09 January 2012

Walgreens to Debut Flagship Store at Corner of State and Randolph in Chicago’s Loop

DEERFIELD, Ill., Jan. 9, 2012 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) tomorrow will welcome residents, commuters and visitors to its new two-story flagship location at the corner of State and Randolph on Chicago’s historic State Street. The store, which opens to the public at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, features an extensive collection of innovative offerings, products and services unexpected from a drugstore.

09 January 2012

Walgreens Has Record Signup of Nearly 125,000 Customers in First Week of New Year for Prescription Savings Club

DEERFIELD, Ill., Jan. 9, 2012 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today reported that it had a record signup of nearly 125,000 customers for its Prescription Savings Club (PSC) in the first week of the new year. Many pharmacy patients who have prescription insurance plans managed by Express Scripts are signing up for the drug discount program as they look for alternatives to continue filling their prescriptions at Walgreens. Record numbers of daily signups were registered throughout the past week.

30 December 2011

Walgreens Launches Comprehensive “Patient Transition Plan” for Express Scripts Members to Minimize Disruption and Inconvenience

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 30, 2011 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today unveiled a comprehensive national effort to help patients who are covered by an Express Scripts, Inc., pharmacy network to continue using Walgreens when possible or to make a smooth transition to another community pharmacy. The plan seeks to minimize patient disruption and inconvenience when Express Scripts, a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), ceases in-network coverage of prescriptions filled at Walgreens on Jan. 1, 2012. Walgreens Patient Transition Plan will assist Express Scripts members who depend on the chain’s more than 7,800 pharmacies after the PBM rejected Walgreens offer to reach a negotiated agreement before the existing contract expires on Dec. 31, 2011.
08 December 2011

Over 250,000 Tricare Beneficiaries, Supporters Petition Express Scripts on Behalf of Walgreens

WASHINGTON, December 08, 2011 - More than a quarter of a million U.S. military personnel, family members, retirees and others in the Department of Defense Tricare pharmacy benefits program, and their supporters, so far have signed petitions demanding access to Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) pharmacies under the Tricare pharmacy program. The pace of petition signatures from Tricare members seeking to retain access to Walgreens and their supporters has reached more than 10,000 per week in recent weeks.
02 December 2011

Walgreens Chief Information Officer Tim Theriault Named to Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2012

DEERFIELD, Ill., Dec. 2, 2011 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) Chief Information Officer Tim Theriault has been named to Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2012, a list that annually recognizes individuals who have made significant impacts on their organization through technology excellence and leadership.

29 November 2011

Order Online, Pick Up in Store Convenience Comes to Walgreens Stores Throughout Indianapolis Area with Rollout of New Web Pickup Service

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 29, 2011 - Walgreens (NYSE:WAG)(NASDAQ:WAG) has combined the convenience of online shopping with its neighborhood stores, introducing its new Web Pickup service at locations throughout the Indianapolis area. Indianapolis is the second full market rollout for Web Pickup, which enables consumers to shop online at Walgreens.com and pick up orders at a Walgreens store in as little as an hour. The service is also currently available throughout Chicago and at a number of stores in San Jose, Calif.

29 November 2011

Walgreens Take Care Health Systems to Operate Cisco’s On-Site LifeConnections Employee Health Center

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 29, 2011 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) subsidiary Take Care Health Systems, the nation's largest and most comprehensive manager of convenient care clinics and employer-based health and wellness centers, has formed a relationship with Cisco to operate the LifeConnections Health Center on Cisco’s campus in San Jose, Calif. The LifeConnections Health Center provides Cisco employees and dependents with comprehensive and integrated health and wellness services including primary care, physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, vision, health coaching and an onsite Walgreens pharmacy.

28 November 2011

Walgreens Senior Vice President Jeffrey Kang Joins NCQA Board of Directors

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 28, 2011 - Walgreens Senior Vice President of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness Services and Solutions Jeffrey L. Kang, MD, has been named to The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) board of directors.