13 June 2013

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS Team with Health Departments and Local AIDS Service Organizations to Provide Free HIV Testing in Support of National HIV Testing Day

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 13, 2013 – Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG), and Greater Than AIDS, a coalition of public and private sector partners united in response to the domestic AIDS epidemic, are teaming with health departments and local AIDS organizations across the country to provide FREE HIV testing in support of National HIV Testing Day, June 27.  Testing locations include nearly 175 Walgreens stores in 54 cities across 22 states.  Hundreds of additional Walgreens stores in the participating communities will help publicize the free testing through in-store marketing and other programs. Walgreens will also help promote National HIV Testing Day with special messages on June 27 on its Times Square digital display in New York City, the largest billboard of its kind in the country.
20 March 2013

New Treatment Model for Hypertension, Type-2 Diabetes Patients to Measure Impact of Medication Management by Community Pharmacists

KEARNEY, Neb., March 20, 2013 – The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is unveiling a new treatment model to help positively impact clinical outcomes for hypertension and type-2 diabetes patients through a groundbreaking program made possible by a National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation grant.  Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) is collaborating with UNMC, Kearney Clinic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and Nebraska Health Information Initiative,  Nebraska’s statewide health information exchange, to introduce the program.
11 February 2013

Home Nutrition Support Team Interventions Prevent Hospitalizations, Reduce Costs for Clinical Nutrition Patients

DEERFIELD, Ill., February 11, 2013 - Home nutrition support team interventions improved patient care and potentially prevented an estimated 429 hospital days over a three-month period, according to new data presented by Walgreens Infusion Services (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) at the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Clinical Nutrition Week meeting today in Phoenix. The cost savings of these interventions were estimated at more than $850,000. 
20 December 2012

Walgreens Donates $100,000 to New York and New Jersey Hurricane Relief Funds

DEERFIELD, Ill., Dec. 20, 2012 – Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced $100,000 in additional donations to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The company, which includes Duane Reade drugstores in New York and New Jersey, is making two $50,000 contributions, one to the Empire State Relief Fund announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the other to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund established by Governor Chris Christie.
12 December 2012

Technology Meets Philanthropy: Electronic Donations at Checkout by Walgreens Customers for Fundraising Programs Bring more than $17 Million to Charities

DEERFIELD, Ill., Dec. 12, 2012 - In a show of support for disease prevention, education and improved access to health and wellness programs in communities across the country, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) customers have raised more than $17 million in just two months thanks to the ability to make electronic donations at checkout for charities focused on cancer, diabetes and disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. National charities benefiting from these fundraising programs include Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
04 December 2012

Mayor Emanuel Celebrates Grand Opening of New Walgreens Flagship Store and Reminds Chicagoans about the Importance of Getting a Flu Vaccine

CHICAGO & DEERFIELD, Ill., Dec. 4, 2012 - Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined representatives from Walgreens to celebrate the grand opening of a new Walgreens flagship store in the Bucktown-Wicker Park neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, taking the opportunity to remind Chicagoans about the importance of getting a flu shot this season. 
28 November 2012

Walgreens HIV-Specialized Pharmacies Help Fill Gaps in Care Highlighted on World AIDS Day

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 28, 2012 - On World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) encourages communities to focus on the importance of HIV testing and early treatment, key priorities and services addressed through its more than 700 HIV-specialized pharmacies coast to coast. Walgreens HIV-specialized pharmacies directly support the National HIV/AIDS Strategy by offering a range of personalized services that can improve health outcomes, increase access and help fill gaps in care, particularly in AIDS-endemic communities where stigma and other disparities may hamper diagnosis and complicate treatment. 
15 November 2012

Walgreens Raises more than $4 Million for American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 15, 2012 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) and the American Red Cross today announced that more than $4 million was raised by Walgreens and Duane Reade customers nationwide who made donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund since Nov. 5. Walgreens implemented the fundraising program in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy striking the East Coast.
24 October 2012

Walgreens Helps Create More Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Connecticut

DEERFIELD, Ill., October 24, 2012 - Nearly one year after launching an initiative to help create more job opportunities for people with disabilities in Connecticut, 62 participants have completed training under the Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative (REDI) program. The program’s goal is to prepare qualified candidates for employment at Walgreens retail locations, as well as employment with other retailers that require similar skills. Of those who completed training, 17 have already obtained jobs at Walgreens locations throughout Connecticut as the company grows talent and recognizes ability through greater diversity in the workplace. 
09 October 2012

Walgreens and ACCESS Reaffirm Commitment to Help Increase Vaccination Rates in Chicago's Most Medically Underserved Communities

CHICAGO, Oct. 9, 2012 – To help improve flu immunization rates in underserved communities, Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS) are again working together to provide greater access to flu vaccines this season. Through this collaboration, Walgreens is providing 5, 000 free flu shot vouchers to ACCESS to help those without health insurance coverage and those unable to afford a flu shot without the voucher. This effort will also help patients link to a medical home at ACCESS.