08 September 2016

HHS and Walgreens collaborate to provide more than $10 million worth of flu shot vouchers for uninsured and underinsured Americans as flu season kicks off

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with Walgreens, will help provide more than $10 million worth of free flu shot vouchers this flu season to improve flu immunization rates among uninsured Americans. Through the initiative, which is in its seventh year, Walgreens has provided more than $50 million worth of vouchers to communities across the country. 
31 August 2016

100,000 Opportunities Initiative Exceeds Goal and Hires 100,000 Opportunity Youth In First Year

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, the country’s largest employer-led coalition committed to creating pathways to meaningful employment for young people, today announced that it has met its goal of employing 100,000 Opportunity Youth, the population of 16-24 year olds who are out of work and not in school, two years ahead of schedule. 
03 May 2016

Walgreens Expands Effort to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse through Collaboration with the American Pharmacists Association on Substance Abuse Education

Today, Walgreens and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced a collaboration that expands Walgreens efforts to fight prescription drug abuse. Through this collaboration, the APhA Institute on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies will continue to offer a substance abuse education program for pharmacists and student pharmacists.
08 April 2016

Walgreens Honored with Discovery Ball Corporate Partnership Award from American Cancer Society

Walgreens was honored with the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Discovery Ball Corporate Partnership Award at the 10th Annual Discovery Ball  April 2 at the Hilton Chicago. Walgreen Co. President Alex Gourlay was in attendance and accepted the award on behalf of Walgreens
24 November 2015

Get a Shot. Give a Shot® Campaign Expands for Giving Tuesday, Enabling Consumers to Double Their Support For Children Around the Globe

Today, Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation announced a special expansion of the Get a Shot. Give a Shot® program, which will double donations of life-saving vaccines in support of #GivingTuesday.   For every immunization, including flu shots, administered at a Walgreens pharmacy, Healthcare Clinic or Duane Reade pharmacy, the value of two life-saving vaccines will be donated to a child in a developing country through the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.  This will apply to all immunizations administered at Walgreens beginning Black Friday, Nov. 27, through #GivingTuesday, Dec.  1. 
19 November 2015

Walgreens Earns Top Marks in 2016 Corporate Equality Index

Walgreens received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This marks the 10h year Walgreens has earned a perfect score from the CEI index.
24 June 2014

Walgreens Opens Flagship Drugstore in Iconic Wrigley Building

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 24, 2014 – Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) will celebrate the opening of a new two-story, flagship drugstore in the north tower of  Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Building on Wednesday, June 25.
Assisted by 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly, representatives from the Magnificent Mile Association, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and others, Walgreens executives will mark the 27,800-square-foot store’s opening with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. tomorrow.  
01 April 2014

Walgreens Donates $25,000 for Oso Mudslide Relief

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 1, 2014 – To help victims of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., and aid recovery efforts in the region, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced it will make a $25,000 contribution to the American Red Cross Oso Mudslide Relief Fund.  In addition, during the next two weeks customers shopping at any Walgreens store in Washington, Oregon, Montana and Northern Idaho will have the opportunity to make donations to the relief fund in increments of $1, $5 or $10. 
14 November 2013

Walgreens Assists Disaster Relief Efforts in Philippines with $100,000 Donation

DEERFIELD, Ill., November 14, 2013 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross in response to the devastating Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) that swept through the Philippines last week. These funds will be used to distribute relief items, repair and rebuild shelters, provide health care and give access to clean water and sanitation systems for those impacted by the storm.
01 July 2013

Walgreens Expands Vaccination Availability Across More Than 200 Locations Statewide as New Indiana State Law Takes Effect

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 1, 2013 - As new state legislation takes effect today to help bring greater patient access to vaccines, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) has significantly expanded vaccine availability at all of its 204 locations across Indiana. Pharmacists are currently authorized to provide all adolescent and adult immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with a prescription. Now, five of those vaccines are available without a prescription at Walgreens pharmacies daily, with no appointment necessary. The bill was signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence in late April.