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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

WBA, Prime Therapeutics tab leaders for joint venture

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) and Prime Therapeutics LLC have completed the formation of a combined central specialty pharmacy and mail service company, a move that was first announced last August. The leadership team of the new enterprise, AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, has also been ­revealed. Joel Wright, formerly divisional vice president for

Walgreens upping ante in beauty

Walgreens upping ante in beauty

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) is reaping success with its beauty differentiation program and is now planning to expand the initiative to more than 1,000 additional Walgreens stores by the end of 2017 while introducing more exclusive brands into the assortment. The first phase of the Walgreens beauty differentiation program’s rollout called

ECRM, Walgreens to hold Supplier Diversity Summit

ECRM, Walgreens to hold Supplier Diversity Summit

SOLON, Ohio — This summer, ECRM and Walgreens Boots Alliance plan to host a Supplier Diversity Summit in Chicago. During the full-day program, scheduled for July 19 in Chicago, Walgreens category managers will meet with diverse suppliers of products in the health and wellness, beauty and personal care, competitive convenience, and wellness OTC/advanced care categories.

Ex-Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson enters joint venture

Ex-Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson enters joint venture

CHICAGO — Former Walgreens Boots Alliance chief executive officer Greg Wasson is part of a joint venture to help Fortune 50 companies take advantage of disruptive technologies with significant market potential. Wasson Enterprise, a Chicago-based angel investment group founded by Wasson, and Innventure, co-founded by entrepreneur Michael Otworth to commercialize innovative technology, have formed Innventure —

It’s back: Walgreens kicks off Red Nose Day drive

It’s back: Walgreens kicks off Red Nose Day drive

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Duane Reade drug stores have begun selling merchandise for the retailer’s annual Red Nose Day campaign to help end child poverty. Walgreens said Monday that through June 3, customers can participate by purchasing a Red Nose for $1. Other merchandise includes a Red Nose Day pin, wristband and pen. Proceeds

Walgreens adds NYX Cosmetics to beauty lineup

Walgreens adds NYX Cosmetics to beauty lineup

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Continuing to enhance its beauty care offering, Walgreens plans to roll out NYX Cosmetics products to select stores this year. Plans call for NYX Professional Makeup products to become available in almost 2,000 Walgreens drug stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico by this fall. The NYX products are being sold now on

Walgreens: Late-to-refill reminder calls have impact

Walgreens: Late-to-refill reminder calls have impact

DEERFIELD, Ill — Reminder calls from pharmacists prove effective in getting late-to-refill seniors back on their medication regimen, according to a Walgreens study. Medicare Part D patients who were late to refill prescriptions and received reminder calls from local Walgreens pharmacists showed almost 23% greater adherence within the first 14 days of the expected refill

Walgreens Boots Alliance sees sales dip in 2Q

Walgreens Boots Alliance sees sales dip in 2Q

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Despite an uptick in its Retail Pharmacy USA division, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) reported declined sales for its fiscal 2017 second quarter, with adjusted earnings per share in line with Wall Street’s consensus estimate. Also on Wednesday, WBA had no further news to report on the status of the antitrust review of

BCBS specialty Rx FEP contract to shift from CVS to Prime

BCBS specialty Rx FEP contract to shift from CVS to Prime

NEW YORK — Next year, the specialty pharmacy services contract for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) is slated to pass from CVS Health to Prime Therapeutics LLC. CVS said its specialty pharmacy contract with BCBS FEP will terminate at the end of 2017. Under separate agreements that run through 2018,

Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics launch company

Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics launch company

DEERFIELD, Ill., and ST. PAUL, Minn. — Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC have completed their transaction to form a joint pharmacy services company and announced its leadership. Called AllianceRx Walgreens Prime and based in Orlando, Fla., the new company melds the central specialty pharmacy and mail service businesses of Walgreens and Prime

WBA names chief merchant, marketer

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has named Joseph Hartsig chief merchandising officer and Adam Holyk chief marketing officer. Hartsig and Holyk report to Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay, and are part of the Walgreens Enterprise Operating Committee. Hartsig also reports to Annie Murphy, WBA’s chief customer officer, while Holyk also reports

Walmart tops among retailers in personal care share

SHELTON, Conn. — Walmart has the largest retail share in the $40 billion personal care market, but CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens are leading the way in driving deals for consumers, according to TABS Analytics. Walmart holds a 19.4% share of personal care purchases, followed by traditional supermarkets (such as Kroger Co. and Publix Super Markets

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