Walgreens Unveils New Wellness Program

Deerfield, Ill. Walgreen Co. announced Wednesday it has launched its Complete Care and Well-Being program aimed at employers.

The company said the program will be run through its Take Care Health Systems businesses, which it bought in May 2007. Take Care has grown from the original 50 clinics to 322 clinics in Walgreen stores today, and has partnerships with a number of health insurers.

The company said the new program will offer clear pricing to employers and discounts on Walgreen brand products for workers and lower prescription drug prices. It is designed to reduce health care and prescription costs for large employers.

“Over the past two years, we built and assembled the services necessary to offer a unique solution to rising pharmacy and healthcare costs,” said Walgreens president Greg Wasson.