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Nebraska, New Mexico the top areas in Walgreens Flu Index

Nebraska, New Mexico the top areas in Walgreens Flu Index

 DEERFIELD, Ill. — Nebraska, New Mexico and Kentucky are in the top slots for State Flu Activity in Walgreens Flu Index for the week ending January 12, 2019. The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest

Pharmacy chains point to rising flu activity

Pharmacy chains point to rising flu activity

NEW YORK — Reports from pharmacy retailers indicate that flu activity has been on the rise. Supercenter chain Meijer Inc. said Monday that purchases of over-the-counter cold and flu remedies at its stores have climbed 30% in recent weeks. The sales increase, according to Meijer pharmacists, suggests a troubling trend: Many consumers may have passed

Walgreens sharpens Flu Index tool

Walgreens sharpens Flu Index tool

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has enhanced its flu tracker tool to provide more specific location information. The drug chain said it has launched the first weekly Walgreens Flu Index for the 2015-16 season. The index ranks the top markets and states across the United States where flu activity is most prevalent each week, and it

Walgreens Flu Index tallies end-of-season activity

Walgreens Flu Index tallies end-of-season activity

DEERFIELD, Ill. — This flu season, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mississippi were the top three states in terms of influenza activity, according to Walgreens’ end-of-season Flu Index. The Walgreens Flu Index provides state- and market-specific information on flu activity. The index is compiled using retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat flu across Walgreens