27 October 2011

Walgreens Valparaiso, Ind. Return Center Recertified, Awarded Indiana Department of Labor’s Highest Designation for Workplace Safety

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 27, 2011 - Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) today announced that its return center in Valparaiso, Ind. has been recertified as a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Award site from the Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL). The VPP Star Award is IDOL’s highest designation for workplace safety and recognizes businesses that show excellence in occupational safety and health. As part of the review process, IDOL evaluates past records, examines the facility’s written safety and health management plan, conducts a detailed on-site evaluation and evaluates ongoing safety performance. Team member participation in health and safety activities and ergonomics are also factored into the IDOL assessment.

17 October 2011

Walgreens and Novo Nordisk Team Up to Provide Free Complete Needle™ Collection & Disposal System for Patients who Self-Inject

DEERFIELD, Ill. & PRINCETON, N.J., Oct.17, 2011 - Millions of people with chronic conditions including diabetes, autoimmune diseases and allergies routinely use injectable medicines, yet sometimes proper sharps disposal is often inconvenient. To address that concern, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) and diabetes leader, Novo Nordisk, Inc. (NYSE: NVO) have teamed up to provide a free Complete Needle™ Collection & Disposal System during National Diabetes Month.

17 October 2011

Walgreens Offers Price Guarantee to Express Scripts for Department of Defense Tricare Pharmacy Program

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 17, 2011 - Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today said it has offered terms to Express Scripts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESRX) that if accepted would allow Walgreens to continue serving the Department of Defense (DoD) Tricare pharmacy program in 2012 and produce savings for the program without disrupting beneficiaries’ choice of a network pharmacy provider. Walgreens also reiterated its earlier, rejected offer to contract separately with Express Scripts for Tricare from other Express Scripts commercial business to avoid any disruption to military families and retirees. Express Scripts has ignored or rejected all previous offers made by Walgreens and continues to refuse to negotiate a separate contract for the benefit of the Tricare program and its 6 million beneficiaries.

12 October 2011

Walgreens Diabetes & You Magazine Wins National Health Information Awards’ Top Honor

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 12, 2011 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) Diabetes & You, the free, quarterly diabetes magazine available exclusively at Walgreens pharmacies nationwide, has been awarded the National Health Information Awards’ top honor for consumer health information programs and materials. The fall 2010 issue of Walgreens Diabetes & You received the Gold Award and the holiday 2010/winter 2011 issue was granted a Silver Award. Now in its 18th year, the National Health Information Awards program recognizes the nation’s best consumer health materials and programs.

11 October 2011

More Than 3 Million Vacations Interrupted by Flu in the Family Last Season, Walgreens Flu Impact Report Suggests

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 11, 2011 - The typical flu season always coincides with the busiest travel period of the year, and last season that spelled trouble for more than 3 million U.S. vacationers whose trips were interrupted by flu-related illness, the Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) Flu Impact Report suggests. The findings in part two of the survey examining the effects of influenza on people’s everyday lives, released today, show how the flu affected Americans’ vacations, holidays, social engagements, sporting events and more.

11 October 2011

Walgreens Executive Director Nimesh Jhaveri Discusses Company’s Health and Daily Living Store Innovations at Chicago Ideas Week

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 11, 2011 - As part of the 2011 Chicago Ideas Week (CIW), Walgreens executive director of pharmacy and health care experience Nimesh Jhaveri will discuss today the company’s innovative work toward transforming its retail stores into a destination for health and daily living. Jhaveri will participate in the “Designing an Experience” panel as part of the “Fast Company: Creativity Session,” where leaders from a variety of disciplines will explore the importance of creativity and innovation in business. The event will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago at 4 p.m. CST today, October 11, 2011.

13 September 2011

Walgreens Joins HHS, CDC and CMS to Launch Million Hearts Initiative to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes Over Five Years

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 13, 2011 - Walgreens, (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) together with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), today announced a new effort to fight heart disease with Million Hearts Initiative in Washington, D.C. This public and private sector initiative is a coordinated approach to help prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years by finding ways to reduce the number of people who need treatment and improve the quality of treatment for those who need it. According to the CDC, heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of death.

20 July 2011

Walgreens Commits to Converting or Opening at Least 1,000 Food Oasis Stores Over the Next Five Years

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 20, 2011 - In conjunction with efforts by First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America to fight the childhood obesity epidemic and provide better food options and accessible health care to under-served communities, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today announced at the White House that it is committing to convert or open at least 1,000 food oasis stores across the country over the next five years.