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WBA chooses Starbucks exec to succeed Pessina

Rosalind “Roz” Brewer is set to take over as CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, the Wall Street Journal is reporting, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Walgreens completes more than 1M COVID-19 vaccinations

More than 1 million people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 by Walgreens in the month that it has been administering the vaccination.

Walgreens Boots Alliance CFO James Kehoe outlined the forthcoming venture as part of his and co-COO Alex Gourlay's participation in the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

Walgreens Boots Alliance said its investment in iA was meant to support the company's expansion and help develop automation solutions that would benefit the entire pharmacy industry.

Walgreens is launching credit cards and prepaid debit cards in partnership with Synchrony and Mastercard.

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CVS Health and Walgreens said they expect to complete the administration of COVID-19 vaccines in skilled long-term care facilities nationwide by Jan. 25.

The company is selling Alliance Healthcare to AmerisourceBergen for $6.5 billion in a cash-and-stock transaction comprised of $6.3 billion in cash and 2 million shares of AmerisourceBergen common stock. 

Though WBA swung to a loss for the quarter, solid revenue growth from Walgreens and progress on its strategic priorities buoyed the company in Q1.

As the companies prepare to build hundreds of Village Medical at Walgreens co-branded clinics, Walgreens Boots Alliance is speeding up its $1 billion investment in VillageMD

Walgreens, in partnership with LabCorp, is offering the Pixel by LabCorp At-Home COVID-19 Collection Kit via Walgreens Find Care.

Walgreens executives outlined the retailer’s plans for getting an approved COVID-19 vaccine to vulnerable patients once it receives emergency use authorization.

Walgreens is taking a look at a day in the life of two of its pharmacy executives to shine a light on the work taking place behind the scenes to enable access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Walgreens is rolling out its Walgreens Flu Index, tracking flu activity in areas across the country — just in time for National Influenza Vaccination Week.

Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, Walgreens Boots Alliance's executive vice president and global chief human resources officer will be retiring, with Pamela Puryear set to be her successor, effective Jan. 18. 

The planned locations — the first of which will open in Phoenix on Dec. 14 — mark the companies’ opening salvo in their plan to open between 500 and 700 Village Medical at Walgreens clinics in some 30 markets over the coming five years.

Walgreens Advertising Group, or Wag, is a full-service, personalization-driven advertising offering based on the retailer’s customer insights and first-party data.

Walgreens has completely overhauled its customer loyalty program and mobile app to be more health- and wellness-centered and highlight the company’s omnichannel offerings to make the shopping experience more seamless.

From Nov. 11 to 15, veterans, active duty military and their families will receive 20% off regular price eligible items at any Walgreens or Duane Reade drug store throughout the nation.

WBA and McKesson's joint venture in Germany has WBA holding a 70% controlling equity interest, while McKesson holds the remaining 30% interest.

The former Obama administration official, who has extensive public and private experience, is the first African-American woman to join Walgreens Boots Alliance's board.

The company now is offering COVID-19 tests for those 3 years old and older, expanding from its previous testing age cutoff of 18 years old and older. 

Though overall earnings were down company-wide, Walgreens Boots Alliance's U.S. operations managed sales growth as it expands its omnichannel offerings.

Find Rx Coverage Advisor offers personalized guidance on health and prescription drug coverage, and can connect eligible users to health plan partners to address questions about Medicare Part D enrollment. 

Walgreens is furthering its commitment to address health disparities and improve outcomes in its hometown of Chicago through a number of community-focused pharmacy and healthcare initiatives.

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

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. 

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