06 January 2015

Walgreens to Provide Up to 30-Day Prescription Supply at No Upfront Cost for Public Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollees Who Have Not Been Assigned an Identification Number

DEERFIELD, Ill., January 6, 2014 – As newly insured Americans begin using their 2015 benefits under the Affordable Care Act, Walgreens will again provide medication assistance to those patients who may have difficulty using their new insurance coverage. Through the end of January, patients who haven't yet received a plan identification number from their insurer or are otherwise having difficulty can bring confirmation of their Marketplace enrollment to a Walgreens pharmacy, and Walgreens will provide up to one month of a traditional, brand or generic medication at no upfront cost.
06 January 2015

Walgreens Flu Index™ for Week of Jan. 5, 2015

DEERFIELD, IL. – Jan. 6, 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. 
05 January 2015

Qualcomm announces new connected health collaboration with Walgreens

SAN DIEGO — January 5, 2015 — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., is collaborating with Walgreens to power device connectivity with Walgreens mobile and web applications and its Balance Rewards for healthy choices program with robust medical device connectivity and care coordination capabilities. Within the apps, Qualcomm Life’s 2net Platform will also enable remote patient monitoring, transitional care support and chronic care management through a secure and seamless transmission of biometric data from patients’ connected medical devices.
 
30 December 2014

Walgreens Flu Index™ for Week of Dec. 29, 2014

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 30, 2014 - 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.
29 December 2014

Walgreens Shareholders Approve All Proposals Related to Transaction with Alliance Boots and Holding Company Reorganization

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 29, 2014 - At a special meeting of shareholders held today, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) shareholders voted to approve all proposals related to the company’s acquisition of the remaining 55 percent of Alliance Boots GmbH that it does not currently own and the reorganization of the company into a holding company structure. Approximately 97 percent of the votes cast were in favor of the reorganization proposal (representing approximately 73 percent of the company’s outstanding common stock as of Nov. 17, 2014, the record date for the special meeting), and approximately 97 percent of the votes cast were in favor of the share issuance proposal. The transaction will fully combine the two companies to form the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.
16 December 2014

Walgreens First Quarter 2015 Earnings Release, Conference Call Scheduled for Dec. 23

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 16, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) will release its fiscal 2015 first quarter earnings results at 7:30 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday, Dec. 23, followed by a conference call with Walgreens management beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time.
16 December 2014

Walgreens Flu Index for Week of Dec. 5 – Dec. 12, 2014

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 16, 2014 - 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.
10 December 2014

Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson Announces He Will Retire Following Completion of Merger with Alliance Boots

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 10, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced that Greg Wasson, president and chief executive officer, has informed the company’s board of directors that he will retire shortly after the close of the second step of the Alliance Boots transaction, on which shareholders are scheduled to vote on Dec. 29, 2014. Following the transaction close and Wasson’s retirement, Walgreens Chairman James Skinner will become Walgreens Boots Alliance’s executive chairman, and Stefano Pessina, executive chairman of Alliance Boots and a member of the Walgreens board of directors, will serve as its acting CEO, pending a board search for a successor. In addition, William Foote will serve as the lead independent director of the Walgreens Boots Alliance board of directors.
04 December 2014

Walgreens Names Linda Filler President of Retail Products and Chief Merchandising Officer

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 04, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today named Linda Filler as president of retail products and chief merchandising officer, effective Jan. 1.
02 December 2014

Where is Flu Hitting Hardest? Walgreens Launches New Flu Index Ranking Top States and Markets for Flu Activity, Largest Increases Week-over-Week

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 02, 2014 - With flu activity just beginning to rise in many parts of the U.S. in the midst of the busy holiday travel season, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today introduced its new Flu Index – a weekly report providing state- and market-specific information regarding influenza to help identify areas where flu cases may be escalating. The Index ranks markets and states experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country, as well as those showing the largest increases week-over-week.