February 24, 2016

Walgreens is the top drug store when it comes to customer satisfaction, with CVS not far behind, according to the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index.

February 22, 2016

Earlier this month, Walgreens announced plans to make naloxone available without a prescription in 35 states and Washington D.C. in accordance with each state’s pharmacy regulations. 

February 19, 2016

This family event – which has helped raise more than $1.5 million toward the cure-focused work of the DRI to date – has become one of South Florida's premier events with a draw of 10,000 people.

February 19, 2016

This week's Walgreens Flu Index tracks prevalence of the flu across the U.S. through Valentine's Day. 

February 17, 2016

In addition to honorary president, the APhA announced the slate of candidates for its board of trustees and president-elect.

February 17, 2016

Drug Channels' Adam Fein projects another slow-growth year for retail clinics in his latest blog. "While clinics sound like an exciting strategy, revenues from in-store clinics are - and will likely remain - a very small share of pharmacy chains' prescription revenues," he wrote. "While 2016 may see little growth, I still expect the number of retail clinics to reach 2,300 to 2,500 locations by 2018." (Drug Channels)

 

 

February 17, 2016

As of Feb. 17 Lumo Lift users enrolled in the program can earn Walgreens Balance Rewards points for daily step counts.

February 16, 2016

Theranos has submitted a plan to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to correct the deficiencies found at its California laboratory following a warning letter issued by that agency last month, Business Insider reported Tuesday. 

February 11, 2016

Walgreens plans to replace relational databases with Hadoop clusters that will help drive insights of greater amounts of consumer data for a lower cost, Walgreens chief information officer Abhi Dhar told CIO in a recent interview. "When you become experience focused, your technology vision is different," Dhar told CIO. "You're maniacally focused on making it easy for customers, which means you eliminate anything that gets in your way, even if it's the same technology that everybody else uses, and you have to consider ripping it up." (CIO)

February 11, 2016

While flu activity remains relatively low across most of the U.S., The Walgreens Flu Index data is tracking increased flu activity in the South and West regions.

February 11, 2016

With the 2016 legislative session underway, the Walgreens Corporate Partnership comes at an opportune time.

February 11, 2016

In a late January statement, Theranos resolved to "take corrective action and will submit a full plan of correction to CMS within days."

February 9, 2016

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. 

February 4, 2016

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

February 4, 2016
Flu season most often peaks in February in the U.S., Walgreens reported. 
February 3, 2016

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)

February 1, 2016

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

January 29, 2016

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)

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.