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Piedmont taking over 27 Walgreens clinics in Atlanta

Piedmont taking over 27 Walgreens clinics in Atlanta

By Dave Barkholz  |  February 22, 2017

Piedmont Healthcare has agreed to take over and operate 27 Walgreens in-store clinics in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Piedmont joins systems in other states which have bought or leased retail clinics meant to provide fast, convenient care for patients with minor ailments.

Walgreens partners with health tech incubator Matter

By John Pletz, Crain's Chicago Business  |  December 21, 2016

Walgreens has signed on as a partner of Matter, a Chicago-based incubator for health technology startups. The pharmacy giant will provide mentorship and financial support to Matter's 150 or so startups.

Walgreens, Rite Aid shed 865 stores to close $9.4 billion deal

Walgreens, Rite Aid shed 865 stores to close $9.4 billion deal

By Associated Press  |  December 20, 2016

Walgreens and Rite Aid will sell 865 stores to rival retailer Fred's for $950 million, potentially removing the final roadblock thwarting a tie up between the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains.

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards Visionary Award: Nancy Schlichting

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards Visionary Award: Nancy Schlichting

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 10, 2016

A self-described child of the 1960s, she overcame barriers both personal and professional to gain prominence. She was a woman who made it in a field dominated by men. She quickly moved on to bigger and better positions after being outed as gay by a member of the board at the Ohio hospital system...

Walgreens sues Theranos alleging breach of contract

By Associated Press  |  November 08, 2016

Walgreens has sued its former partner, blood-testing startup Theranos, alleging breach of contract. The unit of Walgreens Boots Alliance is seeking $140 million, the amount it invested in Theranos.

Activist investors push healthcare firms to add seasoned leaders to boards

Activist investors push healthcare firms to add seasoned leaders to boards

By Dave Barkholz  |  August 06, 2016

Activist investors in for-profit healthcare firms want seasoned leaders—often drawn from the ranks of former leaders of not-for-profit healthcare systems—to sit on their boards and help those firms navigate today's fast-changing reimbursement environment.

Walgreens cuts ties to Theranos

By Associated Press  |  June 13, 2016

Troubled blood-testing startup Theranos says it will continue serving customers through independent retail locations a day after the nation's largest drugstore chain severed ties with the company.

Bye-bye billions. Forbes says Theranos CEO now worth zip

Bye-bye billions. Forbes says Theranos CEO now worth zip

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 04, 2016

Ponder the fleeting nature of fortune. Last fall, Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, 32, was deemed the “youngest self-made female billionaire” in the world by Forbes magazine. Her net worth today? Bupkis.

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