Walgreens Pharmacy & Business News

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Report: Walgreens Boots Alliance CIO to pursue 'entrepreneurship path'

The chief information officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Abhi Dhar, is leaving to start his own company, CIO.com reported Tuesday. "At this point in my life, if I don’t pursue the entrepreneurship path, I fear I never will and will live to regret it,” Dhar told CIO.com via email. It isn’t clear who will replace Dhar and a Walgreens spokesman told CIO.com that the company has no comment on that at this time. (CIO.com)

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Crain's explores impact of ACA repeal on Walgreens

A report in Crain's Chicago Business published Friday attempted to ascertain just how changes to the Affordable Care Act might impact one of the nation's largest retail pharmacy operations in Walgreens. The truth is, Walgreens executives have said, it's too early to tell. "Probably the outcome will be quite rational and at the time we will be able to organize our affairs and prepare our business to respond to the new environment," Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina told investors in January. The Crain's report takes a look at everything from prescription gains since the ACA went into effect to the potential impact on specialty medicine margins. (Crain's Chicago Business)

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Cough-Cold Report - February 2017

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen takes a deep dive into one of the most strategically important categories in retail pharmacy.