01/21/2016 - 11:37am

Five of the top 10 markets with flu activity are located west of Texas. 

01/21/2016 - 11:24am

Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina on Thursday discussed merging cultures between Walgreens and Boots Alliance and the U.S. retail pharmacy market with Bloomberg. "The U.S. has a very complicated structure of delivering drugs to the patient, starting from the manufacturer, the health plan, the PBM, the distributor, the pharmacies," Pessina said. "There are a lot of dissynergies and a lot of waste ... if we could compact the [pharmaceutical supply] chain, it would make it more integrated and we would save a lot of money." (MSN)

01/19/2016 - 8:21am

Joe Magnacca was EVP and president Daily Living Products and Solutions for Walgreens, where he oversaw the company's marketing and merchandising operations in more than 8,000 stores. 

 

 

01/14/2016 - 1:03pm

The Daily Mail on Thursday reported that the plot of land where 19 women were hanged as part of the Salem witch trials - a place known as Proctor's Ledge - today overlooks a Walgreens location. "[We] asked locals where they thought [Proctor's Ledge] was and ever last one of them told us to go to this location," Wicccan Michele Ruscitti, who visited Salem in 2006 with her husband, told the New York Post. "I found it odd, since the town embraces their history, that there were no markers there. None ... just a Walgreens on the corner." (Daily Mail)

 

01/14/2016 - 11:37am

While the top markets with flu activity presently are located predominantly across the South, this past week has seen markets within Wisconsin and Iowa realize significant flu activity gains. 

01/14/2016 - 9:35am

WebMD is in talks with potential buyers to sell all or part of its business, Financial Times reported Thursday morning, though WebMD denies that to be the case. "The digital company, which provides data and edcuational information about illnesses, has been in talks with a number of potential buyers, said people close to the company," FT reported. Both Walgreens and UnitedHealth have been mentioned as potential suitors. WebMD issued a statement later Thursday morning that "in light of recent news reports, the company is reporting that it is not currently in any negotiations to be acquired." (Financial Times)

01/13/2016 - 11:45am

Walgreens, along with a host of other retailers, on Tuesday opted into Visa's Visa Checkout to help facilitate an omnichannel shopping experience. Walmart.com also will be incorporating the option into its services within the year, Visa reported.

01/11/2016 - 10:08am

For Walgreens, the agreement aligns with a two-pronged growth strategy for its retail clinics: investing in its core business while also developing deeper, more innovative approaches with health systems.

01/08/2016 - 11:15am

The Walgreens Flu Index data continues to suggest slight increases in flu activity in a number of markets, including Las Vegas and several markets in the deep South.