Medicare is not doing enough to take care of chronically ill patients, and the limitations of the fee-for-service system inhibit a needed focus on these patients and their needs. This is critically important because most Medicare enrollees suffer from multiple chronic conditions and account for almost all of its costs.
The Walgreens Flu Index provides state and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and is compiled using retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide.
The Flu Index is not intended to illustrate levels or severity of flu activity, but rather, illustrate which populations are experiencing the highest incidence of flu.
Walgreens is leading the fight against prescription drug abuse with new programs to help curb the misuse of medications and reduce the rise in overdose deaths. In the first ongoing national effort by a retailer, Walgreens has installed safe medication disposal kiosks in over 600 pharmacies across 45 states including Washington D.C.
Walgreens safe medication disposal kiosks provide a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication at no cost, year-round.
Kiosks are available during regular pharmacy hours and offer one of the best ways to ensure medications are not accidentally used or intentionally misused by someone else.