02 May 2019

Texas Markets Top Walgreens Flu Index™ for Overall Flu Activity During 2018-2019 Flu Season

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 02, 2019 - Walgreens today released its season-ending Flu Index™, ranking the top states and markets (DMAs) experiencing the highest incidence of influenza across the country this season. The Index is based on methodology that includes Walgreens aggregate prescription data from September 2018 through April 2019.
01 May 2019

Walgreens Forms Unique Collaboration with National Council for Behavioral Health and American Pharmacists Association to Offer Mental Health First Aid Training for Pharmacists and Team Members

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 01, 2019 - As the most accessible health care providers in the community, and also among the most trusted, pharmacists can play an important role as part of patients’ care teams to help address the growing need for mental health resources. With today marking the beginning of Mental Health Month in the U.S., Walgreens announces a unique collaboration with the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), to provide Mental Health First Aid training for certain Walgreens pharmacists and team members.
24 April 2019

More Than One Million Pounds of Unwanted Medication Collected: Walgreens, Leading Health Care Organizations Reach Milestone with Safe Medication Disposal Program

DEERFIELD, Ill, April 24, 2019 - Walgreens today announced updates on its comprehensive efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. The company’s first of its kind safe medication disposal program has collected and safely disposed of more than 1.2 million pounds of unwanted prescriptions, including controlled substances and other medications, reaching a significant milestone in only three years since the effort began.
23 April 2019

Walgreens to Implement New Tobacco 21 Policy to Further Prevent Youth Access to Tobacco Products

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 23, 2019 - Walgreens is implementing a new, chain-wide policy that will require customers to be at least 21 years old in order to purchase tobacco products in its stores, the company announced today. 
22 April 2019

Walgreens Launches Everyday Hero Squad of Five New Red Noses, Kicks Off Red Nose Day’s Fifth Annual Campaign

The iconic Red Nose has returned to Walgreens for its fifth year in support of Red Nose Day, this time with help from some friends. The new Red Nose Day Everyday Heroes hit the shelves of Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide this morning, officially launching the six-week fundraising campaign. The limited-edition Everyday Hero Red Noses – to wear in support of Red Nose Day on Thursday, May 23 – are available for $2 each through June 1, with all profits from sales benefitting Red Nose Day.
17 April 2019

Narvar and Walgreens Usher in New Era of Customer Experience, Bringing Shopping and Returns Closer to Consumers

DEERFIELD, Ill. and SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2019 — Narvar and Walgreens are working together to provide convenient package pick-up and returns for consumers at more than 8,000 Walgreens locations offering FedEx OnSite services, empowering brands with a simple solution to meet consumer demand for more choice and convenience without investing in their own brick-and-mortar footprint.
10 April 2019

Walgreens and VillageMD to Offer Primary Care Services in the Houston area

DEERFIELD, Ill. & HOUSTON & CHICAGO, April 10, 2019 - Walgreens and VillageMD, a leading national provider of primary care, today announced a collaboration focused on providing adult patients in the Houston community with a transformative primary care experience.
03 April 2019

New England Sees Flu Activity Gains

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 03, 2019 - The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.
28 March 2019

Walgreens Statement on CBD Product Offerings

DEERFIELD, Ill., March 27, 2019 - After a thorough review and analysis, we will be offering certain products containing Cannabidiol (CBD) in nearly 1,500 Walgreens stores in select states (OR, CO, NM, KY, TN, VT, SC, IL and IN). The CBD-related items we are planning to carry are non-THC containing topical creams, patches and sprays.  This product offering is in line with our efforts to provide a wider range of accessible health and wellbeing products and services to best meet the needs and preferences of our customers.