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Walgreens adds text alerts for Rx

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DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreen Co. has launched Prescription Text Alerts, which notify customers via text message when their prescriptions are ready.

At the same time, the drug store chain has launched an updated iPhone application and mobile site, m.walgreens.com.

With the prescription text alerts, patients signing up can receive a text message from a Walgreens pharmacy when their prescriptions are ready or if there are any status changes.

“We strive to lead the market in bringing new and innovative technology to our pharmacies and pharmacy patients,” says Mark Wagner, executive vice president of operations and community management. “Text alerts are a valuable time-saving tool and the latest example of how our mobile applications are further connecting the Web to Walgreens stores and pharmacies, giving customers on-the-go convenience wherever they are.”

Customers can sign up for text alerts at any Walgreens pharmacy or online at www.walgreens.com/gomobile.

The relaunched iPhone application brings new features and functionality, including photo account registration; the ability to browse products and check their in-store availability; the ability to view and access prescription history; and a one-touch GPS store locator.

Other new Walgreens mobile features include special offer texts, which provide information about exclusive Walgreens deals and coupons, plus an Android/Blackberry mobile Web site application.


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