05 February 2020

Walgreens Boots Alliance Appoints Richard Ashworth President of Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. – February 5, 2020 – Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced the appointment of Richard Ashworth as President of Walgreens.  Ashworth will be responsible for developing the strategies and plans for all Walgreens operations and will have full responsibility for the leadership, development and management of the business.  
05 February 2020

Southern States Dominate the Walgreens Flu Index® Top Activity for January

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Feb. 5, 2020 – Today, data from the Walgreens Flu Index® showing medium to high flu activity across the country, is reinforcing the importance of protecting yourself and others against influenza through a flu vaccine if you haven’t already. A recap of Walgreens Flu Index data for the month of January shows an increase in flu activity compared to the same timeframe last season. 
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.