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Change to Win on Reports about Walgreens’ Inversion Decision: “Inversion is not in the interest of America and not in the interest the Walgreens’ stakeholders”

The following statement can be attributed to Nell Geiser, Associate Director of Change to Win Retail Initiatives: “If reports are accurate and Walgreens will not leave America to avoid taxes, this has been an unnecessarily drawn-out and secretive process to arrive where Walgreens should have been from the start: an inversion is not in the […]

New Report Analyzes Walgreens Possible Move of its Corporate Address Offshore to Avoid Paying $4 Billion in U.S. Taxes over Five Year Period

WASHINGTON – A new report released today by Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) and Change to Win Retail Initiatives estimates that Walgreens could cost taxpayers $4 billion in lost revenue over five years should the company decide to renounce its American corporate legal status and move its official address to Switzerland, a tax haven. The company is widely reported to […]

Complaint Alleges Walgreens Executive and Indiana Pharmacy Board Staff Violated Ethics Laws to Approve Controversial Pharmacy Model

  —Watchdog Groups Change to Win and Common Cause Indiana Argue that Approval of the “Well Experience” Model was Tainted and Puts Hoosiers at Risk— INDIANAPOLIS, March 31, 2014—An executive of Walgreen Co. abused his position as the Indiana Board of Pharmacy (IBOP) President to help gain approval for a controversial Walgreens pharmacy model called […]

Complaint to Dept of Health Alleges Patients Are Put at Risk by Florida’s Largest Drugstore Chain

Watchdog Group Change to Win Calls for State Investigation into Walgreens’ Pharmacy Model   TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 19, 2014—A complaint filed today with the state Department of Health alleges that a Walgreens pharmacy format, called “Well Experience,” creates unlawful risks to public health and patient privacy. The complaint comes as state lawmakers and regulators consider […]

Good Medicine, Bad Information: Survey of Drugstores Finds Misinformation about Flu Shot Coverage

  Walgreens Gave Wrong Information about Flu Shot Coverage 48% of the Time; Bad Info Could Mislead Customers to Pay Out of Pocket or not Get a Timely Vaccination NEW YORK, November 26, 2013—Drugstore customers seeking flu shots this winter may be paying too much because of bad information at the pharmacy counter, according to […]

Study: Walgreens’ New Pharmacy Model Increases Risks to Public Health, Patient Privacy and Medication Security

Complaint Filed with US Dept. of Health and Human Services Alleging HIPAA Violations; Report Based on 100 “Well Experience” Store Observations   Washington, DC, September 23, 2013—Walgreens’ attempts to revolutionize the pharmacy may increase risks of medication errors and patient privacy violations, according to a new study by Change to Win Retail Initiatives (CtW).  The […]

Buyer Beware: Walgreens prices all over the map

New York, September 5, 2013 –Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) shoppers could be paying too much depending on which location of the chain they choose, with stores in the same market offering the same products for up to 55 percent more.  A new study of several markets throughout the country finds that price variation across Walgreens locations was […]

Report: Walgreens Out-of-Stock Hurt Consumer Loyalty

Walgreen’s In-Store Failings Threaten Customer Loyalty and Sales, Says New Report —Study Finds Out-of-Stock Sale Items Persistent in 76% of Walgreens Stores, Mislabeled Promotions Common in 94%— —Stores Surveyed in Los Angeles, Miami, New York and St. Louis—   New York, May 16, 2013—Walgreen Co.’s (NYSE: WAG) failure to execute the most basic of retail […]