15 January 2014

Walgreens Reaches Goal to Donate the Value of Three Million Life-Saving Vaccines in Developing Countries through United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign

DEERFIELD, Ill., January 15, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced it is donating the value of three million life-saving vaccines for children in developing countries, upon successful completion of its immunizations campaign developed in partnership with the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.

08 January 2014

Walgreens Outlines Growth Opportunities and Strategy at 2014 Annual Shareholders Meeting

DEERFIELD, Ill., January 08, 2014 - Reviewing a year of major strategic progress in transforming Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) for long-term sustainable growth and value creation, Chairman James A. Skinner, President and Chief Executive Officer Gregory D. Wasson and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and President, International Wade D. Miquelon today outlined the company’s growth opportunities and strategy at Walgreens Annual Shareholders Meeting. Addressing nearly 2,000 shareholders in Chicago, company leadership also discussed the substantial progress Walgreens has made since announcing its “plan to win” in 2009.
30 December 2013

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., Dec. 30, 2013 – As newly insured Americans begin using their benefits under the Affordable Care Act, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) will provide medications to those patients who may have difficulty using their new insurance coverage because they haven't received a plan identification number yet from their insurer. In those situations, through the end of January, patients can bring confirmation of their enrollment in the public health insurance marketplace to a Walgreens pharmacy, or the pharmacy staff can check to verify eligibility, and Walgreens will assist them by providing up to a month of a traditional, brand and generic medication at no upfront cost.
26 December 2013

Walgreens Earns Top Marks in 2014 Corporate Equality Index

 DEERFIELD, Ill., December 26, 2013 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This marks the eighth year Walgreens has earned a perfect score from the CEI index.
16 December 2013

Walgreens Announces Collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Improve HIV Prevention and Outcomes

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 16, 2013 - In support of the more than 1.1 million people living with HIV in the U.S., Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and evaluate a model of HIV patient-centered care through a national project aimed at advancing clinical integration and medication therapy management. The program is another way Walgreens is extending its commitment to improve HIV prevention and treatment outcomes.

22 November 2013

Johns Hopkins Medicine and Walgreens Expand Health Care Collaboration with Opening of New Store, Bringing Health and Wellness Services to Campus Community

DEERFIELD, Ill. & BALTIMORE, November 22, 2013 - Officials from Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) and Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) today celebrate the expansion of a unique collaboration between the two parties, with the grand opening of a new Walgreens store adjacent to the JHM campus. The store project is a joint effort to bring new health and wellness programs and other health care services to the surrounding community, furthering the partnership between Johns Hopkins and Walgreens to explore the development of new models for improving overall patient care.

21 November 2013

Walgreens Debuts Nation’s First Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Evanston, Ill.

 EVANSTON, Ill., November 21, 2013 - Sporting two wind turbines, nearly 850 solar panels and a geothermal system burrowed 550 feet into the ground, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today celebrates the official opening of what is believed to be the nation’s first net zero energy retail store, anticipated to produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes.
14 November 2013

Walgreens Assists Disaster Relief Efforts in Philippines with $100,000 Donation

DEERFIELD, Ill., November 14, 2013 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross in response to the devastating Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) that swept through the Philippines last week. These funds will be used to distribute relief items, repair and rebuild shelters, provide health care and give access to clean water and sanitation systems for those impacted by the storm.
12 November 2013

Walgreens Studies Demonstrate Success of HIV-Specialized Pharmacies in Improving Patient Medication Adherence

DEERFIELD, Ill., November 12, 2013 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) recently presented research from two retrospective cohort studies exploring HIV and comorbid medication adherence at HIV-specialized pharmacies and the implications for HIV patients with serious mental illness1. The research, presented at the Cell-Lancet conference, What Will it Take to Achieve an AIDS-free World?, in San Francisco, demonstrates that adherence to therapeutic treatments for HIV and associated comorbidities, such as serious mental illness, was significantly higher for patients using Walgreens HIV-specialized pharmacies than for patients using other Walgreens retail pharmacies.

05 November 2013

Walgreens CFO to Present at Credit Suisse 2013 Healthcare Conference Nov. 12

 DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 5, 2013 – Wade Miquelon, chief financial officer and president, international, Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG), will present during the Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference at The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz., at approximately 11:30 a.m. Mountain time, Tuesday, Nov. 12.  Miquelon will discuss Walgreens strategies for becoming the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond.