March 28, 2016

Following the sell-out success of last year's inaugural Red Nose Day, Walgreens is going beyond the nose in 2016 and raising funds through the sale of new Red Flair merchandise.

March 27, 2016

As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News hosted the Chronic Care and Retail Health Roundtable, expanding the program for the first time in its 15 year-existence beyond the diabetes management. 

March 25, 2016

Flu activity is still trending high according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index released Thursday. According to the report, Kentucky, Wyoming and New Mexico are the three states exhibiting the most flu activity.

March 24, 2016

Drug Channels on Thursday reflected on the recent web-weaving deals announced by Walgreens Boots Alliance, namely that the company increased its ownership stake in AmerisourceBergen to 15% and partnered with PBM OptumRx on 90-day fills. "As these deals illustrate, WBA is no itsy-bitsy channel participant," concluded Adam Fein, president Pembroke Consulting and CEO Drug Channels Institute. "It’s spinning a complicated network of silky connections throughout the healthcare system." (Drug Channels

March 24, 2016

Retailers prowling for growth potential in men’s grooming are directing their focus to skin care.

March 22, 2016

According to the latest reports, only 3.1% of teens abused DXM in 2015, compared to 5.4% who reported abusing DXM in 2006. 

March 18, 2016

CHPA bolstered its membership roster with five new members and eight new associate members. 

March 18, 2016

The Walgreens Flu Index on Thursday indicated that most of the nation is contending with relatively high levels of flu incidence for the week of March 13, with Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee topping the charts in states with flu activity.

March 18, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance also continues to hold warrants to purchase an additional 22.7 million shares of AmerisourceBergen common stock, which Walgreens Boots Alliance has the right to exercise beginning in March 2017.

March 17, 2016

OptumRx is UnitedHealth Group’s free-standing pharmacy care services business, managing more than one billion prescriptions annually.

March 17, 2016

As new blood cancer therapies come to market and patients are able to manage their disease with oral medications at home, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy pharmacists are well-positioned on the front lines.

March 16, 2016

DSN hosted its 17th annual Industry Issues Summit in December, bringing together a leading panel of executives for an in-depth discussion into how retailers and suppliers can drive more productive partnerships, unlock category growth and ultimately forge more meaningful connections between consumers and their brands.

March 16, 2016

With Roche’s Accu-Chek Connect application customers can connect compatible devices with their Walgreens Balance Rewards account and start earning points.

March 15, 2016

During the evening, attendees were treated to presentations by Schiffer and Vitamin Angels’ board member and media personality, Sara Snow. 

March 11, 2016

In December, DSN hosted its 17th annual Industry Issues Summit. A record crowd of some 300 supplier and retailer executives were on hand to see seven top merchants from leading chains and special guest moderator Dan Mack, managing director, Elevation Forum, discuss how retailers and suppliers could build better, higher-trusting partnerships, based on authenticity and creating deeper value. What follows is the complete transcript from the December 3rd event.

March 11, 2016

Vitamin Shoppe named Walgreens Boots Alliance's former chief information officer to its board of directors, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. "Tim Theriault, who stepped down from Walgreens Boots in June 2015 after six years as the pharmacy retailer's technology chief, joined Vitamin Shoppe's board March 8 and is a member of the audit committee," The Journal reported. Theriault's appointment "is the result of our ongoing efforts to ensure that our board has the right mix of skills and experience necessary to advance our long-term goals," non-executive board chariman Richard Markee said in a statement. (Wall Street Journal)

March 10, 2016

This week's Walgreens Flu Index report for the week of March 6 indicated Arizona, Mississippi and Texas were the top three states experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.

March 8, 2016

As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News assembled a first-class panel of retail pharmacy and supplier executives for an exclusive, in-depth discussion on emerging best practices for improving care among patients with chronic conditions.

March 7, 2016

Beginning March 7, all of Walgreens 120 drug stores in Puerto Rico will dedicate space to providing information on CDC-recommended steps to prevent the spread of Zika virus.

March 4, 2016

With the nation struggling to pay its massive health bill, medical schools turning out fewer and fewer primary care doctors, 10,000 boomers a day turning 65 years old and putting new stress on Medicare and health services, the Affordable Care Act demanding new cost-saving solutions to front-line care, and chronic diseases reaching epidemic proportions, it’s clearly time to fully engage the nation’s nearly 180,000 community pharmacists in the urgent campaign for a more effective, more accessible and less costly healthcare system.

March 4, 2016

Retail pharmacies play an important role in disaster and emergency situations, often acting to provide first response aid for people needing food, water, medical supplies and healthcare services.

March 4, 2016

One of the most promising recent developments in the nation’s search for a more accessible and cost-effective healthcare system has been the rapid rise of health events and free testing services at chain and independent pharmacies. 

March 4, 2016

Walgreens-partner Providence Health and Services plans to merge with St. Joseph Health, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported Friday. "Providence will then become the third-largest non-profit health system in the U.S., behind only Kaiser Permanente and Ascension Health, the Journal reported. "Providence's system includes 34 hospitals, but will grow to 50 with the merger." (Puget Sound Business Journal)

 

March 3, 2016
Looking forward, for the week of Feb. 28 the top three states experiencing the greatest flu activity gains included Mississippi, Kentucky and South Carolina.