“As a pharmacist, I’ve seen first-hand how the role has evolved beyond filling prescriptions – and why it’s more worthy than ever of our gratitude and respect,” said Richard Ashworth, Walgreens President of Operations. “Our pharmacists deliver a variety of healthcare services and are relied upon to provide trusted advice and support. For millions of Americans, their Walgreens pharmacist is an essential partner in ensuring their health and quality of life – and we thank them for rising to that everyday challenge.”
To support its pharmacists and their ever-expanding role, Walgreens has introduced numerous adherence tools to empower pharmacists to offer the best level of personalized patient support. One such tool is our Patient Care Portal, which prioritizes patients who have fallen behind on their medication schedule and enables personalized patient support to help overcome common barriers, such as forgetfulness or side effects.
In addition to celebrating its pharmacists, Walgreens will acknowledge its pharmacy technicians on National Pharmacy Technician Day (Oct. 16), and its Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants during National Physician Assistant Week (Oct. 6-12) and National Nurse Practitioner Week (Nov. 11–17), respectively.
Walgreens (walgreens.com), one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. As of June 28, 2018, Walgreens operates approximately 9,800 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.