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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Walgreens Hosting Diabetes Wellness Clinics with Free Testing at In-Store Events Nationwide

Walgreens extends its position as a retail health services provider with free diabetes testing at more than 1,500 locations. The events began last week, Nov. 9-13, and continue Nov. 16-20 at most 24-hour Walgreens stores.

Each of these locations is hosting a six-hour walk-in clinic offering free blood glucose testing, or for individuals diagnosed with diabetes, free A1C testing. Free pharmacist consultations are also available. Walgreens also announced it will donate $1 to the American Diabetes Association for every test performed at its Diabetes Wellness Events, up to $100,000.

Walgreens is the nation’s largest drugstore chain with more than 70,000 providers and fiscal 2009 sales of $63 billion. The company operates 7,045 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Walgreens' diversified portfolio includes retail drugstores, Walgreens Health Initiatives Inc. (a pharmacy benefit manager), Walgreens Mail Service Inc., Walgreens Home Care Inc., Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy LLC and SeniorMed LLC (a pharmacy provider to long-term care facilities). Walgreens Health and Wellness Division includes Take Care Health Systems, providing worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.'

To find out if there are events in your market, visit or call 1-877-W-and-You (1-877-926-3968).

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