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  • “Since we launched this program last year, we have been truly encouraged by how our patients have embraced the opportunities to safely dispose of their medications." - Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of pharmacy and retail operations.

    Walgreens medication disposal program collects 72 tons in first year

    DEERFIELD, Ill. - Walgreens' efforts to provide a space to dispose of unwanted medication had a big first year. The retailer on Wednesday announced that in its first year, its medication disposal program, which saw it install safe disposal kiosks in 600 pharmacies across 45 states, brought in 72 tons of medication - the weight equivalent of roughly 40 midsize cars.

  • Walgreens earns 100% on HRC Corporate Equality Index report for 2017. Ranked as a "Best Places to Work" for LGBT employees.


    Walgreens Earns Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality Recognition in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

    DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Walgreens received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This marks the 12th year Walgreens has earned a perfect score from the CEI index.

  • Walgreens is donating $50,000 to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Fund to help celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the program.

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    Walgreens Leads Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse with New Programs to Help Curb Misuse of Medications and the Rise in Overdose Deaths

    DEERFIELD, Ill., February 09, 2016 - Walgreens today announced the launch of a comprehensive new effort to combat drug abuse, introducing two programs that address key contributors to the crisis. In the first ongoing national effort of its kind by a retailer, Walgreens will install safe medication disposal kiosks in more than 500 drugstores in 39 states and Washington, D.C., primarily at locations open 24 hours.

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    Walgreens CIO starts with the customer and works backward

    Many CIOs talk enthusiastically about aligning IT with the business strategy, a challenge that shifts with market demands and the CEO's priorities. The objective, however, is much clearer for Walgreens Boots Alliance CIO Abhi Dhar, who in December added digital product management and innovation to his responsibilities.

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    Walgreens honored at NRF Retail's Big Show - Chain Drug Review

    NEW YORK - Walgreens was presented with the Retail Innovator of the Year award by the National Retail Federation at the NRF Retail's Big Show in New York City. Alex Gourlay, president of Walgreens, accepted the award on behalf of the drug chain.

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    The Five Retailers That Matter

    The five retailers featured in this list are pushing the innovation envelope in both technology and strategy and are providing their customers with differentiated service and aligning their mission to meet shopper demand. This is the second time RIS News has produced this list.

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    Announcing 2016 Diversity Leaders

    Walgreens is a Recipient of the Prestigious Diversity Leader Award "Top 25" Unveiled Today Leading the Way to Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion CLEVELAND, OH (December 22) - Profiles in Diversity Journal today proudly announces the "Top 25" recipients of the 2016 Diversity Leader Award. The coveted annual award recognizes excellence for outstanding standards aligning diversity...

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    Organization helps people with autism and Asberger's find jobs

    People who struggle with both mental illness and finding employment have a new hope. As part of a partnership with SRVS and Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative (REDI), people with physical and intellectual disabilities can receive on-the-job training and job coaching through externships.

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    Red Nose Day

    The U.S. celebrated the first Red Nose day last Thursday. Red noses will be for sale at Walgreens for $1 and half the proceeds will go to Red Nose Fund to help stop child poverty. The chain pharmacy has be raising funds since April 17th and it will continue until May, 30th.

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