Alliance Boots on Monday announced it has acquired full ownership of UniDrug Distribution Group, its pre-wholesale and contract logistics joint venture in the United Kingdom, from UDG Healthcare for a consideration of around £66 million ($110.4 million) for the 50% shareholding it did not already own.
Following Walgreens' decision to acquire the rest of the Alliance Boots business — and to keep its headquarters based in the greater Chicago area — Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., weighs in on the decision in a brief video.
Walgreens Boots Alliance will be emphasizing improved front-end margin contributions across its U.S. Walgreens store base once the merger is complete, mirroring the peformance of its U.K. store base Boots, in an effort to counter margin pressures from the pharmacy side of the business.
Walgreens on Tuesday announced the new Balance Rewards for healthy choices initiatives, which is aimed at helping participants modify behavior risk factors associated with the nation's most pressing public health issues.
Baylor Scott & White Health, a Dallas-based healthcare system, is reportedly looking to ink an affiliation with retail-based health clinics inside select Walgreens and Walmart locations, the Dallas Morning News has reported.