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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

Featured Research


Medication synchronization helps patients improve their medication adherence, which could result in better health outcomes and reduced overall healthcare cost. 1

Increased adherent patients. 9.9% raise diabetes. 7.7% raise hypertension. 6.7% raise hyperlipidemia.

Published: 2018

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Specialty Pharmacy

94% of patients on direct acting antivirals had sustained virologic response (SVR) 12 weeks after therapy: 2

Specialty & Hepatitis C

Published: 2017

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Research Initiatives

1. Mu, Y, Lou, Y, Taitel, M. Medication synchronization improves medication adherence. Presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research conference, May 19-23, 2018, Baltimore, MD.

2. 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.

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