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The Walgreens Center for
Health & Wellbeing Research

Welcome to the Walgreens Center for Health & Wellbeing Research.

Walgreens strives to impact the Triple Aim by improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing total health care costs. Our dedicated team works to demonstrate the impact and effectiveness of various pharmacy-led programs and services and how they can benefit patients, providers and payers.

Here you will find summaries, links and original documents related to our research in peer-reviewed publications and presentations at scientific conferences.

We look forward to your feedback and our efforts to improve health and wellness in America! If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at research@walgreens.com.

Featured Research

Value of the Pharmacist

Publication and interactive map that displays county-level rates of patients at high risk for complications from COVID-19 based on Walgreens pharmacy data. It also displays real-time data of COVID-19 confirmed cases.

United States distribution of patients at risk for complications related to COVID-19

Published: 2020

Download: Article

Specialty Pharmacy

94% of patients on direct acting antivirals had sustained virologic response (SVR) 12 weeks after therapy: 1

Specialty & Hepatitis C

Published: 2017

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Research Library

Research Initiatives

1. Zhu, J., Hazen, R., Joyce, C. Delpino, A., Kirhkam, H., Strickland, C., Markes-Wilson, S., Kim, T., Kang, M., Rubin, R. and Stein, L. (2017). Local specialty pharmacy and specialty clinic collaboration assists access to hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Article in Press. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2017.10.011

The data reported is from Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy patients with fills from 11/2013 to 6/2015.