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Walgreens supports INFORM Consumers Act

Walgreens supports INFORM Consumers Act

DEERFIELD, Ill. — In support of the bipartisan INFORM Consumers Act introduced Tuesday by Senators Bill Cassidy and Dick Durbin, Walgreens issued the following statement from Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance: “The lack of transparency and accountability in today’s digital marketplaces has contributed to the rapid rise of organized retail crime,

Ashworth named president of Walgreens

Ashworth named president of Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Richard Ashworth has been named president of the Walgreens drug chain, the largest component of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). In his new role, Ashworth, a 28-year Walgreens veteran, succeeds Alex Gourlay, who remains WBA’s co-chief operating officer and continues to oversee the Walgreens and Boots businesses. Ashworth will be responsible for developing

WBA honored as top innovator

WBA honored as top innovator

DEERFIELD, Ill. — During its 119-year history, a spirit of innovation has always been a part of Walgreens’ DNA — from the introduction of child-resistant prescription containers to the first drive-through pharmacy. Since the retailer merged with Alliance Boots in 2014, the evaluation and deployment of new ideas has accelerated even further, and the combined

Walgreens names new chief medical officer

Walgreens names new chief medical officer

DEERFIELD, Ill.  – Walgreens announced Monday that Dr. Kevin Ban has become its new Chief Medical Officer (CMO). In his role as CMO, Dr. Ban is assuming leadership of the Walgreens clinical office, overseeing the development of enterprise clinical programs and clinical analytics and directing provision of care, clinical outcomes, patient safety and healthcare information

Walgreens teams with United Nations Foundation

Walgreens teams with United Nations Foundation

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign announced Tuesday that the Walgreens Get a Shot. Give a Shot. program has helped provide 50 million life-saving vaccines to children around the world since its inception in 2013. Walgreens said it hopes to provide 50 million additional vaccines by 2023. Through the Get

Walgreens, Vitamin Angels reach milestone

Walgreens, Vitamin Angels reach milestone

DEERFIELD, Ill. —  Walgreens and non-profit Vitamin Angels announced Tuesday that they have supported more than 200 million women and children in the U.S. and around the world through their partnership to improve child and maternal health. Approximately one-third of women in the U.S. experience iron deficiency during pregnancy. And nearly one-third of women residing

Walgreens Boots Alliance appoints global CIO

Walgreens Boots Alliance appoints global CIO

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced Friday that Francesco Tinto was named global chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president at the company. Tinto will oversee the global strategy for WBA’s IT operations across all of the company’s divisions, as well as the implementation of its technology and digital innovation. His role

Walgreens, Bausch Health modify agreement

Walgreens, Bausch Health modify agreement

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Bausch Health Companies  announced Thursday a modification to their existing fulfillment agreement to bring patients lower prices, increased transparency and convenience for many of Bausch Health’s dermatology products. Under the expanded agreement, Walgreens patients will have access to select dermatology products from Bausch Health’s first-of-its-kind cash-pay prescription program, Dermatology.com, at

Walgreens invests in Shields Health Solutions

Walgreens invests in Shields Health Solutions

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Shields Health Solutions, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) and Walgreens announced Wednesday that the parties have entered into a definitive agreement through which WCAS and Walgreens will make equity investments in Shields. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Shields, the nation’s leader in patient-centric, integrated, hospital-owned specialty pharmacy care is

WBA reaping rewards of partnerships

WBA reaping rewards of partnerships

SAN FRANCISCO — During a fireside chat at the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference here earlier this month, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay spoke to the number of partnerships the company has brought to the marketplace as well as the future of health care. WBA has always viewed vertical integration positively,

Walgreens plans to shift about 1,800 jobs to new Chicago office

Walgreens plans to shift about 1,800 jobs to new Chicago office

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced today of its plans to open a new office in Chicago where it anticipates 1,800 people will be based. The new office space will include approximately 200,000 square feet in The Old Post Office building, 433 W. Van Buren St. On Monday, Walgreens will unveil renderings of the future office

Walgreens invests $35 mil. to expand services to Puerto Rico

Walgreens invests $35 mil. to expand services to Puerto Rico

DEERFIELD, Ill. — With its drugstore recovery efforts complete across its 108 drugstores in Puerto Rico, Walgreens is launching an additional investment campaign on the island to expand its offerings in all of its Puerto Rico locations to include, among other features, new patient health rooms, an expanded beauty offering and FedEx OnSite services. When

NACDS leaders: Tap strengths while embracing change

NACDS leaders: Tap strengths while embracing change

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Speakers at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting here last month argued that retailers need to respond to new consumer priorities and competitive pressures by embracing change while preserving and building on their traditional strengths. Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons Cos.,

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