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Walgreens Flu Index

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, Rite Aid kick off flu shot campaigns

Walgreens, Rite Aid kick off flu shot campaigns

NEW YORK — Walgreens and Rite Aid have commenced their annual flu shot campaigns, providing consumers with a range of vaccine options and making it easy for people to get immunized against influenza. This season, Walgreens pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics nationwide and Duane Reade pharmacies in New York will offer such flu vaccination choices as a

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