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.
24 February 2015

Walgreens Flu Index™ for Week of Feb. 24, 2015

DEERFIELD, Ill., February 24, 2015 - The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. With the ability to generate hyper-local data that’s as specific as a single zip code, the Index aims to drive consumer awareness and prevention within communities, while also serving as a valuable resource for health departments, media and others at the local level.
20 February 2015

Walgreens Opens Flagship Store in Honolulu Near Ala Moana Shopping District

DEERFIELD, Ill., February 20, 2015 - Walgreens will celebrate the official opening of a new two-story, flagship store at 1488 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, in the popular Ala Moana shopping district on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 9 a.m. The location features an extensive collection of innovative offerings, products and services unexpected from a drugstore.
19 February 2015

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy to Participate in Distribution Network for Ibrance®

DEERFIELD, Ill., February 19, 2015 - Walgreens today announced that Ibrance® (palbociclib) is immediately available through Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy for those requiring access to advanced, metastatic breast cancer therapy. Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy was selected by Pfizer as one of a group of pharmacies to dispense Ibrance, for use, in combination with letrozole, as initial endocrine-based therapy for postmenopausal women with ER+/HER2- advanced breast cancer. Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy also has access to letrozole, the required accompaniment drug.
19 February 2015

PatientsLikeMe Adds Information about Patient Experiences with Medications to Walgreens Pharmacy Website

CAMBRIDGE, MA., February 18, 2015—PatientsLikeMe is working with Walgreens to help make it easier for people to understand how the medications they take may affect them. Now, anyone researching a medication or filling a prescription on Walgreens.com can access a simple snapshot that shows how their prescribed medication has impacted other patients on the therapy, including medication side effects, as reported by PatientsLikeMe members.