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November 21, 2010

An intensive cancer patient management program by Walgreens’ specialty pharmacy professionals could save health plan...

DEERFIELD, Ill. An intensive cancer patient management program by Walgreens’ specialty pharmacy professionals could save health plan payers $2,000 to $4,000 per patient each month, the company announced.

November 4, 2010

It would be no small thing to define the retail market for wellness, much less...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — It would be no small thing to define the retail market for wellness, much less “own” it. But Walgreens is staking its future on its ability to do just that.

(THE NEWS: Walgreens chief: We want to own ‘well.’ For the full story, click here)

October 28, 2010

“We don’t have to be the PBM.” That’s what Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO,...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT “We don’t have to be the PBM.” That’s what Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO, told Drug Store News in one interview last year, and it neatly encapsulates the dynamic that may be unfolding behind the scenes at the nation’s top pharmacy retailer.

(THE NEWS: Walgreens said to consider sale of PBM. For the full story, click here)

September 30, 2010

Scale matters....

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Scale matters.

(THE NEWS: Walgreens names SVP pharmaceutical development, market access. For the full story, click here)

September 2, 2010

Walgreens announced a deal on Friday with Omnicare, a leading provider of pharmaceutical care for...

August 24, 2010

New York football fans gearing up for the 2010 season will see a new player...

June 6, 2010

In another clear sign of the dramatic revolution under way within retail pharmacy, Walgreens has...

May 6, 2010

It was only a matter of time....

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT It was only a matter of time.

(THE NEWS: Walgreens taps clinician for new medical post. For the full story, click here)

March 14, 2010

Wal greens’ long campaign to overhaul and integrate its pharmacy and clinical health components culminated...

February 28, 2010

Walgreens’ long campaign to overhaul and integrate its pharmacy and clinical health components culminated Monday...

DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens’ long campaign to overhaul and integrate its pharmacy and clinical health components culminated Monday in the company’s announcement that it had restructured its healthcare divisions to create a unified pharmacy, health and wellness solution. That solution, Walgreens reported, is tailored to meet the needs of employers, managed care organizations, pharmacy benefit managers and government clients searching for more cost-effective care for their health plan members.

 

January 18, 2010

Walgreens has been awarded accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes...

January 14, 2010

Walgreens Friday announced the promotion of three key executives in pharmacy, corporate innovation and legal...

October 25, 2009

Walgreens is mulling the sale of its 15-year-old Walgreens Health Initiatives pharmacy benefit management division,...

October 1, 2009

So, who’s bigger — CVS or Walgreens?...

NEW YORK So, who’s bigger — CVS or Walgreens?

 

That’s kind of a funny question really, and not just because both companies opened their 7,000 stores within one week of each other. Or, even because, both companies already operate more than 7,000 stores apiece.

 

 

It’s because it really doesn’t matter anymore who has the most stores. That’s really only one way to measure these companies; the stores are really just one component of a much bigger health care play.

 

August 27, 2009

The news that Walgreens has reached an agreement with Caterpillar to help the company curb...

The news that Walgreens has reached an agreement with Caterpillar to help the company curb healthcare costs for its 70,000 employees, retirees and eligible dependents is one more indicator that the private sector cannot wait for healthcare reform and that pharmacy retailers are taking a greater role on the front lines of health care.

As explained in the article, Walgreens, through its Pharmacy Management Excellence program, will make transparent the prescription drug-pricing model, in turn, eliminating unnecessary and hidden costs for Caterpillar.

May 20, 2009

Want to get the attention of health plan payers? Tell them you can save them...

NEW YORK Want to get the attention of health plan payers? Tell them you can save them big money on the dollars they’re spending to cover their members’ prescription drug costs.

 

Like other pharmacy benefit managers, Walgreens Health Initiatives has been arguing for years that its services are a value-add to the healthcare marketplace. WHI has long asserted that its ability to tailor a cost-effective drug treatment program to the needs of employers and other health plan sponsors will reduce overall health expenditures for those payers.

January 18, 2009

For several years, the Walgreens annual shareholders meeting had been a time of yearly celebration;...

For several years, the Walgreens annual shareholders meeting had been a time of yearly celebration; this year, however, executives had a bit of explaining to do, in order to convince investors that the company remains a top-notch investment.