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. 
March 3, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance is exploring the possibility behind opening a retail pharmacy stake in Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Friday.

March 3, 2016

Roche Diabetes' Accu-Chek Aviva Connect is available exclusively at Walgreens.

March 2, 2016

Walgreens is opening a specialty pharmacy location in downtown Richmond, Va., the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported last week.

March 1, 2016

Providence Health & Services on Monday opened the first retail health clinics within Walgreens retail pharmacy outlets, The Puget Sound Business Journal reported. 

February 29, 2016

The Financial Times on Monday reported Walgreens is looking to terminate its relationship with Theranos, citing people familiar with the matter, potentially forcing the closure of 43 blood-testing wellness centers operated within Walgreens locations. 

February 25, 2016

On its Walgreens Flu Index heat map, both Arizona and Texas are already at the higest level of flu incidence.

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.