Tag Archives: Walgreens

Five SF Walgreens To Close To Due “Organized” Thefts

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Walgreens will close five more San Francisco stores, a company spokesperson confirmed Tuesday, citing ongoing organized retail crime as the reason. “Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that,” said Walgreens spokesperson Phil Caruso. “Retail theft across our San Francisco stores has continued …

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Opioids Trial To Open Against Four Pharmacy Giants

Reuters reports: The first trial of four large pharmacy chains over the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic was set to begin on Monday, as two Ohio counties seek to convince jurors the companies are responsible for flooding their communities with addictive pain pills. The Ohio counties of Lake and Trumbull allege that oversight failures at pharmacies run by Walgreens Boots Alliance …

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Biden To Meet With Top Business Execs On Mandates

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Biden is expected to meet Wednesday with executives from companies including Walt Disney Co. , Microsoft Corp. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. to advance his Covid-19 vaccination requirements for the private sector. The White House meeting comes after a plan Mr. Biden announced last week designed to bring the pandemic under control, which includes …

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At Least 15M Vax Doses Wasted In US Since March

NBC News reports: Pharmacies and state governments in the United States have thrown away at least 15.1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines since March 1, according to government data obtained by NBC News. Four national pharmacy chains reported more than 1 million wasted doses each, according to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response …

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Walgreens To Join CVS In $15/Hour Starting Wage

From Walgreens’ corporate blog: Walgreens is further investing in its hourly team members who provide trusted care and services in communities across the U.S. Walgreens will increase the starting hourly wage for all team members to $15.00 an hour, taking effect in phases beginning in October of this year and are expected to be fully implemented by November 1, 2022. …

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Walgreens Drops Mask Requirement For Fully Vaxxed

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: Walgreens, Whole Foods and Kroger-owned stores have joined a list of businesses that say fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in their stores, following the CDC’s recommendation. All three stores — like Walmart, Trader Joe’s and Costco before them — say the policy only changes if local regulations allow it. …

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Pharmacies Brace For Vaccine Appointment Scalpers

Reuters reports: U.S. retailers and pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS Health are preparing for a fresh round of “bot” attacks by scalpers hoping to snap up COVID-19 vaccine appointments as they did hoarding Sony PlayStation 5s and Nike sneakers. For over a decade, the retail industry has battled so-called “scalper bots,” programmed to cut digital lines and snap up limited-supply …

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Feds To Begin Shipping Vaccines Direct To Pharmacies

Politico reports: The Biden administration said Tuesday it will begin distributing a limited number of Covid-19 vaccine doses directly to retail pharmacies across the nation. Many pharmacies are already administering vaccine doses that have been allocated to states. Under the new program, the federal government would ship doses directly to pharmacies. The new pharmacy initiative — which is aimed at …

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Amazon Shakes Up Drugstores With Online Pharmacy

CNBC reports: Amazon is entering the pharmacy business with a new offering called Amazon Pharmacy, allowing customers in the United States to order prescription medications for home delivery, including free delivery for Amazon Prime members. Amazon has been quietly building out its pharmacy offering for several years after ramping up internal discussions in 2017 and acquiring PillPack in 2018. The …

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Pharmacies Report Record Demand For Flu Shots

Reuters reports: Walmart Inc, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, CVS Health Corp and Rite Aid Corp have told Reuters demand for flu shots at their U.S. pharmacies is up sharply – in some cases double from last year – as people try to protect themselves from influenza in the midst of a worsening COVID-19 pandemic.The pharmacies are giving millions more flu …

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Walgreens Offers Drive-Thru 5-Minute Test In 7 States

Via press release from Walgreens: Furthering its commitment to provide greater access to COVID-19 testing and community resources, Walgreens is working to expand drive-thru testing to 15 new sites in seven states, the company announced today. The states included are Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas. The expansion is a next step building on Walgreens’ collaboration with the …

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Walgreens Joins Other Retailers In Ending Open Carry

The Associated Press reports: Walgreens has changed its policy to prohibit the open carrying of firearms. Walgreens announced a statement Thursday on its website, saying: “We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials.” On Tuesday, Walmart said it will request that customers no longer …

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FDA Warns 15 National Retailers Over Tobacco Sales To Minors: Walgreens, Walmart, Kroger, 7-Eleven, Citgo

CNBC reports: The Food and Drug Administration called out 15 retailers on Monday for allegedly selling tobacco products to minors and requested information from more than 40 e-cigarette companies the agency thinks may have illegally introduced new products onto the market. The agency named corporate-owned and franchise retailers who were allegedly found selling tobacco products to minors more than 15 …

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One Million Moms Vs Walgreens

Via email from hate group leader Monica Cole: In a shocking policy announcement, Walgreens has now directed its stores to allow men full and unrestricted access to women’s restrooms in all of its 8,100 stores. On Nov. 17, 2017, Walgreens distributed this memo stating, “All individuals have a right to use restroom facilities that correspond to the individual’s gender identity, …

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New York Attorney General: Many Herbal Supplements Don’t Contain Listed Plants

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman yesterday announced that an investigation by his office has revealed that 79% of tested herbal supplements sold in several major chains do not contain the plants listed on the labels. Via the Associated Press: GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreen Co. sold supplements that either couldn’t be verified to contain the labeled substance or that …

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Petition To Walgreens: No More Tobacco

Earlier this month CVS announced that it would stop selling cigarettes, a move that will take a $2B chunk out of the company’s annual grosses, at least until they decide how to fill those shelves behind the chain’s few remaining staffed check-out stations. And now there’s a petition for Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, to do the same. (Walgreens …

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It’s National HIV Testing Day

Today Walgreens launches a two year partnership with the CDC during which the pharmacy giant will offer free onsite confidential HIV testing at two dozen (mostly) urban locations. “The goal of having the project at a pharmacy or at a retail clinic is really because of the ease of accessibility and the closeness to people’s homes,” Paul Weidle with the …

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Morning View – Magic Fund

This morning I noticed that the Magic Johnson Foundation has an impulse purchase box at the Walgreens register where you can buy a $3 rubber bracelet in support of “prevention and early detection.” What, exactly, you are preventing and detecting is not revealed on the display box or on the front of the package. But yes, if you flip the …

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Morning View – Candy Sale

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Walgreens Caves To Hate Group

The American Family Association is sending out triumphant emails declaring victory over Walgreens and their campaign to oppress religious liberty. The boycott is suspended, y’all! What, you didn’t know there WAS a boycott?

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