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Walgreens stores to offer free HIV testing

Walgreens stores to offer free HIV testing

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS are partnering with health departments and local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) to provide free HIV testing and counseling about prevention strategies. The drug chain said Monday that testing will be offered at more than 220 Walgreens stores in 130 cities — including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New Orleans

Walgreens, Florida Hospital open 15 in-store clinics

Walgreens, Florida Hospital open 15 in-store clinics

TAMPA, Fla. — Florida Hospital Express Care clinics have opened at 15 Walgreens drug stores in the Tampa Bay area. Grand opening events for the walk-in clinics, bannered Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens, were held this week at three Walgreens stores in Land O’ Lakes, Tampa (North Dale Mabry Highway) and Dunedin, Fla. The

Fred’s boosts funding for Rite Aid store purchase

Fred’s boosts funding for Rite Aid store purchase

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred’s Pharmacy has procured $550 million in additional funding for its deal to buy up to 1,200 Rite Aid stores in connection with the Walgreens-Rite Aid merger. In an 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, Fred’s said that for a second time it has amended and restated a commitment

Reports: FTC angling to block Walgreens-Rite Aid merger

Reports: FTC angling to block Walgreens-Rite Aid merger

NEW YORK — The Federal Trade Commission is readying a lawsuit to block the Walgreens-Rite Aid merger deal, according to published reports. Citing policy news service Capital Forum, which analyzes the antitrust review of mergers and acquisitions, Investors Business Daily said on Friday that the FTC was “preparing advice” to take action against the transaction,

How Walgreens’ Red Nose Day helps kids

How Walgreens’ Red Nose Day helps kids

This month, Walgreens wrapped up its annual Red Nose Day campaign aimed at helping to end child poverty. During the six-week campaign, Walgreens associates took part in a range of Red Nose Day events and companies held Red Nose Day challenges to help raise funds. The drug chain also urged customers to participate by buying

Users realize benefits of Walgreens mental health platform

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced that nearly three-quarters of visitors to a digital platform that hosts free tools to screen for certain psychological disorders are taking “follow-up steps.” Walgreens introduced the platform a year ago with Mental Health America (MHA), a nonprofit that describes its mission as “addressing the needs of those living with mental

Walgreens helps to improve veterans’ mental health

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is collaborating with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to improve mental health care for military veterans through enhanced education, access to resources and ­outreach. The partners are reaching out to veterans with targeted initiatives that address mental health awareness and treatment, suicide prevention

Sephora, Ulta turn up the heat in beauty care

Sephora, Ulta turn up the heat in beauty care

NEW YORK — Sephora and Ulta Beauty have altered the beauty care landscape, siphoning off customers from both department and mass stores. And both specialty retailers show no signs of slowing down — suggesting that mass retailers must find new strategies to stem the losses, especially of Millennials and Generation Z customers. Market researcher Euromonitor

Walgreens, VA, VFW ally on mental health care for veterans

Walgreens, VA, VFW ally on mental health care for veterans

WASHINGTON — Walgreens is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) to help improve mental health care for veterans. Under the agreement, Walgreens, VA and VFW will work together to reach veterans in communities nationwide with targeted initiatives to address mental health awareness

Express Scripts forms partnership to reduce drug costs

Express Scripts forms partnership to reduce drug costs

ST. LOUIS — Express Scripts Inc. has launched Inside Rx, a partially owned subsidiary applying the pharmacy benefit manager’s purchasing power to make branded and generic medications more affordable. Express Scripts said Monday that Inside Rx is partnering with pharmacy pricing comparison service GoodRx to deliver average savings of more than one-third on prescription drugs

Sales decline at Fred’s Pharmacy

Sales decline at Fred’s Pharmacy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred’s Pharmacy reported declined sales for April and its fiscal 2017 first quarter, though seasonal business lifted same-store sales for the month. Fred’s said Thursday that sales for the four weeks ended April 29 totaled $159.1 million, down 3% from $163.9 million a year earlier. April same-store sales edged up 1.2% year

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

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