Walgreens extends online pharmacy with Pharmacy Chat

DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens patients that are seeking accessibility to the drug store chain's pharmacy now can chat live with a pharmacist 24/7.

Walgreens Pharmacy Chat provides a live, one-on-one online chat between patients and a pharmacy staff member regarding such inquiries as prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, pricing inquiries, prescription status and more. The Walgreens Pharmacy Chat is an extension of the chain's online pharmacy tool.

“Pharmacists are among the most trusted healthcare professionals, and Pharmacy Chat gives our patients and customers another way to reach out to Walgreens pharmacy when it’s most convenient for them,” said Kermit Crawford, Walgreens EVP pharmacy. “Our pharmacy staff  is always here to help, and we continue to introduce innovative technologies that bring our pharmacy services to our patients wherever they are, whenever they need us.”

In related news, Rite Aid also introduced its own 24/7 online chat for members of its Wellness+ customer rewards program.

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