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Walgreens to shutter in-store clinics, add Jenny Craig sites

Walgreens will shutter nearly 40% of the clinics in its stores, as the drugstore chain expands a plan to cut costs and shifts to other businesses to draw customers to its nationwide store network. The company said Monday that it will close 150 Walgreens-run clinics by the end of the year, but it will keep open more than 200 that are run in partnership with health care providers in local markets.

At stores and online, health care moves closer to customers

Health care is moving closer to patients. Drugstores are expanding the care and support they offer, and telemedicine is bringing doctors and therapists to the family room couch as the system shifts to help people stay healthy and attract customers who want convenience.

Walgreens to hike minimum age for store tobacco sales

Walgreens has decided to raise its minimum age for tobacco sales several weeks after a top federal official chastised the drugstore chain for violating laws restricting access to cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales

Florida is suing the nation’s two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales.