13 July 2015

Top U.S.-Based Companies Launch the “100,000 Opportunities Initiative” to Create Pathways to Economic Opportunity for Young Americans

More than a dozen leading, U.S.-based companies today announced the formation of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, which has the goal of being the nation’s largest employer-led coalition committed to creating pathways to meaningful employment for America’s young people.  The coalition has the collective goal of engaging at least 100,000 Opportunity Youth – 16-24 year olds who face systemic barriers to jobs and education – by 2018 through apprenticeships, internships, training programs, and both part-time and full-time jobs. Additionally, the coalition will leverage existing collaborative efforts on the ground in a handful of cities to partner in building these pathways. The founding companies include Alaska Airlines, Cintas, CVS Health, Hilton Worldwide, HMSHost, JCPenney, JPMorgan Chase, Lyft, Macy’s, Microsoft, Porch.com, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Target, Walgreens and Walmart.
 
18 June 2015

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS Team with Health Departments and Local AIDS Service Organizations to Offer Free HIV Testing in More Than 150 Cities

DEERFIELD, Ill. & MENLO PARK, Calif., June 18, 2015 - In the lead up to National HIV Testing Day on June 27, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, are teaming with more than 180 health departments and local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) in 150 cities across the country to offer free HIV testing. National organizations including NAACP and Black AIDS Institute will support the events by encouraging community members to know their HIV status and take advantage of free HIV testing.
11 June 2015

Walgreens Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices Participants Losing Weight, More Adherent to Medications, Studies Show

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 11, 2015 - Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices® (BRhc) program, which awards loyalty points for healthy behaviors and activities, is helping members lose weight and driving better medication adherence among participants with hypertension and/or diabetes, according to a new white paper and outcomes data the company released today. The white paper can be found at: www.walgreens.com/balancerewardsoutcomes.
10 June 2015

Walgreens and MDLIVE Expand Telehealth Platform to Three New States, Add Desktop and Tablet Functionality

DEERFIELD, Ill. & SUNRISE, Fla., June 10, 2015 - Walgreens, in collaboration with MDLIVE, the nation’s leading provider of telehealth services, today announced an expansion of its telehealth platform to users in Colorado, Illinois and Washington. The company also announced that in addition to mobile, users can now access the platform via the Walgreens website on desktop and tablet devices, in states where the service is currently offered.
18 May 2015

Walgreens Exceeds its Initial Red Nose Day Fund Goal and Encourages Consumers to Help Raise More in its Final Days

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 18, 2015 – With tremendous support from customers across the country, Walgreens has exceeded its goal of raising $5 million through red nose and vendor partner product sales, as well as in-store donations in support of the nationwide fundraising campaign, Red Nose Day. With a limited amount of red noses remaining for purchase, Walgreens is offering additional ways for customers to show support as the nation’s largest drugstore continues to exceed its Red Nose Day fundraising goal.
06 May 2015

Walgreens Offering Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccinations Daily at All of its More Than 130 Locations Throughout Washington

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 06, 2015 - Walgreens continues to offer vaccinations that provide protection against pertussis (whooping cough) at all of its more than 130 pharmacies throughout the state, as the Washington State Department of Health is urging vaccination with the state reaching more than four times the number of reported whooping cough cases compared to the same time last year. Vaccinations are available daily during all pharmacy hours with no appointment necessary and are covered by most insurance plans.
16 April 2015

Walgreens™ Invites America To Laugh For A Good Cause As Exclusive Retailer Of Red Nose Day

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 16, 2015 – Dedicated to championing everyone’s right to be happy and healthy, Walgreens nationwide will begin exclusively selling red noses tomorrow, April 17, in support of Red Nose Day – May 21. Red Nose Day has been celebrated in the United Kingdom for more than 25 years and encourages people to don red noses and have a good laugh for a good cause. As the starting point for the first Red Nose Day in the United States, Walgreens is raising funds in support of the Red Nose Day Fund, which supports non-profit organizations that help lift children and young people out of poverty in the U.S. and overseas.
 
13 April 2015

Select UnitedHealthcare Plan Participants Will Soon Have Access to Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices

DEERFIELD, Ill., and MINNETONKA, Minn. (April 13, 2015) – People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s fully insured plans in Arizona and Illinois can soon earn Walgreens Balance® Rewards points for completing certain healthy activities. Plan participants will have the opportunity to redeem points and save on merchandise at Walgreens in-store or online.
 
02 April 2015

NBC Teams Up With Walgreens and M&M’S® Brand Around First-ever U.S. “RED NOSE DAY” Telecast Thursday, May 21, 2015

New York, NY, April 2, 2015 – NBC today announced its collaboration with Walgreens and M&M’S® Brand around its first-ever “Red Nose Day” broadcast.To drive positive change through powerful entertainment, Walgreens and M&M’S will be two of the presenting media sponsors of the three-hour “Red Nose Day” special on NBC, Thursday, May 21 (8-11 p.m. ET).
17 March 2015

Flu Season Hits Hardest in Oklahoma, Texas as Walgreens Flu Index Unveils Top Markets and States for Flu Activity for 2014-2015 Season

DEERFIELD, Ill., March 17, 2015 - With flu activity winding down in the U.S., Walgreens today announced the top markets (DMAs) and states for flu activity for this season, according to its season-ending Flu Index examining aggregate prescription data from November 2014 through February 2015.