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Richard Ashworth

Gourlay to keep Walgreens on track

Gourlay to keep Walgreens on track

DEERFIELD, Ill. – With Richard Ashworth’s resignation as Walgreens president to lead Tivity Health Inc., one thread in the drug chain’s storied history is coming to an end, even as the overarching narrative of its transformation continues. Ashworth – whose duties are being assumed by Walgreens Boots Alliance co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay, whom he

Ashworth leaving Walgreens to run Tivity Health

Ashworth leaving Walgreens to run Tivity Health

DEERFIELD, Ill.  — Walgreens president Richard Ashworth is leaving the company to become president and chief executive officer of Tivity Health, a leading provider of fitness, nutrition and social engagement solutions. He will assume his new post effective June 1, and also serve on Tivity’s board. Walgreens Boots Alliance co-chief executive officer Alex Gourlay, whom

NACDS video showcases the passing of the gavel

NACDS video showcases the passing of the gavel

  ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS released on Tuesday a video commemorating the passing of the chairman’s gavel, the critical importance of pharmacies and pharmacists to the health and wellness of American communities, and the Association’s effectiveness in uniting diverse chain and supplier members for a common purpose. In the video, Richard Ashworth, president of Walgreens, accepted the

Express Scripts offers Rx cost relief for newly uninsured Americans

Express Scripts offers Rx cost relief for newly uninsured Americans

ST. LOUIS —  Express Scripts announced Thursday a new program to ensure Americans can continue to afford their prescription medications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Any American who loses health care coverage as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can use Express Scripts Parachute Rx  to secure many of their medications at affordable and predictable prices.

Walgreens intros new digital drive-thru service

Walgreens intros new digital drive-thru service

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced on Monday a new digital enhancement to its recently launched ‘on the spot’ drive-thru shopping experience. Tailor-made for drive-thru shopping, customers and patients can now conveniently order select household essential and health and wellness products online in advance and then pay for and pick up these items at the company’s

Retailers meet at the White House to accelerate COVID-19 testing

Retailers meet at the White House to accelerate COVID-19 testing

 Entrenched assumptions about the role of community pharmacy are being uprooted by the COVID-19 crisis, and leaders of five of the nation’s largest retailers accelerated the process earlier this week during a meeting with President Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force at the White House. The executives were there to lend support to the public-private

Walgreens lowers Rx prices through Prescription Savings Club

Walgreens lowers Rx prices through Prescription Savings Club

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens announced on Thursday that the chain has lowered prices on hundreds of medications available through the company’s Prescription Savings Club, offering savings of up to 80% off of cash retail prices. The program is now available to all customers, including those with Medicare and Medicaid coverage. Reduced prices are available on

Walgreens teams with Sesame Workshop on new initiative

Walgreens teams with Sesame Workshop on new initiative

NEW YORK — As families everywhere continue to cope with uncertainty stemming from the global pandemic, Sesame Workshop, in collaboration with AT&T and Walgreens, is announcing a major expansion of its Caring for Each Other initiative to help children and  their caregivers stay healthy, build resilience, and adjust to a “for-now normal.” Wednesday’s release on

Pharmacy front and center at the White House and in service to nation with other health care heroes

Pharmacy front and center at the White House and in service to nation with other health care heroes

WASHINGTON – At the White House yesterday, NACDS chairman of the board Richard Ashworth, president of Walgreens, lauded the dedication and professionalism of pharmacists serving in communities throughout the nation. Remarks of Ashworth and of the leaders of four other NACDS member companies signaled ongoing expansion of COVID-19 testing through public-private partnerships, and were delivered

Walgreens adds Red Nose digital, championing fight against child poverty during critical time

Walgreens adds Red Nose digital, championing fight against child poverty during critical time

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Red Nose Day is back at Walgreens for its sixth year, and while the mission to raise money to end child poverty remains more important now than ever, the iconic Red Nose is showing up slightly different. This year, together with Red Nose Day, Walgreens is excited to present the first-ever iconic

CBDMEDIC teaming up with Walgreens’ Ashworth, sports stars for COVD-19 benefit

CBDMEDIC teaming up with Walgreens’ Ashworth, sports stars for COVD-19 benefit

WOONSOCKET, R.I.— CBDMEDIC is teaming up with a cast of celebrities including three time Pro Football Champion Rob Gronkowski, Hall of Fame Linebacker Brian Urlacher, America Ninja Warrior Host Matt Iseman, Sports Illustrated Cover Model Camille Kostek, and the president of Walgreens, Richard Ashworth, for the Survive & Thrive COVID-19 Celebrity Challenge in support of

NACDS announces 2020-2021 officers, executive committee and board members

NACDS announces 2020-2021 officers, executive committee and board members

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) announced on Friday new officers, four new executive committee members and three newly elected board of directors members for the coming year. Additionally, the association re-elected three board of directors members whose terms were expiring. Richard Ashworth, president of Walgreens, will serve as the

Walgreens Find Care unveils new telehealth features

Walgreens Find Care unveils new telehealth features

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced on Thursday the expansion of the Walgreens Find Care platform to include new features and telehealth service providers, connecting patients and customers with more options to get convenient and affordable access to care from their computers and mobile devices. The launch of additional features and providers on Walgreens Find Care

Walgreens expands drive-thru testing to seven states

Walgreens expands drive-thru testing to seven states

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Furthering its commitment to provide greater access to COVID-19 testing and community resources, Walgreens is working to expand drive-thru testing to 15 new sites in seven states, the company announced Tuesday. The states included are Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas. The expansion is a next step building on Walgreens’

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