06 January 2020

Walgreens Flu Index® December Report Shows Majority of the U.S. Experiencing High Flu Activity

DEERFIELD, Ill., January 06, 2020 - While it’s now officially the new year the 2019-2020 flu season rolls on and is gaining traction according to the December Walgreens Flu Index® report. The December report shows increased activity compared to last month and last season in most states and markets, with Nebraska and Tennessee leading with the most instances of flu. 
06 January 2020

Walgreens Earns First Enterprise-Wide URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation for More than 300 Community-Based Specialty Pharmacies

Walgreens has earned the first enterprise-wide URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy for its more than 300 Walgreens community-based specialty pharmacies located in the United States and Puerto Rico. This builds on Walgreens previous Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation for select locations granted by URAC in 2018. URAC is the nation’s leading independent health care accreditation authority, advancing health care quality through accreditation, measurement and innovation.
11 December 2019

Kroger and Walgreens Form Group Purchasing Organization as Companies Expand Collaboration with New Joint Venture

Building on a unique collaboration that first brought together The Kroger Co.’s (NYSE: KR) food and grocery experience with Walgreens’ expertise in health and beauty, the companies have formed a new group purchasing organization (GPO) aimed at delivering purchasing efficiencies, lower costs and combined resources to help drive further innovation. The new joint venture will be called Retail Procurement Alliance. 
04 December 2019

Walgreens Flu Index® November Report Shows South and Southwest Top Flu Activity List

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Dec. 4, 2019 – It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week and Walgreens is releasing the November report for the Walgreens Flu Index® reminding you that now is as good of a time as any to get your annual flu shot if you haven’t already. 
25 November 2019

UnitedHealthcare to Open Member Medicare Services Centers in Select Walgreens Stores

MINNETONKA, Minn. & DEERFIELD, Ill. (Nov. 25, 2019) – UnitedHealthcare®, the health benefits business of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), and Walgreens will open 14 UnitedHealthcare Medicare services centers within Walgreens stores in five metropolitan areas as part of a multi-year agreement.
19 November 2019

Walgreens Helps Provide 50 Million Lifesaving Vaccines in Collaboration with the United Nations Foundation

Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign announced today that the Walgreens Get a Shot. Give a Shot. program has helped provide 50 million lifesaving vaccines to children around the world since its inception in 2013. Also today, Walgreens said it hopes to provide 50 million additional vaccines by 2023.
06 November 2019

Walgreens Flu Index® Shows New Areas Lead in October Flu Activity Year-Over-Year

DEERFIELD, Ill., November 06, 2019 - Flu season is ramping up and new data released today by Walgreens is a strong reminder that now is the time to roll up your sleeve and get your annual flu shot if you haven’t already. The first monthly report from the Walgreens Flu Index® for October shows increased flu activity in Louisiana and Nevada compared to this time last year, as well as activity in several southern states including: Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Texas.
03 November 2019

Walgreens Provides Faster, More Convenient Access to Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices Through New Medicare Billing Solution

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 4, 2019 – Walgreens is launching a new billing solution to allow Medicare patients who use the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System to fill their prescription at any of its more than 9,200 U.S. retail pharmacy locations. Walgreens is now the largest retail pharmacy chain providing nationwide distribution for Dexcom CGM.