Walgreens aims to promote greater mental health awareness

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 10, 2016

Drugstore giant Walgreens Boots Alliance has taken another step in its effort to be viewed as a healthcare provider alternative. Walgreens is collaborating with the behavioral health advocacy group Mental Health America to provide mental health screening to as many as 3 million people through 2017.

Walgreens tops Q2 profit expectations, narrows 2016 forecast

By Associated Press  |  April 05, 2016

Walgreens beat Wall Street's earnings expectations for its fiscal second quarter as sales rose nearly 14%, but the nation's largest drugstore chain remained conservative with its outlook for the year.

Activist investors take on for-profit healthcare boards

Activist investors take on for-profit healthcare boards

By Dave Barkholz  |  March 19, 2016

Slumping stock prices and the quickening pace of change in how providers get paid are testing boards of directors at publicly traded healthcare firms in ways they haven't seen in a generation.

Funding innovation from the inside

Funding innovation from the inside

By Beth Kutscher  |  February 13, 2016

Jumpstart Foundry, a Nashville-based venture fund, is hoping to harness the energy of the young, technology-focused entrepreneurs coming into healthcare and channel it into solving actual business problems of some of the country's largest healthcare companies.

Walgreens tells Theranos to stop using lab under scrutiny

By Associated Press  |  January 28, 2016

The nation's largest drugstore chain is telling blood-testing startup Theranos to stop sending samples from its customers to a testing facility that drew regulatory scrutiny over possible patient risks.

WebMD denies acquisition talks

By Bob Herman  |  January 14, 2016

Digital health company WebMD Health Corp. is not negotiating a sale despite a media report that tagged UnitedHealth Group and Walgreens Boots Alliance as possible suitors, WebMD said in a statement Thursday.

Walgreens is outsourcing its metro Chicago clinics to Advocate

Walgreens is outsourcing its metro Chicago clinics to Advocate

By Kristen Schorsch and Brigid Sweeney, Crain's Chicago Business  |  January 11, 2016

Walgreens is handing over operations of its 56 in-store health clinics in the Chicago area to Advocate Health Care, the largest hospital network in the state. It's the second time Walgreens Boots Alliance has offloaded some of its clinics to a health system.

Valeant CEO takes medical leave

Valeant CEO takes medical leave

By Associated Press  |  December 28, 2015

Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEO J. Michael Pearson is taking a medical leave of absence after he was hospitalized with pneumonia last week. Valeant has recently come under scrutiny for its drug pricing policies, as well as its relationship with the mail-order pharmacy Philidor.

Valeant in new distribution deal with Walgreens

By Associated Press  |  December 15, 2015

Valeant Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday that the agreement will help to lower the prices of its branded prescription-based dermatological and ophthalmological products by 10%.

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