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.
04 November 2013

Walgreens Honors Veterans and Active Duty Military with Veterans Day Discount Nov. 11

 DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 4, 2013 – To celebrate the service and commitment of the nation’s military, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) is offering a Veterans Day discount to all veterans and active duty military personnel.  On Monday, Nov. 11, customers with a valid military ID or proof of service will receive 15 percent off eligible store items and 20 percent off Walgreens, Nice! and W brand products at any Walgreens or Duane Reade drugstore nationwide.
21 October 2013

Walgreens Celebrates its Pharmacists during American Pharmacists Month

DEERFIELD, Ill – Oct. 21, 2013 – Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq:WAG) is recognizing its more than 27,000 community pharmacists for the important role they play in helping people get, stay and live well, as part of American Pharmacists Month in October. Walgreens pharmacists, across more than 8,100 Walgreens and Duane Reade drugstores, are helping to transform the role of community pharmacy by providing a wide range of important, preventive health care services, including immunizations, health testing, chronic care management, patient counseling and more, while helping to bridge notable gaps in care today. 
11 July 2013

Take Care Clinics Add Concussion Education, Prevention and Awareness to Camp, Back-to-School and Sports Physicals

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 11, 2013 - Concussion rates in youth sports have doubled over the past decade1, driving heightened concern and greater awareness among parents, athletes and administrators nationwide. To help address the ongoing need for prevention and information, Take Care Clinics at select Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (Nasdaq:WAG) have introduced a new concussion education component as part of its annual camp, back-to-school and sports physicals, which are now available daily for just $39.

01 July 2013

Walgreens Expands Vaccination Availability Across More Than 200 Locations Statewide as New Indiana State Law Takes Effect

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 1, 2013 - As new state legislation takes effect today to help bring greater patient access to vaccines, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) has significantly expanded vaccine availability at all of its 204 locations across Indiana. Pharmacists are currently authorized to provide all adolescent and adult immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with a prescription. Now, five of those vaccines are available without a prescription at Walgreens pharmacies daily, with no appointment necessary. The bill was signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence in late April. 
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.