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AllianceRx Walgreens Prime offers self-serve digital clinical assessments

More than 80% of AllianceRx Walgreens Prime’s specialty patients are eligible to complete clinical assessments online.

Walgreens launches COVID-19 testing program for businesses

The Walgreens Test & Protect program is part of the retailer’s larger efforts to expand its COVID-19 testing capacity, including an expanded capability to allow for more than 500,000 tests per month. 

John Standley, whose extensive career in the industry includes time as president, CEO and chairman of Rite Aid, has been chosen as president of Walgreens, effective immediately.

Walgreens is coupling a new own-brand arthritis product with the expertise of its pharmacists to create a full-store pain management solution.

Cecilia Wu will be joining Walgreens Boots Alliance on Aug. 28 as vice president of global insights.

The retailer has rolled out flu shot availability to all of its almost 9,100 pharmacies, adding safety measures to ensure patient safety.

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A new patented process for delivering specialty medicine will assure that AllianceRx Walgreens Prime patients receive their medicine delivered at the correct temperature, the company said.

Stefano Pessina will be stepping down as CEO, with plans to become executive chairman of Walgreens Boots Alliance once his successor is chosen.

The contactless same-day pickup service will be available at 8,600 stores nationwide, having previously rolled out to roughly half of that number of stores.

The INFORM Consumers Act targets organized retail crime and would shed light on certain sellers by requiring online retailers to verify high-volume sellers.

CVS Health, Kroger, Target, Walgreens and Walmart are working together for the “Beyond the Bag Initiative,” an effort in partnership with Closed Loop Partners to find an alternative to the single-use retail bag.

The companies have launched a co-branded website, For Eyes at Walgreens, which carries an assortment of frames from various big brands, as well as exclusive in-house brands that focus on quality and affordable pricing.

Mike Maresca joined Walgreens Boots Alliance as chief technology officer at the end of June.

CVS Pharmacy's, Walgreens' and Schnucks' policies will take effect July 20 while Publix's mandate kicks on July 21 and Kroger's policy will be effective July 22.

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