29 August 2016

Walgreens and Prime Therapeutics Agree to Form Strategic Alliance; Includes Retail Pharmacy Network Agreement and Combines Companies’ Central Specialty Pharmacy and Mail Service Businesses

DEERFIELD, Ill. & ST. PAUL, Minn., August 29, 2016 - Walgreens and Prime Therapeutics (Prime), a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), today announced a long-term strategic alliance that includes a new retail pharmacy network agreement and the combination of the companies’ central specialty pharmacy and mail service businesses.
17 August 2016

Walgreens Launches Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk Program in Oregon

Walgreens today is launching its safe medication disposal kiosk program in Oregon with the installation of drug take-back kiosks at six Walgreens drugstores across the state. The launch is part of Walgreens effort, announced in February, to install safe medication disposal kiosks at more than 500 of its drugstores around the country.
15 August 2016

All Walgreens Pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics Now Offering Flu Shots Daily

Walgreens is now offering flu shots at all of its pharmacies, including Duane Reade pharmacies in New York, and at all Walgreens Healthcare Clinic locations.
10 August 2016

Walgreens Launches Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk Program in Iowa

DEERFIELD, Ill., August 10, 2016 - Walgreens today is launching its safe medication disposal kiosk program in Iowa with the installation of drug take-back kiosks at eight Walgreens drugstores in the state. The launch is part of Walgreens effort, announced in February, to install safe medication disposal kiosks at more than 500 of its drugstores around the country.
08 August 2016

Walgreens Launches Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk Program in Illinois

DEERFIELD, Ill., August 08, 2016 - Walgreens today is launching its safe medication disposal kiosk program in Illinois with the installation of drug take-back kiosks at 45 Walgreens drugstores in Illinois. The launch is part of Walgreens effort, announced in February, to install safe medication disposal kiosks at more than 500 of its drugstores around the country.
03 August 2016

Walgreens and University of Chicago Study Reveals Key Factors to Improve Health Outcomes for Patients in Minority Communities with Lower Adherence to Cholesterol Medications

Results from a new study, developed in collaboration between Walgreens and the University of Chicago, suggest that pharmacy interventions and benefit plan designs with low co-pays could be key factors in helping to improve adherence to statin (cholesterol) medications for patients living in minority communities. In these predominantly African-American and Hispanic neighborhoods, better adherence was associated with several variables, including co-pays under $10, the use of 90-day refills and whether a patient had a health plan (or “payer”) other than Medicaid.    
 
01 August 2016

All Walgreens Pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics Now Offering Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine Daily

Walgreens is now offering vaccinations that provide protection against most strains of serogroup B meningococcal disease (bacterial meningitis) at all of its pharmacies, including Duane Reade pharmacies in New York, and Healthcare Clinics nationwide. Vaccinations are available daily without an appointment and may be covered by insurance.
25 July 2016

Walgreens Safe Medication Disposal Kiosks Now Available at Nearly 300 Pharmacies in 21 States; Initiative Leads Fight against Prescription Drug Abuse

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 25, 2016 - In the first national effort of its kind by a retailer, Walgreens has installed safe medication disposal kiosks at 288 pharmacies across 21 states and Washington D.C. Walgreens is now more than halfway toward its goal, announced in February, of installing medication disposal kiosks at 500 locations around the country.
07 July 2016

Walgreens to Participate in U.S. Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program through The Scripps Research Institute

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 07, 2016 - Walgreens will participate in the U.S. Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program through an initial $20 million grant awarded to The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The company will help support patient enrollment and participation in the program through its daily interactions with more than 8 million customers in stores, online and through its mobile app. The award will total almost $120 million over five years and is part of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, one of the most ambitious medical research programs in the history of American medicine aimed at revolutionizing how researchers, providers and research participants work together to develop individualized care.
28 June 2016

Walgreens Launches Next Evolution in Paperless Coupons, Enabling Seamless Redemption and Clipping on Digital Channels

Walgreens customers now have the ability to redeem paperless coupons from Walgreens and manufacturers for online purchases, as well as in-store purchases. Additionally, offers can now be “clipped” on product detail pages and in search results on Walgreens.com, and through the Walgreens mobile app.