November 23, 2016

Consumers and fans of "The Walking Dead" can now pick up an exclusive Rick Grimes action figure, along with their shampoo or prescriptions, at Walgreens.

November 22, 2016

In February, Walgreens announced its plan to make naloxone available prescription-free in 35 states in Washington, D.C. in accordance with each state’s pharmacy regulations. Since then, it’s had success in 24 states containing more than 4,300 Walgreens pharmacies.

November 21, 2016

The proliferation of online grocery delivery is a sign of the “Sheep Effect,” according to a retail analyst interviewed on CBS’s Sunday Morning, which aired a segment on the evolution of omnichannel retail.

November 18, 2016

Nearly 250,000 free health screenings were conducted and 52,000 immunizations were administered in more than 4,600 Walmart stores last month.

November 18, 2016

Walgreens is the first pharmacy to provide PatientsLikeMe reports about medications on its website.

November 17, 2016

“This is a strategic relationship between the most comprehensive health care system in the region and a long-standing, trusted provider of pharmacy services throughout the community,” Baptist Health stated.

November 16, 2016

Frustrated watching specialty stores, online merchants and department stores siphon off a market they once controlled more than 50% of, mass marketers are firing back to regain their dominance of the $16 billion U.S. beauty market.

November 16, 2016

According to court documents, Walgreens repeatedly requested assurances from Theranos that it was adequately addressing concerns from regulators. However, Theranos dodged many of those requests, Walgreens claims.

November 16, 2016

The Female Health Company, now known as Veru Healthcare following its merger with Aspen Park Pharmaceuticals, earlier this year introduced its Female Condom, FC2, at both Walgreens and Kinney Drugs.

November 14, 2016

A Trump administration increases the likelihood that Walgreens Boots Alliance will successfully close its proposed acquisition of Rite Aid, though the deal's acual closing date may be extended further into the first quarter of 2017, suggested a Seeking Alpha opinion piece published Sunday.  "A new administration will be more open to the Kroger solution [buying Rite Aid prescription files and moving them in-house] than the previous administration," Seeking Alpha wrote. "Given the current hostile environment for consumer mergers, it is hard not to believe that the new regime increases the odds of regulatory approval at least modestly." (Seeking Alpha)

November 11, 2016

Patients using HIV-specialized pharmacies more likely to use regimens on guideline.

November 10, 2016

Walgreens has donated one percent of retail sales from vitamin and supplement purchases to Vitamin Angels, culminating in a total of more than $25 million as of September 2016.

November 9, 2016

Lawsuit likely regards June 12 announcement that Walgreens was terminating 40 Theranos Wellness Centers.

November 8, 2016

Novartis' Heart Partner app makes it easy to track daily vitals, store key health information and coordinate care and activities with others.

November 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES - With a growing footprint at traditional grocery retailers, E-hydrate, the maker of natural Protein On-the-Go, recently secured distribution through Walgreens, which added E-hydrate's two flagship SKUs in the top locations across the country.

"Customers are now actively on the lookout for healthier choices when they're on-the-go," stated Jiam Kayser, E-hydrate chief sales officer. "Walgreens is right in line with our philosophy, and we're excited about the new focus on healthy food choices at Walgreens."

November 2, 2016

Prior to the proposed offering, the selling stockholders owned 22.5 million shares in the aggregate, representing approximately 2.1% of Walgreens' outstanding shares of common stock.

November 1, 2016

Mars is expanding the distribution of its popular cocoa extract supplement.

November 1, 2016

Walgreens begins servicing TriCare members Dec. 1, but will extend a 20% discount to all military active-duty and veterans, and their families, in honor of Veterans Day.

October 31, 2016

The survey of 1,000 Medicare Part D beneficiaries was conducted Sept. 14 through Sept. 25 by Market Insights Group in advance of Medicare’s annual enrollment period.

October 28, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. - Kroger may not be the only retail pharmacy in the hunt for divested Rite Aid stores following the proposed merger between Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite aid, BNL Finance reported in a blog posted Thursday. In fact, they may not even be a good fit - Walmart in its move toward smaller retail footprints may be a better suitor. "However, I think the sleeping giants that no one is talking about ... are competing pharmacy benefit managers like Express Scripts Holding and Catamaran," wrote Brian Nichols, BNL Finance editor-in-chief. "All of Express Scripts and Catamaran’s competitors are getting stronger in the PBM space, with a combination of retail pharmacies, wholesale and PBM. [So] don’t be surprised if Express Scripts and Catamaran ... make a move to form a retail pharmacy business with 700 Rite Aid stores." (BNL Finance)

October 26, 2016

Trubrand was exclusively launched through Kroger, and distribution is now being expanded to include Target, Walgreens, Giant Eagle and HEB.

October 21, 2016

Walgreens and several other Chicago-area health care entities have formed a new group called the Health Care Council of Chicago, according to a Crain's report published Friday. “The biggest challenge that the Chicago-area health care community has is a lack of connectivity,” Steven Collens, CEO Matter, a healthcare incubator that helped found the organization, told Crain's. “A lot of the work we do at Matter is bringing health care executives and leaders and entrepreneurs and others who are passionate about innovation together, because that's how you create better ideas. That's how you foster innovation.” The group's inaugural meeting is Nov. 7. (Crain's)

October 21, 2016

This year's winners accepted their awards on stage at CGT Business Technology Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. on Oct. 19 before the Tech Trend study session.

October 20, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid now expect the transaction will close in early calendar 2017.