January 4, 2016

Walgreens, the official retail sponsor of People's Choice Awards 2016, is once again presenting the award for Favorite Humanitarian in conjunction with the company’s purpose to champion everyone’s right to be happy and healthy. 

January 4, 2016

Forbes on Monday reported the formation of a coalition known as "The Patient Access to Pharmacists' Care Coalition," which is advocating Medicare reimbursement for senior immunizations. "Our immunization program continues to demonstrate the important role our 27,000 pharmacists are playing in healthcare delivery today, providing greater access than ever before to a wide range of CDC-recommended vaccines, as well as other important, preventive healthcare services," Walgreens said in a statement. (Forbes

January 4, 2016

The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.

December 17, 2015

The second Red Nose Day annual special will air Thursday, May 26 from 9-11 p.m. ET on NBC. 

December 17, 2015

Rite Aid met Wall Street expectations, as analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had forecast earnings of 6 cents on $8.2 billion in revenue.

December 17, 2015

"John [Standley's] done an incredible job and has an ubelievable pedigree across a whole number of positions at Rite Aid," Jonathan Aspatore, CEO ExecRank, shared with TheStreet in an interview.

December 15, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance may be in position to acquire PBM Express Scripts by 2018, according to a Bidness ETC report published Tuesday. "[Jeffries analysts] stated that due to antitrust issues, the Walgreens-Rite Aid acquisition deal may not go forward," Bidness ETC reported. "After the merger is cleared, a deal for a pharmacy benefit manager can be expected next." (Bidness ETC)

 

December 15, 2015

In conjunction with the fulfillment agreement, Valeant will reduce prices of its branded prescription-based dermatological and ophthalmological products by 10%.

December 11, 2015

The second request will extend the waiting period imposed by the HSR Act until 30 days after Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid have substantially complied with the request. 

December 11, 2015

Dec. 15 is the deadline to enroll for health coverage beginning on Jan. 1. 

December 11, 2015

The Wall Street Journal on Thursday shared a Wolfe Research analyst's concerns that the Walgreens Boots Alliance proposed deal to acquire Rite Aid may not pass regulatory scrutiny. "[T]he merger seems to go against the spirt of the antitrust laws in the U.S.," noted Scott Muskin, Wolfe Research analyst. (The Wall Street Journal)

 

 

 

December 10, 2015

For the week of Dec. 6, the top 10 markets with flu activity are predominantly in Texas. 

December 9, 2015

Walgreens has partnered with Verve Chicago on an online research community to get better insights into its customer base. 

December 7, 2015

Recent entries in the prescription delivery business have upped the ante, promising patients quicker service that fits their schedule.

December 7, 2015

Every day retailers leverage their strong neighborhood bonds to feed some mighty and noble causes. Here are some — but not all — of our current favorites.

December 3, 2015

Attendance at the event, presented by Drug Store News, reached record levels, with 40 retailers and more than 240 supplier participants. 

December 3, 2015

The Walgreens Flu Index uses data for antiviral medications for treating the flu filled every week and lists the top markets and states by flu activity, as well as the states and markets with the most gains in flu activity. 

December 1, 2015

Walgreens has begun its same-day service powered by Deliv with 67 stores in the Dallas area.

November 30, 2015

For every immunization, including flu shots, administered at a Walgreens pharmacy, the value of two life-saving vaccines will be donated to a child in a developing country.

November 20, 2015

The 2016 CEI rated 851 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices.

November 17, 2015

The woman behind of some Walgreens’ biggest digital innovations is departing the company to become COO at Kohl’s.

November 16, 2015

A new survey of doctors finds them largely willing to embrace telehealth to complement the care they provide. 

November 11, 2015

Since Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that it would be acquiring Rite Aid, you’ve likely had some questions about it swirling in your head. Here’s what you need to know.