In the latest installment of DSNTV, watch Walgreens’ Holly Schmidt and a panel of leading CPG executives discuss how to uncover changing consumer needs and attract talent to reach the millennial consumer.
Walgreens has teamed up with four Champions to share their stories through the new platform, including their experiences living with the disease and ideas for meeting challenges such as prevention of infection, nutrition and rigorous treatment regimens.
CHICAGO - The largest health system in Illinois is preparing to take over operations of more than 50 neighborhood health clinics located in Walgreens stores across the Chicago region, Crain's Chicago Business reported Monday. Advocate Health Care and Walgreens announced the ownership change in January. A series of kickoff events to mark the new Advocate Clinics at Walgreens are planned for Wednesday, Crain's reported. (Crain's Chicago Business)
At Kantar Retail’s two-day Drug Channels workshop, the company shared insights about how consumers are approaching health and wellness in a changed retail and healthcare landscape, how the big drug chains are looking to reach them and how suppliers can be a key part of doing so as we move into the future.
Walgreens pharmacists and Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners can administer MMR vaccine to individuals ages 7 and older in Mississippi and Tennessee; ages 14 and older in Kentucky; and ages 18 and older in Arkansas.
Speculation that Walgreens might be exploring an entry into the medical marijuana business followed a post on tumblr by Walgreens titled "Clarifying Clinical Cannabis." "Though marijuana has been approved for medical use in many states, marijuana is not yet approved for national use by the Food and Drug Administration," noted post author Dahlia Sultan, resident pharmacist, Walgreens and the University of Illinois at Chicago. "Medical marijuana can’t be purchased from a pharmacy like traditional prescriptions. It must be sold through a licensed dispensary in an approved state." (Walgreens on tumblr)
Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into whether Theranos misled investors about the state of its technology and operations, according to The Wall Street Journal. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the New York State Department of Health have received subpoenas in recent weeks seeking documents and testimony about representations made to them by the Palo Alto, Calif., blood-testing company, the newspaper said. (The Wall Street Journal)
Retailers and technology vendors convened at the fifth annual Health, Wellness and Technology Roundtable to discuss what they see in the current technology today, what they expect in 2016 and some of the unmet technology needs.
In February, CEO Update named National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson Trade Association CEO of the Year. DSN looks at some of the more important work accomplished by NACDS under Anderson’s leadership.