Higher prescription drug sales help the company regain its footing after CEO Stefano Pessina dubbed last quarter "the most difficult" since the company was formed.
Walgreens said in a letter reviewed by CNBC it would no longer subsidize medical benefits for former employees who hadn't turned 64 by March 31.
Walgreens shareholders approved a proposal requiring the company to prepare a report on how it's monitoring and managing risks related to the opioid crisis, according to preliminary results announced Friday at Walgreens' annual shareholders meeting.
Health care companies and tech companies are working together these days to combat the threat from Amazon.
It's not that being a retailer is a bad thing. But investors want drugstores to reinvent their businesses as Amazon's threat looms.
The drugstore chain plans to make video visits available nationwide this year through a partnership with Teladoc Health. CVS already offers virtual appointments and the District of Columbia.
Investors don't seem to have much confidence in Walgreens Boots Alliance, and the drugstore chain hasn’t said much to ease their concerns.
Walgreens Boots Alliance taps Takeda Pharmaceutical's James Kehoe to take over as CFO.
Shares of AmerisourceBergen and Walgreens Boots Alliance slid after CNBC reported deal talks have cooled and a takeover looks unlikely.
The 76-year-old Stefano Pessina started with a local family drug distribution business.
"There's no question that Amazon is a competitor in the marketplace," CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo tells analysts.
Walgreens' Pessina estimates that the combined company will have to sell roughly 500 stores in order to gain regulatory approval from the FTC.