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Walgreens launches HIV prevention initiative

Walgreens launches HIV prevention initiative

DEERFIELD, Ill. — While rates of HIV in the U.S. have decreased, the epidemic is far from over. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have faced barriers to HIV testing, prevention and treatment. Recognizing that everyone can be part of the solution, Walgreens and its partners have come together to increase awareness about HIV, including

Walgreens to sell Pixel by Labcorp COVID-19 PCR test kits

Walgreens to sell Pixel by Labcorp COVID-19 PCR test kits

DEERFIELD, Ill.  — As part of Walgreens ongoing efforts to increase access to COVID-19 testing in communities across the U.S., the company announced today it has entered into an agreement with Labcorp to sell Pixel by Labcorp COVID-19 PCR Test Home Collection Kits over-the-counter in up to 6,000 Walgreens stores nationwide beginning in spring of this

Walgreens pharmacist thanks Biden for vaccines

Walgreens pharmacist thanks Biden for vaccines

WASHINGTON — Walgreens pharmacy manager Melanie Owens told President Joe Biden Tuesday that the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine in her store on Chicago’s South Side is helping keep local residents “alive and safe.” Owens, who had COVID last March, spoke to the president during a virtual roundtable discussion with black essential workers. Having been

Walgreens teams with Instacart for same-day delivery services

Walgreens teams with Instacart for same-day delivery services

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced Tuesday that it is expanding on-demand delivery solutions with Instacart to residents across Illinois, with plans to roll out the service nationwide to nearly 8,000 stores in the coming weeks. Customers can now find tens of thousands of Walgreens favorites, including over-the-counter medications, health and wellness, beauty and personal care,

Video Forum: AmerisourceBergen Corporate Partnerships Group

Video Forum: AmerisourceBergen Corporate Partnerships Group

In this week’s Video Forum, AmerisourceBergen group vice president of corporate partnerships Claire Biermaas and vice president of strategic solutions Mike Amante discuss the health services company’s efforts to cement its position as an essential partner for its top customers. The executives outline how AmerisourceBergen’s design thinking process results in a shared strategic vision.

Walgreens administers over 3 million COVID-19 vaccinations

Walgreens administers over 3 million COVID-19 vaccinations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens reported Friday that it has provided more than 3 million COVID-19 vaccinations across long-term care facilities, as well as additional vulnerable populations prioritized by state and local jurisdictions. Additionally, the company has completed COVID-19 vaccine first-dose clinics in all long-term care facilities that selected Walgreens as a vaccine provider. “COVID-19 has

Kroger Health rolls out COVID-19 vaccine scheduling solutions

Kroger Health rolls out COVID-19 vaccine scheduling solutions

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has introduced its new vaccine scheduling tool, said to make it easy and efficient to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments online. The new tool can manage more than 250,000 requests daily and will reflect the amount of vaccine doses confirmed within Kroger’s system while allowing visitors to check vaccine eligibility and create

CVS’ fourth quarter sales and earnings beat projections

CVS’ fourth quarter sales and earnings beat projections

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health’s fourth quarter sales and earnings easily beat Wall Street’s projections, as a rise in script counts lifted its results. Adjusted earnings per share were $1.30, bettering analysts’ forecast by 6 cents. Revenue for the period ended December 31 rose 4% from a year earlier to $69.55 billion, also topping predictions.

Kroger Health teams with Gauss to offer COVID-19 tests

Kroger Health teams with Gauss to offer COVID-19 tests

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has announced plans to offer the first smartphone-enabled, at-home Gauss COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kit to patients nationwide, expanding the company’s existing portfolio of in-clinic and employer-focused COVID-19 testing solutions. The new at-home testing solution, which is currently awaiting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), will offer affordable access to cutting-edge testing technology

Aegis Sciences and Walgreens expand COVID-19 diagnostic testing

Aegis Sciences and Walgreens expand COVID-19 diagnostic testing

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Aegis Sciences Corp. and Walgreens have announced an expansion of their arrangement for the performance of fast and accurate COVID-19 diagnostic testing as Walgreens further expands COVID-19 drive-thru testing nationwide. Together, the companies are in the process of substantially increasing their testing services to provide additional testing capacity with best-in-class turnaround times

WBA releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report

WBA releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has released At the Heart of Health 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which outlines the impact of its commitment to the critical needs facing communities today, including access to health care, diversity and inclusion accountability and innovative and sustainable solutions including reducing its carbon footprint and generation

Walgreens and Uber team up

Walgreens and Uber team up

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Uber have entered into an agreement to help drive equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines among underserved communities. Together, Uber and Walgreens will combine their expertise to address common barriers to health equity including education, access and technology. “By combining Walgreens deep experience in community care with Uber’s transportation technology and

Regional chains hailed at NACDS conference

Regional chains hailed at NACDS conference

ARLINGTON, Va. — Regional pharmacy operators are playing an outsize role in “restoring hope for individuals in communities throughout the country,” National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson said today. “This industry, and this profession, has said for decades that pharmacies can do even more as health care destinations in enhancing

Video Forum: Steve Anderson, NACDS

Video Forum: Steve Anderson, NACDS

  With the Biden administration and the 117th Congress in place, we asked Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, to share his thoughts about the current state of the nation’s government and politics, and what it means for retail pharmacy. Implications of last month’s riot on

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