02/09/2016 - 10:13am

Walgreens will install safe medication disposal kiosks in more than 500 drug stores in 39 states and make naloxon available without a prescription at its pharmacies in 35 states. 

02/04/2016 - 12:28pm
Flu season most often peaks in February in the U.S., Walgreens reported. 
02/04/2016 - 10:21am

Rite Aid stockholders have voted to approve the proposed merger with Walgreens Boots Alliance, the Pennsylvania retailer announced Thursday morning.

02/03/2016 - 2:30pm

Is urgent care the next evolution of today's rapidly expanding retail clinics? On Wednesday Forbes speculated that the fast-growing urgent care market may be ripe for an entry from CVS Health or Walgreens Boots Alliance. "CVS or Walgreens will attempt to enter the standalone urgent care and primary care spaces in the next 12 to 24 months," suggested Gordon Maner, managing partner Allen Mooney Barnes in a recent report, Forbes noted. "Walmart, Target and other consumer-driven businesses will attempt to increase touch points with customers via immediate and scheduled healthcare services, although they will struggle to find profitability." (Forbes)

02/01/2016 - 4:37pm

The availability of the antidote to opioid overdoses through retail pharmacy is increasing. 

01/29/2016 - 11:39am

Drug Channels on Thursday released its latest ranking of pharmacies based on total prescription revenues, with Walgreens Boots Alliance the largest of retail pharmacies, followed by CVS Health and Walmart. "We estimate that total revenues of retail, mail and specialty pharmacies reached $364.1 billion in 2015, up 12.1% from 2014," wrote Adam Fein, CEO Drug Channels Institute. "The top tier of dispensing pharmacies ... accounted for about 64% of U.S. prescription dispensing revenues in 2015." (Drug Channels)

01/29/2016 - 10:34am
This week, Arizona ranks No. 2 in flu incidence among states and No. 3 in flu incidence gains, while Nevada tops the Walgreens Flu Index. 
 
01/28/2016 - 3:36pm
In addition, Walgreens is suspending Theranos laboratory services at its Palo Alto, Calif., store, effective immediately.
 
01/26/2016 - 3:26pm

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