Walgreens donates $200,000 and kicks off customer donation program to American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Company donates food and medical items to emergency shelter in Houston Walgreens generator provides emergency power to City of Victoria Company donates $200,000 to American Red Cross, while nationwide customer donation program begins Tuesday DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens is supporting relief efforts in Southeast Texas through a number of initiatives […]

Walgreens recognized for its Safe Medication Disposal program by The California Product Stewardship Council

SAN DIEGO, 2017-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) today ( August 21, 2017) presented Walgreens with the 2017 Infinity Arrow Award for Service and Take Back in recognition for the company’s Safe Medication Disposal program. Walgreens disposal program, launched last year, is the first ongoing national effort of its kind […]

Walgreens launches website that features more than 50 completed Walgreens outcomes studies

Company collaborates with academic institutions, including Johns Hopkins Medicine, Scripps Translational Science Institute, University of California, San Francisco – School of Pharmacy and the University of Chicago Medicine to improve health and wellness in America DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens today (15 August 2017) announced the launch of its Center for Health […]

Walgreens’ Senior Day to offer injury prevention tips and advice on Tuesday, Aug. 1

Fall prevention is focus of Senior Day at Walgreens stores nationwide on Tuesday, Aug. 1 Falls are leading cause of injury among adults 65 and older, according to CDC Supporting multimedia at news.walgreens.com/presskits/do-not-fall.htm DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — To help reduce the risk of injury from slips and falls, and to educate seniors […]

Walgreens expands its beauty offering with the addition of Sleek MakeUP

U.K. brand launches in more than 150 Walgreens stores and on Walgreens.com this summer DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens today ( July 17, 2017 ) announced the addition of Sleek MakeUP, one of the fastest growing mass market cosmetics brands in the U.K.*, to its beauty offering at more than 150 stores and […]

Lifesaving opioid antidote naloxone now available without a prescription in all Walgreens pharmacies in Michigan

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its comprehensive national plan to combat drug abuse, Walgreens today announced it has made naloxone, a lifesaving opioid antidote, available without a prescription in all of its Michigan pharmacies in accordance with state pharmacy regulations. Naloxone is now more accessible and easier to obtain in […]

Walgreens data show more than 20 percent of its app users are age 55 and older

Data show Walgreens app driving more than twice the adoption rate of industry averages among adults age 55 and older DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Walgreens mobile app, already one of the most popular retailer apps in the marketplace with tens of millions of users nationwide, has garnered a particularly robust […]

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to offer free HIV testing and counseling about prevention strategies

Free HIV testing available at participating Walgreens in 130 cities nationwide, June 27 and 28 DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — 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 […]

Walgreens announces Memorial Day 20% discount for veterans, active duty military and families on May 29, 2017

DEERFIELD, Ill, 2017-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — To honor the service and sacrifices of Americans who served in the armed forces, Walgreens is offering a Memorial Day 20-percent discount to all veterans, active duty military personnel and their immediate family members, including the families of those who lost their lives in service to their […]

75% of Walgreens mental health platform visitors who complete screenings take active steps for follow-up

One year into initiative and collaboration with Mental Health America, data shows nearly 75 percent of Walgreens visitors who complete screenings take active steps for follow-up DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — One year after Walgreens launched its mental health initiative and collaboration with Mental Health America (MHA), data shows nearly 75 percent […]

Walgreens to present findings of five clinical studies at the 22nd ISPOR Annual International Meeting

Studies examine pharmacy initiatives focused on medication adherence and outcomes DEERFIELD, Ill, 2017-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens will present the findings of five recently completed clinical studies at the 22nd Annual International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Annual International Meeting, May 20-24 in Boston. Clinical abstracts from the studies being presented […]

Walgreens initiative to combat drug abuse crisis successfully disposed of 72 tons of medications in first year

Company also continues participation in DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Apr-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens today ( April 26, 2017) announced its safe medication disposal program has collected and safely disposed of 72 tons of medications since the launch of the program in 2016. The program, launched in February […]

Walgreens, American Society of Transplantation (AST) to work over improving medication adherence for organ transplant recipients

DEERFIELD, Ill. and MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., 2017-Apr-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens and the American Society of Transplantation (AST) today (April 24, 2017 ) announced a collaboration focused on establishing future initiatives to help improve medication adherence for organ transplant recipients. The topic of adherence and taking medications as prescribed is especially critical in transplantation, as […]

Walgreens kicks off six-week charitable campaign benefitting Red Nose Day

Walgreens returns as exclusive U.S. retailer of Red Noses, on sale starting April 17, to help end child poverty — one nose at a time DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Red Noses, the iconic symbol of the Red Nose Day cause to end child poverty, are on sale beginning today (17 April […]

Walgreens and PeopleForBikes launch unique road cycling journeys in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day Campaign

Road Cycling Experience to Benefit Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day Campaign to End Child Poverty DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens and PeopleForBikes have joined together to introduce “Ride On for Red Nose Day,” two four-day professional-grade road cycling experiences that will begin April 30 to help support Red Nose Day’s mission to […]

Walgreens announces availability of naloxone opioid antidote without prescription at its Arizona pharmacies

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its comprehensive national plan to combat drug abuse, Walgreens today (January 17, 2017) announced it has made naloxone, a lifesaving opioid antidote, available without a prescription in all of its Arizona pharmacies in accordance with state pharmacy regulations. Naloxone is now more accessible and […]

FedEx dropoff and pickup services to be made available at Walgreens locations nationwide

Walgreens and FedEx customers to benefit from additional convenient and secure delivery locations   MEMPHIS, Tenn., and DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — 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 […]

Walgreens installs its drug take-back kiosks at 16 Walgreens drugstores in New Jersey

Governor Chris Christie joins Walgreens at today’s launch to help fight prescription drug abuse DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Dec-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens today (December 22, 2016) is launching its safe medication disposal kiosk program in New Jersey with the installation of drug take-back kiosks at 16 Walgreens drugstores in New Jersey. The launch is […]

Walgreens announces new strategic partnership with health care incubator and innovation community, MATTER

DEERFIELD & CHICAGO, Ill., 2016-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — As Walgreens focuses on new ways to help support the development of next-generation health care technology, products and services, today (Dec. 20, 2016) the company joins Chicago-based health care incubator and innovation community, MATTER, in announcing a new strategic relationship. Walgreens will collaborate with health […]

Walgreens and University of Miami Health System to deliver coordinated clinical care and pharmacy excellence across South Florida

UM Health System to operate retail clinics in 17 Walgreens stores across South Florida; Walgreens to open three retail pharmacies located within University of Miami Health System facilities DEERFIELD, Ill. & MIAMI, Fla., 2016-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens and the University of Miami Health System today (Dec. 14, 2016) announced a collaboration focused on […]

Walgreens and STSI study suggest that automated health tracking can improve long-term health engagement

Connected devices and apps eliminating the need for manual tracking drive better long-term engagement in healthy activities, study shows DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens today (December 12, 2016) announced findings from a collaborative study with the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) suggesting that automated health tracking can significantly improve long-term health […]

Walgreens with perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI)

Company scores 100 percent for the 12th Year on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th Annual Scorecard DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered […]

Walgreens announces availability of opioid antidote naloxone in all of its Louisiana pharmacies

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Nov-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its comprehensive national plan to combat drug abuse, Walgreens today (November 22, 2016) announced it has made naloxone, a lifesaving opioid antidote, available without a prescription in all of its Louisiana pharmacies in accordance with state pharmacy regulations. Naloxone is now more accessible and […]

Baptist Health and Walgreens to improve healthcare of northeast Florida community

DEERFIELD, Ill. and JACKSONVILLE, Fla., 2016-Nov-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baptist Health and Walgreens today (Nov. 16, 2016 ) announced a collaboration focused on improving and coordinating healthcare to create greater convenience and value for residents of northeast Florida. As part of the agreement, in early January 2017, Baptist’s retail pharmacy operations will open under […]

Walgreens offers Veterans Day discount to all veterans, active duty military personnel on Nov. 11

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — To celebrate the service and sacrifices of the nation’s military, Walgreens is offering a Veterans Day discount to all veterans, active duty military personnel and their immediate family members. On Friday, Nov. 11, customers with a Walgreens Balance® Rewards card and valid military ID or proof of […]

Walgreens collected and safely disposed more than 10 tons of medication through its safe medication disposal kiosks nationwide

Walgreens collected and safely disposed more than 10 tons of medication through its safe medication disposal kiosks nationwide   DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens today ( October 18, 2016) announced it has reached its goal of installing more than 500 safe medication disposal kiosks this year at its pharmacies in 35 […]

Walgreens offers customers the option to pick up their online purchase at neighborhood Walgreens store

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens customers now have the option to pick up eligible online and mobile app retail orders in-store at more than 7,600 locations, with free shipping and no minimum order required. The new offering allows customers to shop the retailer’s expanded online product selection and pick up their […]

Walgreens and Vitamin Angels announce milestone of providing 100 million children and mothers with essential vitamins

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just over two years into its collaboration with the charity, Vitamin Angels, Walgreens has reached its goal of helping to provide 100 million children and mothers with essential vitamins and supplements they need to help prevent blindness and other serious conditions in undernourished children around the world.  The […]

Walgreens highlights importance of prescription preparedness for patients in areas impacted by Hurricane Matthew

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens is underscoring the importance of prescription preparedness for its pharmacy patients in areas that may be impacted by Hurricane Matthew, currently threatening the southeastern U.S. The company is offering the following tips for assuring prescription needs are met for those potentially impacted by the storm. 1. […]

Beauty Enthusiast: Walgreens launches a new beauty club within its Balance® Rewards loyalty program

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Oct-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens today (October 04, 2016) announced the launch of Beauty Enthusiast, a new beauty club within its Balance® Rewards loyalty program, which provides cardholders who register for Beauty Enthusiast with additional rewards on beauty and personal care items, as well as other benefits. Sign up is free, […]