24 July 2012

Walgreens and HHS Collaborate on Development of Medication Therapy Management Model to Help Improve Health Outcomes for HIV Patients

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 24, 2012 - Building upon its commitment to provide convenient, compassionate and confidential support and resources to HIV patients needing to manage their disease and live well, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) announced plans to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop an innovative medication therapy management (MTM) program to help improve outcomes for HIV patients. The multi-year program will examine the impact of MTM intervention in the community pharmacy setting, with Walgreens anticipating to provide nearly $1 million in in-kind services. The initiative was announced by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. this week.
16 July 2012

Back to School Happy and Healthy: Think Walgreens to Tackle School Supply Lists and Help Ensure Children are Up-to-Date on Required Vaccinations and Physicals

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 16, 2012 - As one in three consumers say they plan to start back-to-school shopping in July1, parents can think Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) for supplies, school physicals and immunizations as more states require certain immunizations before the start of the school year.
12 July 2012

Walgreens Take Care Health Systems and University of Notre Dame Open On-Site Wellness Center

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 12, 2012 - Take Care Health Systems, a division of Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG), and the University of Notre Dame, today announced the opening of an on-site wellness center located on the Notre Dame campus. The center serves full-time university faculty and staff, their spouses and dependents, and the spouses and children of graduate students.
12 July 2012

Walgreens Announces Rotation of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 12, 2012 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) announced today, consistent with its board of directors succession and rotational planning process, the appointment of James A. Skinner, Walgreens board member since 2005 and recently retired McDonalds chief executive officer, as the new non-executive chairman of the board of Walgreens. Skinner will succeed Al McNally, who has served on the Walgreens board since 1999 and as non-executive chairman since 2009. McNally will continue serving on the Walgreens board.  
12 July 2012

GE Fills Walgreens Prescription for Vibrant Lighting and Energy Efficiency

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 12, 2012 — When consumers walk into their neighborhood Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) store, they may notice a difference as they walk down the aisles. Nail polish on cosmetic shelves may appear more vibrant and magazine covers may be easier to read. GE Lighting (NYSE: GE) helped Walgreens recently upgrade its general lighting across 80 percent of its nationwide locations. The change is subtle, but noticeable to customers and to Walgreens energy budget.
09 July 2012

Walgreens Makes Adult Vaccinations More Accessible in Florida as New State Regulations Enable Pharmacy Chain to Expand Vaccine Offering to Its 851 Locations Statewide

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 9, 2012 - With new state regulations allowing pharmacists to administer a broader range of immunizations, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) has significantly expanded vaccine availability at all of its 851 locations across Florida, and is now offering immunizations daily for both shingles and pneumonia.  
21 June 2012

Walgreens to Hold Investor Meeting on Friday, June 22

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 21, 2012 - Walgreen Co. (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) today announced it will hold an investor meeting featuring Walgreen and Alliance Boots executives from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 22. The meeting will be simulcast through Walgreens investor relations website at: http://investor.walgreens.com. A replay of the meeting will be archived on the website for 12 months after the event. A podcast also will be available on the investor relations website.
14 June 2012

Walgreens Reaffirms Its Support of the National Guard and Reserve

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 14, 2012 -- Walgreens reaffirmed its support for National Guard and Reserve members and their families today by signing a Statement of Support. Walgreens Chief Human Resources Officer Kathleen Wilson-Thompson signed the Statement on behalf of Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson and the company's 247,000 employees nationwide.
14 May 2012

Growing Talent, Recognizing Ability: Walgreens Launches National Initiative to Help Create More Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 14, 2012 - Building upon its rich history of growing talent and recognizing ability through greater diversity in the workplace, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) today launched its national Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative (REDI). The in-store training program aims to help people with disabilities gain retail and customer service skills, and works closely with community organizations and vocational rehabilitation agencies to train and develop candidates. Another similar initiative at Walgreens distribution centers (DC) resulted in 10 percent of the workforce being made up of people with disabilities at all levels across all 20 DCs. The company hopes to see the same success with REDI.
08 May 2012

Walgreens Offering Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccine at its 129 Locations Statewide as Washington State Reaches Epidemic Levels

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 8, 2012 - With epidemic levels of whooping cough reported in the state of Washington and creating the need for more immunizations resources, Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) is offering immunizations that provide protection against the highly-contagious respiratory infection (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis-Tdap vaccine) at all of its 129 locations statewide. Immunizations are available everyday with no appointment necessary.