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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Walgreens to pull e-cigarettes from 9,500-plus stores as feds investigate vaping devices

Add Walgreens to the growing list of retailers that have decided to stop selling e-cigarettes, amid state and federal investigations into illnesses surrounding the devices.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Spokane pharmacies divided on carrying Zantac after cancer-causing chemical found in medication

Several large pharmacy chains pulled Zantac after the FDA announced it had found small amounts of a cancer-causing chemical in the heartburn medication, but not all local pharmacies have followed …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Walgreens, Google affiliate to test drone deliveries

Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered.


Walgreens to close 200 U.S. stores, starting this fall

Walgreens plans to close 200 U.S. stores as part of a wide-ranging cost management program it undertook late last year


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

Coming to store shelves: cameras that guess your age and sex

Kroger and Walgreens are testing shelves and coolers with built-in cameras that try to guess your age, gender or mood as a way to show you targeted ads in real …


Walgreens to open community pharmacy in downtown Spokane

Walgreens Co. is planning to open a community pharmacy in downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

Walgreens partners with Microsoft to battle Amazon

Walgreens Boots Alliance is teaming with Microsoft to design “digital health corners” for its stores as both companies battle an ever-expanding Amazon.com.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018

Providence Health opens express clinics at local Walgreens stores

Providence Health Care has opened two express care clinics at Walgreens stores in Spokane and Spokane Valley.


Parasite problems linked to packaged salads and wraps prompt recall

Federal food safety inspectors are urging consumers to check their refrigerators for packaged salads and wraps that may be contaminated with cyclospora parasites.


Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds

The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy will investigate the complaint of a woman who says a Walgreens pharmacist denied to give her medication necessary to end her pregnancy after her …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018

GE to end more than 100-year run on Dow; Walgreens added

General Electric will be dropped from the Dow Jones industrial average next week, ending the conglomerate’s more than 100-year run in the 30-company blue chip index.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

Amerisource shares jump on Walgreens buyout report

Shares of AmerisourceBergen soared Tuesday on reports that Walgreens is pursuing a complete takeover of the huge drug distributor.


Walgreens to shutter 600 stores as part of Rite Aid deal

Walgreens plans to close about 600 drugstores as it completes a $4.38 billion deal to buy nearly 2,000 from rival Rite Aid.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017

Walgreens, Rite Aid revise store purchase deal to $4.38B

Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation’s largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past antitrust regulators.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017

Walgreens scraps Rite Aid takeover, will buy stores instead

Walgreens Boots Alliance is scrapping its deal to buy all of rival Rite Aid and instead will buy a smaller piece of the drugstore chain, after the original takeover effort …


Motley Fool: Healthy prospects for ‘rebuilding’ CVS Health

CVS has a major tailwind in the ongoing aging of America, which will only increase demand for its services.


Clock runs down on Walgreens-Rite Aid deal; no extension set

Walgreens Boots Alliance Chief Executive Officer Stefano Pessina says he still believes in his company’s purchase of Rite Aid but can’t say whether the companies will extend the deal just …


Walgreens, FedEx to offer package pickup and drop-off at pharmacies

By the end of next year, most Walgreens customers will be able to pick up prescriptions and packages in a single stop. To accommodate a growing number of e-commerce packages …


New Spokane County mumps cases prompt free vaccine clinic

Nine people in Spokane County have been diagnosed with mumps, prompting the Spokane Regional Health District to offer a free vaccination clinic Jan. 11.


Groups press Walgreens on religious restrictions in clinics

Four groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union are asking Walgreens for reassurance that the drugstore’s partnership with a Catholic system to run in-store clinics in the St. Louis …


One man shot in North Spokane after suspected drug deal ambush

A drug deal led to a gunfight in a north Spokane parking lot Saturday, leaving one man in jail, one in the hospital and three unidentified suspects on the loose.


Missouri judge fines Walgreens $309,000 in pricing case

Missouri’s attorney general says a judge has ordered Walgreens to pay $309,000 for alleged deceptive pricing.


Walgreens rolls out drug disposal kiosks at 500 stores

Walgreens is installing medication disposal kiosks in more than 500 drugstores across the U.S. in an effort to combat prescription drug abuse.


Alleged pharmacy robber accused of three more heists

Detectives have identified the accused robber of a Walgreens in Coeur d’Alene on Sunday as the man who robbed three pharmacies in Spokane County late last year.


City of Spokane, Walgreens offer free vaccines

A collaboration between the city of Spokane and Walgreens is offering pneumonia, whooping cough, chicken pox, shingles, MMR, meningitis and influenza vaccines free of charge to anyone who needs them.


Police arrest Walgreens robbery suspect

Police arrested a man suspected in the knifepoint robberies of a Walgreens store in North Spokane.