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Walgreens expands medication disposal program

Walgreens expands medication disposal program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens today announced it is expanding its effort to combat the opioid epidemic as it encourages Americans to clean out their medicine cabinets in advance of Drug Enforcement Administration sponsored National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday October 27. To complement its existing safe medication disposal kiosk program, Walgreens has committed to

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas joins Walgreens safe medication disposal program

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas joins Walgreens safe medication disposal program

RICHARDSON, Texas — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas announced that it is joining with Walgreens to expand the availability of year-round safe medication disposal in Texas with safe medication disposal kiosks in select Walgreens locations throughout the state. The expansion is part of an effort announced last year by leading health care organizations

Walgreens medication disposal program nets over 270 tons of unused meds

Walgreens medication disposal program nets over 270 tons of unused meds

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has reported that its safe medication disposal program has collected and safely disposed of more than 270 tons of medications, or the equivalent of about 150 cars, since the launch of the program in 2016. The program is said to make the disposal of medications — including opioids and other controlled

Walgreens tabs Rick Gates as senior VP

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Rick Gates has been named senior vice president of pharmacy and health care for Walgreens. Gates most recently served as group vice president of pharmacy. With the promotion, he will oversee commercial development and sales, contracting, pharma development, pharmacy supply chain, and clinical programs and alliances, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said. He

Walgreens promotes Rick Gates to SVP of pharmacy

Walgreens promotes Rick Gates to SVP of pharmacy

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Rick Gates has been named senior vice president of pharmacy and health care for Walgreens. Gates most recently served as group vice president of pharmacy. With the promotion, he will oversee commercial development and sales, contracting, pharma development, pharmacy supply chain, and clinical programs and alliances, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said Thursday. He

Walgreens stocks all pharmacies with Narcan Nasal Spray

Walgreens stocks all pharmacies with Narcan Nasal Spray

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is now carrying Adapt Pharma’s Narcan, a nasal spray form of opioid overdose antidote naloxone, in all of its more than 8,000 pharmacies nationwide. Walgreens said Tuesday it’s adopting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations by educating patients about Narcan Nasal Spray when they are dispensed a controlled substance

Walgreens deploys drug disposal kiosks in N.J.

Walgreens deploys drug disposal kiosks in N.J.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has launched its safe medication disposal kiosk program at 16 stores in New Jersey. The drug chain said drug take-back kiosks have been installed at stores in Carlstadt, East Brunswick, East Orange, Elizabeth, Elmwood Park, Hamilton, Jersey City, Millville, Neptune, Parsippany, Perth Amboy, Somerville, Toms River, Union and Waldwick. Installation of