion, an increase of 8.9 percent from $5.77 billion for the same month in fiscal 2013. 

Add to My Briefcase 25 June 2014
National Business Group on Health Honors Walgreens with Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Award
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 - The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, today honored Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) for the company’s ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging employees and families to maintain healthy lifestyles. Walgreens received a gold award for its “You and Walgreens” company wellness program for the second consecutive year. 

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