Walgreens launches wellness portal on Facebook

Atlanta -- Walgreens and online health Q&A platform Sharecare announced Tuesday the launch of a new “Answers” application providing access to the largest searchable drug, supplement and wellness database currently available on Facebook, according to the companies.

The application, which is integrated into Walgreens Facebook page, gives Walgreens followers access to an interactive portal containing health information and resources.

Answers connects Walgreens network of nearly two million Facebook fans with Sharecare’s experts, tools and healthcare resources to help people better manage their health.

“With the success of our online health initiatives, such as the ability to chat live with a Walgreens pharmacist 24/7, this is yet another example of our commitment to innovation in the digital space that gives people greater access to Walgreens pharmacists and other clinical experts,” said Sona Chawla, Walgreens president of e-commerce. “Our relationship with Sharecare further extends our Answers promise beyond Walgreens retail locations, providing important health care information to customers online, through mobile applications and social media.”

In addition to existing applications on the Walgreens Facebook page offering health advice and cost-saving tips, the Answers section provides seamless integration to Sharecare.com content for Walgreens followers.