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US Markets in the South Top List for Flu Activity Gains This Week

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:30:00 EST

Deerfield, Ill. January 17, 2018 – The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.



Walgreens Flu Index™ Shows Flu Activity Gains in the Midwest

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:30:00 EST

Deerfield, Ill. January 10, 2018 – The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.



Texas Markets Continue to Top the Walgreens Flu Index List for Flu Activity

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:30:00 EST

Deerfield, Ill. January 3, 2018 – The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.



Tyler, Texas Tops the Walgreens Flu Index™ for Flu Activity this Week

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:52:00 EST

Deerfield, Ill. December 27, 2017 – The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.



Texas Markets Continue to Hold Top Spots for Flu Activity this Week, According to the Walgreens Flu Index™

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:52:00 EST

Deerfield, Ill. December 20, 2017 – The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.



Walgreens Flu Index™ for Week Ending December 9, 2017

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:06:00 EST

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 13, 2017 - The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.



Walgreens Launches Flu Index™ for 2017-18 Season

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:14:00 EST

Walgreens today launched its first Flu Index™ for the 2017-18 season, a weekly report that ranks the top markets and states for flu activity in the U.S., including Puerto Rico. Brownsville and Beaumont, Texas are among the top markets for flu this week, and Texas and Arkansas top the list of U.S. states with the most flu activity. 



Walgreens Earns Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality Recognition in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:01:00 EST

Walgreens received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This marks the 12th year Walgreens has earned a perfect score from the CEI index.



Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation Kick Off Fifth Year of the Get a Shot. Give a Shot.® Campaign, More Than 20 Million Lifesaving Vaccines Donated

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EST

DEERFIELD, Ill., September 07, 2017 - Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation are proud to kick off the fifth year of the Get a Shot. Give a Shot. campaign. Thanks to the support of Walgreens customers, the campaign has helped to provide more than 20 million polio and measles vaccines to people in developing countries.  



Walgreens Launches Center for Health & Wellbeing Research

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EST

DEERFIELD, Ill., August 15, 2017 - Walgreens today announced the launch of its Center for Health & Wellbeing Research, a website that features more than 50 Walgreens outcomes studies completed over the past six years. Areas of research include access to care and patient experience, adherence and clinical outcomes, digital health and member engagement, health care costs, HIV and specialty pharmacy, vaccinations and more.



Walgreens Helping Older Adults Learn How to Avoid Injury from Slips and Falls

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:00:00 EST

To help reduce the risk of injury from slips and falls, Walgreens will offer injury prevention tips and advice on Senior Day in stores nationwide Tuesday, Aug. 1.



Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS Team Up with Health Departments and Community Organizations to Heighten HIV Awareness

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:00:00 EST

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 19, 2017 – Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, are teaming up for the seventh straight year with health departments and local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) to offer free HIV testing and counseling about prevention strategies, including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), as part of a National HIV Testing Day effort.



Walgreens Healthcare Clinics to Offer Testing Services for Sexually Transmitted Infections, Including HIV, Hepatitis and Others

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EST

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 18, 2017 - Beginning April 25, Walgreens Healthcare Clinic locations in select markets will offer testing services for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, Hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea and other conditions.



Walgreens Flu Index™ for Week of March 5, 2017

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:22:00 EST

The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.



Walgreens Flu Index™ for Week of Feb. 26, 2017

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:34:00 EST

The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.



Walgreens Flu Index™ for Week of Feb. 19, 2017

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 EST

The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.



Walgreens Designates more than 50 Specialty Pharmacies as Cancer-Specialized Locations

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 EST

DEERFIELD, Ill., Feb. 22, 2017 - Furthering its commitment to personalized patient care and continuing education for its pharmacy staff, Walgreens has designated more than 50 of its local specialty pharmacies as cancer-specialized locations led by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who have advanced cancer training and expertise and are committed to making sure patients get the medications and answers they need when they need them.



Walgreens Flu Index™ for Week of Feb. 12, 2017

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:46:00 EST

The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.



Walgreens Flu Index™ for Week of Feb. 5, 2017

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:27:00 EST

The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.



Walgreens and FedEx Team Up to Offer FedEx Drop Off and Pick Up at Thousands of Walgreens Locations Nationwide

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:45:00 EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn., and DEERFIELD, Ill., Jan 11, 2017—FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and Walgreen Co., one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, announced a long-term alliance agreement that will offer convenient access to FedEx dropoff and pickup services at thousands of Walgreens locations across the United States beginning within the next several months.
 






Walgreens Collects more than 10 Tons of Unused Medications as it Reaches Goal of Installing Safe Medication Disposal Kiosks in 500 Pharmacies Throughout the U.S.

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:32:00 EST

Walgreens today announced it has reached its goal of installing more than 500 safe medication disposal kiosks this year at its pharmacies in 35 states and Washington D.C. The program, first announced in February, is the first ongoing national effort of its kind by a retailer to combat drug abuse and will expand to two additional states, Nevada and Maryland, by early November.



Walgreens and United Nations Foundation Launch 2016 Get a Shot. Give a Shot.® Campaign

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:14:00 EST

Walgreens and the United Nations (UN) Foundation today announced the launch of the 2016 Get a Shot. Give a Shot.® campaign, a fourth-year collaboration to help provide life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries. Now through Aug. 31, 20171, for every flu shot or other immunization administered at Walgreens pharmacies, Healthcare Clinics, or Duane Reade pharmacies, Walgreens will donate the value of a life-saving vaccine through the Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.



Walgreens Launches Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk Program in Iowa

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:00:00 EST

DEERFIELD, Ill., August 10, 2016 - Walgreens today is launching its safe medication disposal kiosk program in Iowa with the installation of drug take-back kiosks at eight Walgreens drugstores in the state. The launch is part of Walgreens effort, announced in February, to install safe medication disposal kiosks at more than 500 of its drugstores around the country.



Walgreens Launches Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk Program in Illinois

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST

DEERFIELD, Ill., August 08, 2016 - Walgreens today is launching its safe medication disposal kiosk program in Illinois with the installation of drug take-back kiosks at 45 Walgreens drugstores in Illinois. The launch is part of Walgreens effort, announced in February, to install safe medication disposal kiosks at more than 500 of its drugstores around the country.



Walgreens Launches CF Champions Program to Support Cystic Fibrosis Patients and Caregivers

Wed, 18 May 2016 10:00:00 EST

Walgreens launches CF Champions: Navigating the Journey, Together program to support cystic fibrosis patients and caregivers. Four Champions share their experiences living with the disease and ideas for meeting challenges.



Walgreens Makes It Easy to Spread Unexpected Joy during the Holidays

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:01:00 EST

Walgreens is making it easy to find small, thoughtful gifts that spread unexpected joy this holiday season.



Walgreens Study Shows Pharmacy Interventions Significantly Reduce Health Care Costs and Improve Outcomes

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 10:00:00 EST

DEERFIELD, Ill., November 02, 2015 - Pharmacy interventions for patients starting new medications can improve adherence, lower health care utilization and reduce overall health care costs, according to a new study released by Walgreens. The study, “Improving Medication Adherence and Healthcare Outcomes in a Commercial Population Through a Retail Pharmacy Chain,” is one of the first to quantify the total savings this type of approach to medication management can generate for patients and payers. It was presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Conference in Orlando, Fla. last week.



Walgreens Launches App for Apple Watch to Support Medication Adherence

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 16:05:00 EST

Walgreens today officially launched its app for Apple Watch that helps people take medications as prescribed through the easy-to-use Pill Reminder and Refill Reminder features.



Walgreens Flu Index™ for Week of Feb. 2, 2015

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 11:00:00 EST

DEERFIELD, Ill., February 03, 2015 - The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. With the ability to generate hyper-local data that’s as specific as a single zip code, the Index aims to drive consumer awareness and prevention within communities, while also serving as a valuable resource for health departments, media and others at the local level.



Walgreens and Madison Dearborn Partners Announce Agreement for Walgreens Infusion Services

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:15:00 EST

DEERFIELD, Ill., January 20, 2015 - Walgreen Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP), a leading private equity firm based in Chicago, under which MDP will acquire a majority interest in Walgreens Infusion Services.



Walgreens Expands Telehealth Platform to Offer Virtual Doctor Visits Through MDLIVE via Walgreens Mobile App

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:00:00 EST

DEERFIELD, Ill. & SUNRISE, Fla., December 08, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG), the nation’s largest drugstore chain, and MDLIVE, the nation’s leading provider of telehealth services, today introduced a new telehealth offering that will give Walgreens website users 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified doctors through its mobile application. With today’s launch, the service is now available to users in California and Michigan, with plans to rollout to additional states and markets over time.