Walgreens launches health-and-wellness database from its Facebook page

ATLANTA — Walgreens on Tuesday partnered with the online platform Sharecare on the launch of a new "Answers" application, which provides access to a comprehensive and searchable drug, supplement and wellness database on Facebook.

The application, which is integrated into Walgreens' Facebook page, gives Walgreens nearly 2 million followers convenient access to an interactive portal containing health information and resources.

"With the success of our online health initiatives, such as the ability to chat live with a Walgreens pharmacist 24/7, this is yet another example of our commitment to innovation in the digital space that gives people greater access to Walgreens pharmacists and other clinical experts," Walgreens president of e-commerce Sona Chawla said. "Our relationship with Sharecare further extends our Answers promise beyond Walgreens retail locations, providing important healthcare information to customers online, through mobile applications and social media."

In addition to existing applications on the Walgreens Facebook page offering health advice and cost-saving tips, the Answers section provides seamless integration to Sharecare.com content for Walgreens followers. Answers features information related to a broad range of health topics, including prescription drugs, disease symptoms, at-home remedies and over-the-counter recommendations.

As part of its relationship with Sharecare, Walgreens pharmacists will provide answers to the thousands of frequently-asked health questions.


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