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2014-07-14 12:23:16

Health and Environmental Advocates Gather Petitions Online and In Stores this Week WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health advocates and Walgreens customers are joining together this week in calling on the nation's largest pharmacy chain to sell safer products. Today, they are launching a "Week of Action" to press Walgreens to respond to a campaign that asks the retailer to stop selling products ranging from cleaners, cosmetics, pet toys and household items that...

2009-01-14 12:04:39

U.S. drug store chain Walgreens Co. is preparing to market a program combining a network of health clinics with store discounts, the company's president said. The company plans to market the service to corporate and government employers, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The service would include check-ups, preventative care, dentistry and optometry services at in-store clinics and health centers, the Journal said. The services would be available after business hours and include...

2008-10-30 15:00:38

Company Intends to Strengthen its Core Business by: -- Leveraging the Best Community-Based Store Network in America -- Enhancing the Customer Experience for Shoppers, Patients and Payors -- Targeting $1 Billion in Annual Cost Reductions by Fiscal 2011 Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today outlined at its Analyst Day conference in Chicago a series of strategic initiatives to create shareholder value. These include enhancing the customer experience for shoppers and...

2008-09-24 18:00:40

Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) today named Kim L. Feil to the new position of vice president and chief marketing officer, reporting to President Greg Wasson. Feil will lead a new marketing organization responding to the evolving needs of Walgreens customers and pharmacy patients. "Under Kim's direction, our marketing folks will enhance the in-store customer experience and create stronger connections to our online offerings and Take Care Clinic services," said Wasson. "Kim brings a...

2008-08-11 09:01:39

Walgreens Health Initiatives has announced that it will provide pharmacy benefit management services for the more than 354,000 members of First Medical Health Plan, a health maintenance organization. Under the terms of a new contract, Walgreens Health Initiatives, the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) arm of drugstore operator Walgreens, will provide claims processing, specialty pharmacy services, network management and a suite of clinical programs designed to meet the needs of both First...

2008-07-11 09:01:07

Walgreens (NYSE:WAG)(NASDAQ:WAG) today announced the following executive promotions: Hal F. Rosenbluth, 56, president of Walgreens Health and Wellness division, has been named a corporate senior vice president. Rosenbluth is the co-founder and chairman of Take Care Health Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary acquired by Walgreens in 2007. Take Care Health Systems manages 183 convenient care clinics located at Walgreens drugstores and plans to have about 400 clinics in operation by the end...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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