21 June 2013

WALGREENS DEBUTS No7 MEN SKINCARE RANGE FROM BOOTS

New York, NY and Deerfield, IL. June 20, 2013– No7 Men skincare products, part of the UK’s leading skincare brand No7 created by Boots, is now available nationwide at Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) and Duane Reade drugstores. The products also can be purchased on Walgreens.com, drugstore.com and US.Boots.com. The debut marks the first nationwide Boots product launch for Walgreens with Alliance Boots since the two companies formed a strategic partnership last summer to create the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. No7 is well known for its internationally-acclaimed range of skincare products which are hypo-allergenic, dermatologically tested and backed by science–all at an affordable price.
20 June 2013

Walgreens App Developer Program Announces Contest to Help Drive Integration of New Photo Book, Wall Calendar and Folded Card Printing

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 20, 2013 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced that its QuickPrints API now gives participants the ability to tap into functionality enabling app users to produce and send photo books, wall calendars and folded cards for same day printing at Walgreens. Through the company’s Developer Program, third-party app developers can easily integrate the API and its new functionality.

 

13 June 2013

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS Team with Health Departments and Local AIDS Service Organizations to Provide Free HIV Testing in Support of National HIV Testing Day

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 13, 2013 – Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG), and Greater Than AIDS, a coalition of public and private sector partners united in response to the domestic AIDS epidemic, are teaming with health departments and local AIDS organizations across the country to provide FREE HIV testing in support of National HIV Testing Day, June 27.  Testing locations include nearly 175 Walgreens stores in 54 cities across 22 states.  Hundreds of additional Walgreens stores in the participating communities will help publicize the free testing through in-store marketing and other programs. Walgreens will also help promote National HIV Testing Day with special messages on June 27 on its Times Square digital display in New York City, the largest billboard of its kind in the country.
04 April 2013

Take Care Clinics Expand Scope of Health Care Services to Include Chronic Condition Management and Additional Preventive Health Offerings

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 4, 2013 - Access to health care services is an ongoing challenge to the U.S. health care system. With a physician shortage, aging population, a growing prevalence of chronic diseases and up to 30 million people projected to gain insurance coverage in 2014 through the Affordable Care Act, the issue will become even more critical – and may further impact both patients and the health care system at large. 
20 March 2013

New Treatment Model for Hypertension, Type-2 Diabetes Patients to Measure Impact of Medication Management by Community Pharmacists

KEARNEY, Neb., March 20, 2013 – The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is unveiling a new treatment model to help positively impact clinical outcomes for hypertension and type-2 diabetes patients through a groundbreaking program made possible by a National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation grant.  Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) is collaborating with UNMC, Kearney Clinic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and Nebraska Health Information Initiative,  Nebraska’s statewide health information exchange, to introduce the program.
11 February 2013

Home Nutrition Support Team Interventions Prevent Hospitalizations, Reduce Costs for Clinical Nutrition Patients

DEERFIELD, Ill., February 11, 2013 - Home nutrition support team interventions improved patient care and potentially prevented an estimated 429 hospital days over a three-month period, according to new data presented by Walgreens Infusion Services (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) at the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Clinical Nutrition Week meeting today in Phoenix. The cost savings of these interventions were estimated at more than $850,000. 
27 December 2012

Walgreens Selected to Provide, Support Home-based Clinical Care Services for Gattex®

DEERFIELD, Ill., Dec. 27, 2012 – Walgreens Infusion Services (NASDAQ: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) has been selected as a contracted provider of  a new life-altering injectable medication that helps patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS) get more – or all – of their nutrients orally, reducing their dependence on intravenous parenteral nutrition (PN). Gattex® (Teduglitide [rDNA origin]) for Injection, for subcutaneous use, is the first long-term treatment advance in nearly 40 years for SBS, a condition that develops after extensive surgical removal of the bowel due to Crohn’s disease, ischemia and other conditions.1 A once-daily subcutaneous injection, Gattex is manufactured by NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 
20 December 2012

Walgreens Donates $100,000 to New York and New Jersey Hurricane Relief Funds

DEERFIELD, Ill., Dec. 20, 2012 – Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced $100,000 in additional donations to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The company, which includes Duane Reade drugstores in New York and New Jersey, is making two $50,000 contributions, one to the Empire State Relief Fund announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the other to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund established by Governor Chris Christie.
12 December 2012

Technology Meets Philanthropy: Electronic Donations at Checkout by Walgreens Customers for Fundraising Programs Bring more than $17 Million to Charities

DEERFIELD, Ill., Dec. 12, 2012 - In a show of support for disease prevention, education and improved access to health and wellness programs in communities across the country, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) customers have raised more than $17 million in just two months thanks to the ability to make electronic donations at checkout for charities focused on cancer, diabetes and disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. National charities benefiting from these fundraising programs include Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.