02 November 2015

Walgreens Study Shows Pharmacy Interventions Significantly Reduce Health Care Costs and Improve Outcomes

DEERFIELD, Ill., November 02, 2015 - Pharmacy interventions for patients starting new medications can improve adherence, lower health care utilization and reduce overall health care costs, according to a new study released by Walgreens. The study, “Improving Medication Adherence and Healthcare Outcomes in a Commercial Population Through a Retail Pharmacy Chain,” is one of the first to quantify the total savings this type of approach to medication management can generate for patients and payers. It was presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Conference in Orlando, Fla. last week.
22 October 2015

Walgreens Recognizes its 27,000 Pharmacists as Industry Celebrates American Pharmacists Month

DEERFIELD, Ill., October 22, 2015 – In support and recognition of American Pharmacists Month, Walgreens is acknowledging its more than 27,000 community pharmacists for the important role they play as the most accessible health care providers in the community, supporting preventive and chronic care for the more than 8 million customers who interact with Walgreens every day.
29 September 2015

Walgreens Now Accepting EMV Chip Card Transactions at All Stores

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 29, 2015 – Credit cards with “EMV chips” are now being accepted at all of the more than 8,200 Walgreens retail stores nationwide, ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline for retailers to begin accepting the new cards.  
02 September 2015

Walgreens and United Nations Foundation Launch 2015 Get a Shot. Give a Shot® Campaign

DEERFIELD, Ill., September 02, 2015 - Over the last two years, Walgreens has helped to provide 7 million life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries through the Get a Shot. Give a Shot® campaign, and its growing collaboration with the United Nations Foundation. Today, Get a Shot. Give a Shot kicks off its third and most comprehensive campaign, with Walgreens pledging to help provide a life-saving vaccine for every immunization administered at a Walgreens pharmacy, Healthcare Clinic or Duane Reade pharmacy between now and Aug. 31, 20161.
13 July 2015

Top U.S.-Based Companies Launch the “100,000 Opportunities Initiative” to Create Pathways to Economic Opportunity for Young Americans

More than a dozen leading, U.S.-based companies today announced the formation of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, which has the goal of being the nation’s largest employer-led coalition committed to creating pathways to meaningful employment for America’s young people.  The coalition has the collective goal of engaging at least 100,000 Opportunity Youth – 16-24 year olds who face systemic barriers to jobs and education – by 2018 through apprenticeships, internships, training programs, and both part-time and full-time jobs. Additionally, the coalition will leverage existing collaborative efforts on the ground in a handful of cities to partner in building these pathways. The founding companies include Alaska Airlines, Cintas, CVS Health, Hilton Worldwide, HMSHost, JCPenney, JPMorgan Chase, Lyft, Macy’s, Microsoft, Porch.com, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Target, Walgreens and Walmart.
 
18 June 2015

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS Team with Health Departments and Local AIDS Service Organizations to Offer Free HIV Testing in More Than 150 Cities

DEERFIELD, Ill. & MENLO PARK, Calif., June 18, 2015 - In the lead up to National HIV Testing Day on June 27, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, are teaming with more than 180 health departments and local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) in 150 cities across the country to offer free HIV testing. National organizations including NAACP and Black AIDS Institute will support the events by encouraging community members to know their HIV status and take advantage of free HIV testing.
11 June 2015

Walgreens Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices Participants Losing Weight, More Adherent to Medications, Studies Show

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 11, 2015 - Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices® (BRhc) program, which awards loyalty points for healthy behaviors and activities, is helping members lose weight and driving better medication adherence among participants with hypertension and/or diabetes, according to a new white paper and outcomes data the company released today. The white paper can be found at: www.walgreens.com/balancerewardsoutcomes.
10 June 2015

Walgreens and MDLIVE Expand Telehealth Platform to Three New States, Add Desktop and Tablet Functionality

DEERFIELD, Ill. & SUNRISE, Fla., June 10, 2015 - Walgreens, in collaboration with MDLIVE, the nation’s leading provider of telehealth services, today announced an expansion of its telehealth platform to users in Colorado, Illinois and Washington. The company also announced that in addition to mobile, users can now access the platform via the Walgreens website on desktop and tablet devices, in states where the service is currently offered.