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Richard Ashworth

Ashworth promoted by WBA

Ashworth promoted by WBA

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) has promoted Richard Ashworth to president of operations at Walgreens, a newly created ­position. With the move, Ashworth adds responsibilities in the health care commercial, IT and supply chain areas at Walgreens in addition to the duties in his previous position as president of pharmacy and retail

Walgreens offers FedEx drop-off, pickup services

Walgreens offers FedEx drop-off, pickup services

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx Corp. and Walgreen Co. have announced an agreement where FedEx package pickup and drop-off services will be available in more than 7,500 Walgreens stores across all 50 U.S. states. FedEx and Walgreens first revealed the partnership 10 months ago. Now — thanks in part to that deal — 80% of the

Ashworth named Walgreens operations president

Ashworth named Walgreens operations president

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has promoted Richard Ashworth to president of operations at Walgreens, a newly created position. WBA said Wednesday that Ashworth assumes the new role effective immediately. With the move, he adds responsibilities in  the health care commercial, IT and supply chain areas at Walgreens in addition to the duties

Walgreens turns spotlight on pharmacists’ dedication

Walgreens turns spotlight on pharmacists’ dedication

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is honoring its more than 27,000 pharmacists for their dedication to patients and the expanding role they’re playing in overall health care for October’s American Pharmacists Month. “Our pharmacists’ commitment to Walgreens patients is evident every day, and this year especially we’ve seen countless illustrations of our pharmacists going above and

Walgreens, UN Foundation launch vaccination campaign

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation have kicked off the fifth year of the Get a Shot. Give a Shot. campaign. To date, Get a Shot. Give a Shot. has provided 20 million polio and measles vaccines to people in developing countries, according to the retailer. For every vaccination administered through August 2018

Walgreens ‘Get a Shot’ campaign gets under way

Walgreens ‘Get a Shot’ campaign gets under way

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation have launched their annual “Get a Shot. Give a Shot” campaign to provide critical vaccines to people in developing countries. The drug chain said Thursday that the “Get a Shot” program, now in its fifth year, has helped provide more than 20 million polio and measles

Hurricane recovery, relief under way at Walgreens

Hurricane recovery, relief under way at Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — About 200 Walgreens stores in southeastern Texas and Louisiana remain closed due to widespread flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Walgreens said Tuesday that local field leaders and store teams are working to reopen other stores in the region and restore pharmacy services as soon as possible. The company reported that more than

Walgreens gets results in first year of Rx disposal program

Walgreens gets results in first year of Rx disposal program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has collected and safely disposed of 72 tons of medication since launching its drug disposal program 14 months ago. Walgreens said Wednesday that its safe medication disposal program is the first ongoing national effort of its kind by a retailer to combat the national drug abuse crisis and help fight the

2017 NACDS Annual Meeting gets under way

2017 NACDS Annual Meeting gets under way

The 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting got going on Saturday at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz. Headlining the day’s events were Meet the Retailer sessions with CVS Health, Walgreens, Fred’s Pharmacy, Sam’s Club, Cardinal Health and The Vitamin Shoppe. NACDS also held its board of directors meeting. “We’re very customer-first; we’re creating the very best customer

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year event

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year event

Chain Drug Review held a reception in Manhattan earlier this month to honor recipients of the publication’s Retailer of the Year awards. CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo named Health Care Executive of the Year, and Walgreens president of pharmacy and retail operations Richard Ashworth was named as Operations Executive of the Year.

Operations award goes to Richard Ashworth

Operations award goes to Richard Ashworth

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As president of pharmacy and retail operations at Walgreens, Richard Ashworth has helped point the chain in a new direction. The change, both at the company’s support office and in stores, has given the retailer a major boost. Measures ranging from net promoter scores to on-time prescriptions to in-stock levels are up

Walgreens hits mark in safe medication disposal

Walgreens hits mark in safe medication disposal

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has hit its target in fostering proper disposal of expired, unwanted and unused medications. The drug chain said Tuesday that it has reached its goal of installing more than 500 safe medication disposal kiosks this year at its pharmacies in 35 states and Washington, D.C. Unveiled in February, the program is

Community pharmacies gear up for flu shot season

NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu shot for everyone over the age of six months, and retail pharmacies across the nation are spreading the word of their ability to provide such health services. Walgreens is now offering flu shots at all of its pharmacies (including Duane Reade

Walgreens kicks off annual flu shot push

Walgreens kicks off annual flu shot push

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As the nation enters the back-to-school season, Walgreens has launched its yearly flu vaccination campaign. The drug chain said Monday that it’s offering flu shots on a walk-in basis at all of Walgreens pharmacies nationwide, Duane Reade pharmacies in metropolitan New York and Walgreens Healthcare Clinic retail clinics. Depending on the location,

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