Walgreens announces opioid antidote naloxone available without prescription in all of its New Jersey pharmacies

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-May-09 — /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 New Jersey pharmacies in accordance with state pharmacy regulations. Naloxone is now more accessible and easier to obtain in […]

SSM Health to operate 27 retail health clinics within Walgreens stores across the St. Louis region including four clinics in Illinois

Walgreens and SSM Health expand relationship to further coordinate patient care DEERFIELD, Ill. & ST. LOUIS, 2016-Apr-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens and SSM Health have signed an agreement to expand their relationship, through which SSM Health will own and operate the clinical practice and management of operations of 27 retail health clinics within Walgreens […]

Walgreens announces that naloxone is now available without prescriptionin in all of its Pennsylvania pharmacies

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Apr-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its comprehensive national plan to combat drug abuse, Walgreens today announced it has made naloxone, a potentially lifesaving opioid antidote, available without requiring a prescription from an individual’s physician in all of its Pennsylvania pharmacies in accordance with state pharmacy regulations. Naloxone is now more […]

Walgreens study: Patients eligible for pharmacy interventions experience 3 percent greater medication adherence and nearly 2 percent less hospitalizations

Patients eligible for pharmacy interventions experience 3 percent greater medication adherence and nearly 2 percent less hospitalizations DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Apr-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens pharmacy patients offered a multi-faceted medication adherence program demonstrated 3 percent greater medication adherence1, and significantly lower healthcare spending, according to a new Walgreens study recently published in the peer-reviewed […]

Walgreens returns as the exclusive retail partner of the second annual Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day’s official retail partner makes more Red Noses available and expands Red Nose Day merchandise to help raise funds to fight kids’ poverty DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Mar-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Championing everyone’s right to be happy and healthy, Walgreens proudly returns as the exclusive retail partner of the second annual Red Nose Day, […]

Walgreens donates $100,000 to CDC Foundation to aid its Zika virus education and prevention efforts in Puerto Rico

Company Donates $100,000 to CDC Foundation to Aid Education and Prevention Efforts All Walgreens Puerto Rico Locations to Offer CDC-Recommended Items to Prevent Zika DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Mar-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — In an effort to curb the spread of Zika virus disease in Puerto Rico, Walgreens is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and […]

WALGREENS: TOP TEN DMAS WITH FLU ACTIVITY FOR THE WEEK OF 2/21/2016

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. This week, Walgreens Flu Index data is tracking increased flu activity in the South and West regions of the U.S. […]

WALGREENS: TOP TEN DMAS WITH FLU ACTIVITY FOR THE WEEK OF 2/14/2016

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. This week, Walgreens Flu Index data is tracking increased flu activity in the South and West regions of the U.S. […]

Advocate Health Care to own and operate 56 Healthcare Clinics at Walgreens stores across Chicagoland area

Clinical agreement to improve care coordination and access across 56 retail clinic locations DEERFIELD, Ill. & CHICAGO, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Walgreens and Advocate Health Care today announced Advocate will own and operate the 56 Healthcare Clinics at Walgreens stores across the greater Chicagoland area. The retail clinics will function as part of […]

People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented by Walgreens to be awarded to Ellen DeGeneres

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The People’s Choice Awards and CBS announced today that Ellen DeGeneres will receive the fourth annual People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented by Walgreens, during the live awards show from the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television […]

Walgreens: Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity for the Week of 12/6/2015

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — While Walgreens Flu Index™ data suggests a slight increase in flu activity in some markets, overall activity remains relatively low across most of the U.S. The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information, and ranking of those experiencing the highest […]

Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Texas tops Walgreens Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity for the week of 11/29/15

Index adds new interactive features providing actionable, hyper-local data for media, health officials and others DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-12-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The one constant that accompanies every flu season is unpredictability, which is why tools and resources that can track and measure influenza activity can be so critical in helping to keep communities […]

Walgreens received 100 percent score on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI)

Walgreens Earns 100 percent Score for the 11th Year on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 14th Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices […]

Pharmacy interventions for patients starting new medications can reduce overall healthcare costs – Walgreens study

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-11-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — 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 […]

American Pharmacists Month: Walgreens acknowledges its more than 27,000 community pharmacists

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-10-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — In support and recognition of American Pharmacists Month, Walgreens is acknowledging its more than 27,000 community pharmacists for the important role they play as the most accessible health care providers in the community, supporting preventive and chronic care for the more than 8 million customers who interact […]

EMV chips credit cards now accepted at more than 8,200 Walgreens retail stores nationwide

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-9-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Credit cards with “EMV chips” are now being accepted at all of the more than 8,200 Walgreens retail stores nationwide, ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline for retailers to begin accepting the new cards. Most financial institutions and card issuers are sending their customers chip cards that […]

Walgreens: Get a Shot. Give a Shot kicks off its third and most comprehensive campaign

Third year of program enables Walgreens customers to help protect millions of children in developing countries from polio and measles DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over the last two years, Walgreens has helped to provide 7 million life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries through the Get a Shot. Give a Shot® […]

Walgreens and Providence Health & Services partner to coordinate patient care and improve patient access

Agreement to bring retail clinic expansion to Oregon and Washington under new collaborative services model DEERFIELD, Ill. & SEATTLE, 2015-8-21— /EPR Retail News/ —  Walgreens and Providence Health & Services today announced a strategic clinical collaboration aimed at coordinating patient care and improving patient access, which plans to bring up to 25 new retail clinics […]

Flu shots now available with no appointment at all Walgreens, Healthcare Clinics and Duane Reade pharmacies

More than 90 percent of patients receiving flu shots at Walgreens have insurance to cover vaccination costs Flu Index recaps states and markets hardest hit by flu last season DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-8-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Flu shots are now available daily with no appointment necessary at all Walgreens pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics nationwide, and Duane […]

Unilever and Walgreens partner to help provide 15 million gallons of clean water to developing communities

Purchase of Select Unilever Products at Walgreens to Trigger Donation of Clean Water Overseas* ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NEW JERSEY, 2015-8-3— /EPR Retail News/ — Announced today, Unilever and Walgreens have joined forces for the first time with Me to We to provide customers with a new way to make a positive impact on the world through everyday purchases. Give […]

More than a dozen leading US companies to create the nation’s largest employer-led coalition committed to creating pathways to meaningful employment for America’s young people

Top U.S.-Based Companies Create Pathways to Economic Opportunity for Young Americans Alaska Airlines, Cintas, CVS Health, Hilton Worldwide, HMSHost, JCPenney, JPMorgan Chase, Lyft, Macy’s, Microsoft, Porch.com, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Target, Walgreens and Walmart Come Together With the Goal to Create the Nation’s Largest Employer-Led Coalition to Hire or Train 100,000 Opportunity Youth  […]

National HIV Testing Day: Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to offer free HIV Testing in more than 150 cities

HIV Testing Events Scheduled at Select Walgreens Locations Over Three Days in the Lead Up to National HIV Testing Day, June 27 DEERFIELD, Ill. & MENLO PARK, Calif., 2015-6-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the lead up to National HIV Testing Day on June 27, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information […]

Walgreens and MDLIVE announce an expansion of its telehealth platform to users in Colorado, Illinois and Washington

Customers in Colorado, Washington and Illinois gain access to MDLIVE’s virtual doctor service through Walgreens mobile app and online telehealth platform Walgreens plans to expand telehealth platform to 25 states by end of year DEERFIELD, Ill. & SUNRISE, Fla., 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens, in collaboration with MDLIVE, the nation’s leading provider of […]

Walgreens offers additional ways for customers to show support as the nation’s largest drugstore continues to exceed its Red Nose Day fundraising goal

Campaign’s exclusive retailer hits $7million and offers additional ways for customers to contribute before Red Nose Day on May 21and the NBC televised fundraising event DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — With tremendous support from customers across the country, Walgreens has exceeded its goal of raising $5 million through red nose and vendor […]

Walgreens and UnitedHealthcare to integrate Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices™ with UnitedHealthcare’s Reward Me to help people adopt healthy behaviors

UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored plan participants in Arizona and Illinois will soon earn Walgreens Balance® Rewards points for completing certain healthy activities Plan participants will accumulate Balance Rewards points within UnitedHealthcare’s Health4Me mobile app DEERFIELD, Ill., and MINNETONKA, Minn., 2015-4-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s fully insured plans in Arizona and Illinois can soon […]

Walgreens Will be the Exclusive Retailer of Red Noses in the U.S.

Walgreens Will be the Exclusive Retailer of Red Noses in the U.S.  New York, NY, 2015-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — NBC today announced its collaboration with Walgreens and M&M’S® Brand around its first-ever “Red Nose Day” broadcast. To drive positive change through powerful entertainment, Walgreens and M&M’S will be two of the presenting media […]

Walgreens announces the top markets and states for flu activity for this season, according to its season-ending Flu Index, November 2014 – February 2015

ul> Oklahoma City tops list for overall activity; Texas lands three markets in nation’s top 10 Silver lining for snowbound Bostonians – Beantown, Portland (Ore.) among markets with least flu activity DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — With flu activity winding down in the U.S., Walgreens today announced the top markets (DMAs) and states […]

Walgreens Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity for the week of Feb. 24, 2015

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-2-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — 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 […]

PatientsLikeMe works with Walgreens to help people understand how the medications they take may affect them

Newly-Enhanced Health Dashboard Now Includes Access to Patient-Reported Data on Side Effects for 5000+ Medications CAMBRIDGE, MA., 2015-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — PatientsLikeMe is working with Walgreens to help make it easier for people to understand how the medications they take may affect them. Now, anyone researching a medication or filling a prescription on Walgreens.com can access […]

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy to dispense Ibrance for those requiring access to advanced, metastatic breast cancer therapy

New Drug Available to Treat ER+/HER2- Advanced, Metastatic Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens today announced that Ibrance® (palbociclib) is immediately available through Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy for those requiring access to advanced, metastatic breast cancer therapy. Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy was selected by Pfizer as one of a group of […]