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AmerisourceBergen action plan targets opioid abuse

AmerisourceBergen action plan targets opioid abuse

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen has ramped up its efforts to thwart opioid diversion and abuse. The pharmaceutical distributor on Thursday announced ongoing operational commitments to prevent opioid abuse and abuse in line with its initiatives to protect the supply chain. AmerisourceBergen said it will continue to use and enhance a sophisticated set of algorithms

Walgreens rebranding embraces old, new

Walgreens rebranding embraces old, new

In an era when brand image all too often oversells what it is supposed to represent, Walgreens finds itself in the enviable position of updating its identity to better reflect its very real merits and the combination of continuity and change that characterizes the drug chain. The first public step in the process occurred early

Walgreens redefines its brand identity

Walgreens redefines its brand identity

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As part of a brand repositioning, Walgreens is changing its tagline to “Trusted Since 1901” to emphasize its long heritage of serving customers. Walgreens said Friday that the new slogan, which will replace “At the Corner of Happy and Healthy,” will make its debut in a 30-second television commercial that will air

Walgreens offers Wine.com order pickup

Walgreens offers Wine.com order pickup

SAN FRANCISCO — Walgreens drug stores have become pickup locations for online wine orders via Wine.com. Wine.com Inc. said Tuesday that it has tripled its number of pickup locations to more than 10,000 sites nationwide — including almost 1,000 in California and over 500 in New York, where the e-tailer offers a bigger selection of

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 donating vouchers for flu shots

Walgreens donating vouchers for flu shots

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Walgreens is joining forces with FamilyWize Community Service Partnership,  the Department of Health and Human Services and United Way, to provide a series of community health clinic events at no cost to make flu vaccination more accessible in underserved communities throughout the country. Flu shots vouchers donated by Walgreens and the Department

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

CVS makes moves to strengthen PBM business

CVS makes moves to strengthen PBM business

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has announced two major agreements to boost pharmacy benefit management ­services. The company late last month introduced a 30,000-store performance-based pharmacy network anchored by CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens designed to deliver savings and improved clinical outcomes for CVS Caremark PBM members. That followed the company’s announcement of a five-year deal

WBA to shut 600 stores in Rite Aid integration

WBA to shut 600 stores in Rite Aid integration

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) is developing the picture of its future store base after turning the page on a nearly two-year process triggered by its proposed merger with Rite Aid Corp. Beginning next spring, WBA plans to shut 600 stores under an 18-month program to rationalize its U.S. drug store network

WBA puts on makeup party for CYO Cosmetics brand

WBA puts on makeup party for CYO Cosmetics brand

NEW YORK — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) held a launch party for its new CYO Cosmetics makeup line targeted at Generation Z shoppers. The event featured makeup stations where beauty influencers were invited to a get makeover from leading makeup artists. CYO Cosmetics made its debut in select Walgreens stores and on Walgreens.com in late

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

Bayer launches hydraSense kids nasal care line in U.S.

Bayer launches hydraSense kids nasal care line in U.S.

WHIPPANY, N.J. — Bayer Consumer Health’s hydraSense children’s nasal care products are making their U.S. market debut at Walgreens stores. Bayer said Wednesday that the hydraSense saline nasal care line, for infants and children ages 6 months and older, hydrates and soothes dry, uncomfortable nasal passages and can be used with over-the-counter oral cold or

WBA’s Q4 earnings top analysts’ forecast

WBA’s Q4 earnings top analysts’ forecast

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) beat Wall Street’s adjusted earnings per share forecast for its 2017 fourth quarter and fiscal year, with pharmacy results helping boost sales for both periods. However, WBA said Wednesday that costs related to the unsuccessful deal to acquire Rite Aid Corp. impacted its bottom line and pulled down

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