January 29, 2016
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. 
 
January 28, 2016
In addition, Walgreens is suspending Theranos laboratory services at its Palo Alto, Calif., store, effective immediately.
 
January 27, 2016

The three shareholder proposals outlined in the company’s 2016 Proxy Statement were overwhelmingly supported by shareholders. 

January 26, 2016

Last year, many new multimedia features were added to the redesigned website, which includes a newsfeed, commentary, infographics, animations, video clips, health calculators and trackers, quizzes, as well as a drug interaction checker, pill identifier, and guide to pronunciation of medical terms. 

January 25, 2016

Based on industry quality benchmarks, URAC reviewed and certified Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy centralized services based on clinical credentials, operating processes and patient management results.

January 21, 2016

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

January 21, 2016

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)

January 19, 2016

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. 

 

 

January 14, 2016

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)

 

January 14, 2016

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)

January 14, 2016

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. 

January 13, 2016

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.

January 11, 2016

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.

January 8, 2016

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. 

January 7, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance’s proposed acquisition of Rite Aid Corporation is progressing as planned following a first quarter of fiscal 2016 that saw a 48.5% increase in net sales over last year. 

January 6, 2016

Consumers are blurring the lines between meals and snacks, and are increasingly choosing healthier options.

January 4, 2016

Walgreens, the official retail sponsor of People's Choice Awards 2016, is once again presenting the award for Favorite Humanitarian in conjunction with the company’s purpose to champion everyone’s right to be happy and healthy. 

January 4, 2016

Forbes on Monday reported the formation of a coalition known as "The Patient Access to Pharmacists' Care Coalition," which is advocating Medicare reimbursement for senior immunizations. "Our immunization program continues to demonstrate the important role our 27,000 pharmacists are playing in healthcare delivery today, providing greater access than ever before to a wide range of CDC-recommended vaccines, as well as other important, preventive healthcare services," Walgreens said in a statement. (Forbes

January 4, 2016

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.

December 17, 2015

The second Red Nose Day annual special will air Thursday, May 26 from 9-11 p.m. ET on NBC. 

December 17, 2015

Rite Aid met Wall Street expectations, as analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had forecast earnings of 6 cents on $8.2 billion in revenue.

December 17, 2015

"John [Standley's] done an incredible job and has an ubelievable pedigree across a whole number of positions at Rite Aid," Jonathan Aspatore, CEO ExecRank, shared with TheStreet in an interview.

December 15, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance may be in position to acquire PBM Express Scripts by 2018, according to a Bidness ETC report published Tuesday. "[Jeffries analysts] stated that due to antitrust issues, the Walgreens-Rite Aid acquisition deal may not go forward," Bidness ETC reported. "After the merger is cleared, a deal for a pharmacy benefit manager can be expected next." (Bidness ETC)