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The Loneliness of the Sick Self-Tracker

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Shaquille O'Neal towered on a main stage in the Austin Convention Center, chatting about wearable technology amid the uber-hip throng at the South by ...

24 States Pressure Walmart, Walgreens To Stop Selling Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business

Attorney Generals from 24 states, Washington D.C., and three U.S. territories sent letters to the country's biggest pharmaceutical retailers Monday, i...

The High Cost of Acting Happy

Annie Murphy Paul | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
Annie Murphy Paul

Surface acting is when front line service employees, the ones who interact directly with customers, have to appear cheerful and happy even when they're not feeling it. This kind of faking is hard work -- sociologists call it 'emotional labor.'

Dem Senators Call On Drug Stores To Halt Tobacco Sales

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eight Democratic senators on Monday called on major drug store chains to halt the sale of tobacco products in their stores, citing last ...

These 11 Stores Are Addicted To Selling Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business

CVS made a landmark announcement Wednesday that its 7,600 stores will stop selling tobacco products by October. That's a big deal. The company admitte...

Jeffrey Young

So Much For The Obamacare Apocalypse | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

The first days of Obamacare enrollment were a mess. The first days of Obamacare benefits, on the other hand, went quietly. The health care industry ex...

Pharmacy Offers Prescriptions To Backlogged Obamacare Enrollees

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business

Dec 30 (Reuters) - Walgreen Co said on Monday it will provide a month's supply of certain prescriptions at no upfront cost to U.S. participants who ...

HIV/AIDS: Why Knowing Is Everything

Posted 12.02.2013 | Impact

On World AIDS Day, it helps to know the facts -- and know your status. We've teamed up with Walgreens to show you how testing and treatment has dr...

Technology in Health Care: Thriving in a Patient-Centric Era

Bobby Grajewski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Bobby Grajewski

The present is a great time for health care innovation. Instead of looking at the shutdown in Washington, D.C., or the battle over the Patient Protect...

Walgreen Makes Big Obamacare Change

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business

(In the first paragraph, corrects the date of the announcement to Wednesday from Friday. In the 2nd paragraph, clarifies the payments made to employ...

Kim Bhasin

You May Be Paying Way Too Much At Walgreens | Kim Bhasin | Posted 09.06.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Consumers in Manhattan shelled out $15.99 for Claritin at a Walgreens on 5th Ave., paying $4.50 more than those who bought the allergy med...

Let's Just Rename It 'Labor Exploitation Day'

Martha Burk | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Our workers have suffered mightily in the last few years. The $7.25 minimum wage hasn't been raised since 2009. And thanks to the latest corporate cheap trick, even that paltry sum has been further eroded.

Walgreens Sued For Overcharging

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business

ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Walgreen Co., accusing the nation's largest pharmacy chain of over...

A Surprise in the School Supplies Box

Daniel Vahab | Posted 10.26.2013 | Crime
Daniel Vahab

This is not a political, partisan issue. Rather, it's an issue that affects us all.

A Better Bottom Line: Employing Individuals With Disabilities

Gov. Jack Markell | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jack Markell

My blueprint is designed to give governors tools to increase employment of people with disabilities in their states. Based on input from business leaders, it suggests that states change their approach.

Ryan Grim

One Man Shows Just How Corrupt Washington Is | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Billy Tauzin stepped down as the high-profile head of the pharmaceutical lobby in 2010, The New York Times penned his political obi...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Gets A Big Boost | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

Walgreens and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association are joining forces to promote enrollment in health coverage under President Barack Obama's he...

In New York Times, Prepaid Fee Story Misses The Mark

Patrice Peyret | Posted 09.01.2013 | Business
Patrice Peyret

Finding a few people to say they're upset and citing the general growth of prepaid cards as a proof of the problem's scope just places all payroll programs under the same umbrella and paints them with a black brush.

Kim Bhasin

Major Chain Is Getting A Makeover | Kim Bhasin | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

In the face of large, aggressively expanding discount chains and low-price online stores, Walgreens is shifting its image, store design and product as...

Kim Bhasin

More Retailers Dump Paula Deen | Kim Bhasin | Posted 06.28.2013 | Business

Sears and Walgreens are the latest companies to distance themselves from celebrity chef Paula Deen. Sears Holdings, which owns department store cha...

In Florida, Selling a Pot Pipe Is a Felony But Illegally Pushing Millions of OxyContin Is a Fine

Russ Belville | Posted 08.17.2013 | Miami
Russ Belville

To put this in perspective, try and imagine the DEA caught an average American with a $45,000 annual income diverting millions of OxyContin on the black market and then settled with the American for a $47.25 fine and no criminal charges.

PHOTOS: This Is An Actual Walgreens Store In Chicago

Craig Kanalley | Posted 08.04.2013 | Chicago
Craig Kanalley

Meet... a Walgreens in Chicago. It's located at the old Noel State Bank building, as explained here, a 1919 construction that is also a registered Chicago Landmark. That's at 1601 North Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago.

The World's Fanciest Walgreens Is Almost Here

Posted 07.08.2013 | San Francisco

When you walk into a Walgreens, what's the first thing you look for? If you answered, "a $2,000 bottle of luxury wine," you're in luck: San Francis...

Small but Meaningful Victories for Brooklynites

Alan Singer | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York
Alan Singer

Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn where I live, has been without a full-service supermarket since last June when the local Key Food on Prospect and 11th Avenues closed and the property was leased to Walgreens.

Major Drug Store Accused Of Misleading Customers

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business

* Cardiovascular health claims challenged * Walgreen declines to comment By Jonathan Stempel March 11 (Re...