Walgreen Co

Deerfield, IL, United States

Walgreen Co

Deerfield, IL, United States

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A system, apparatus, and method for providing an automated translation engine for translating a prescription into a standardized format is generally disclosed. More particularly, embodiments described in this disclosure relate to a system, apparatus, and method for automatically receiving a prescription form, analyzing information provided on the prescription form, and translating the information into a standardized form that details medication information including medication administration directions that are easy for a reader to understand.


News Article | April 20, 2017
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DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per share, an increase of 4.2 percent over the year-ago period. The dividend is payable 12 June 2017 to stockholders of record on 18 May 2017. Walgreens Boots Alliance and its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., have paid a dividend in 338 straight quarters (more than 84 years) and have raised the dividend for 41 consecutive years. Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years. Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the USA and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than 400,000* people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has equity method investments, has over 13,200* stores in 11* countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with over 390* distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products. The company’s portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands such as No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory. In October 2016 Walgreens Boots Alliance received the United Nations Foundation Global Leadership Award for its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The company also ranks No. 1 in the Food and Drug Stores industry of Fortune magazine’s 2017 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com. * As of 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen. ** For 12 months ending 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including those described in Item 1A (Risk Factors) of our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending 31 August 2016, which is incorporated herein by reference, and in other documents that we file or furnish with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Except to the extent required by law, we do not undertake, and expressly disclaim, any duty or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.


The method and system allow a user to launch a client application on an web-enabled device and subsequently to navigate to an image source screen within the client application. After receiving an image source selection from the user, the client application retrieves images from the selected image source. The client application displays the retrieved images available for printing to a user, and in response to receiving a selection of an image, the client application transmits the image to a proprietary server. Moreover, upon receiving print order information, the client application additionally executes a location awareness application that determines a current location of the web-enabled device and subsequently, determines a proximal retail store to the current location of the web-enabled device. Thereafter, the remote printing system creates and transmits a print order that includes the selected image to the retail store for pickup.


Patent
Walgreen Co. | Date: 2014-04-10

Methods, systems, and apparatus are disclosed to notify and route a customer to a prescription pickup location. A communication device detects the proximity of a prescription customer to an associated pharmacy location. The customer is then notified when the prescription is available at the pharmacy location based on identifying customer information and the location information. Once the pharmacy location is detected, the communication device sends the identifying customer information and the location information to a pharmacy computing device. The communication device then displays a notification that a prescription is available for the prescription customer at the pharmacy based on a determination made by the pharmacy computing device using the location information and the identification information. In addition, the communication device can display a map of the pickup location, various prompts to the customer to establish payment and/or to determine whether the customer has questions for pharmacy staff.


Patent
Walgreen Co. | Date: 2014-09-03

A system and method may provide a refill interface and service which allow a customer to order refills of one or more prescription medications in a quick and hassle-free manner from a mobile device. The customer provides prescription data from a barcode image that includes a number associated with an order. The prescription number is received by a server and a pickup store and a pickup time are determined. The refill system and method provide the service through a series of web pages and/or via an application running on a mobile device.


Patent
Walgreen Co. | Date: 2012-09-14

A targeted product distribution system is described herein with respect to an exemplary management of product flow through a distribution center. Specifically, the system and method described herein is directed to the management and display of direct and easily-understood instructions, such that average individuals, as well as those with mental disabilities, will be able to contribute equally to the overall process.


Patent
Walgreen Co. | Date: 2015-07-23

A targeted product distribution system is described herein with respect to an exemplary management of product flow through a distribution center. Specifically, the system and method described herein is directed to the management and display of direct and easily-understood instructions, such that average individuals, as well as those with mental disabilities, will be able to contribute equally to the overall process.


Patent
Walgreen Co. | Date: 2014-02-26

A method and system may provide a new prescription order interface and service which allows a customer to order one or more new prescription medications in a quick and easy manner from a remote location using a computer or a mobile device. The customer provides a new paper prescription image that includes the prescription data for a pharmacy to fill the new prescription order. The new paper prescription image is received by a server and a default pickup store and a default pickup time are determined. The server also determines whether there is a high risk that the new prescription order is fraudulent. The new prescription system and method may be accessed through a series of web pages and/or via an application running on a web-enabled device.


The disclosure presents a system and method for efficiently capturing, tracking, analyzing, and providing continuous quality improvement in an integrated manner in relation to errors which occur in the distribution of medication to patients through a multi-store pharmacy operation. The system and method include receiving error event data for a pharmacy error event through a first input device at a pharmacy through an input interface, transmitting the error event data to a pharmacy error event database associated with a pharmacy error event computer and storing the error event data in the pharmacy error event database. The system and method may also determine whether the first error event information requires escalation, and transmit an error event escalation message through a communication device to supervisory personnel, as well as tabulate the error event data with the pharmacy error event computer based on a criteria for communicating insight information to supervisory personnel through a communication device. The system and method provide further structural, functional and operational features for implementing these and other features in a multi-store and multi-district pharmacy operation.


Patent
Walgreen Co. | Date: 2013-04-26

A targeted product distribution system is described herein with respect to an exemplary management of product flow through a distribution center. Specifically, the system and method described herein is directed to the management and display of direct and easily-understood instructions, such that average individuals, as well as those with mental disabilities, will be able to contribute equally to the overall process.

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