Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy Gains Renewed URAC Accreditation

Accreditation Provides an External Validation of Excellence in
Specialty Pharmacy Management

DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Walgreens today announced a renewed designation that further validates
the quality of care delivered to patients with complex conditions
through its centralized specialty pharmacy services. Walgreens Specialty
Pharmacy LLC once again receives full specialty pharmacy accreditation
from URAC, an independent health care accrediting organization that
assesses quality standards for the health care industry. Based on
industry quality benchmarks, URAC reviewed and certified Walgreens
Specialty Pharmacy centralized services based on clinical credentials,
operating processes and patient management results, among other core

“At Walgreens, everything begins with quality of care and having the
external validation through URAC is an extraordinary achievement that
underscores our commitment to helping patients lead healthier lives,”
said Mike Ellis, Walgreens corporate vice president, specialty pharmacy.

Care for Patients Managing Complex Conditions

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy helps to empower patients with complex
conditions to access their specialty and traditional medications,
navigate the complexities of their treatment and care options and
receive comprehensive support when and where they need it most.

Walgreens specially-trained pharmacists and clinical support
professionals have helped patients from diagnosis to improved health
through medication adherence programs customized to their unique health

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy provides patient care for a variety of
conditions including cancer, cystic fibrosis, HIV, hepatitis C,
infertility and transplant. Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy has a network
of support for patients that include retail pharmacies,
condition-specific specialized pharmacies, health system pharmacies and
centralized patient support services.

For more information, visit www.walgreens.com/specialtypharmacy.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com),
one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail
Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA),
the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More
than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities
across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to
consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health
and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores
with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico
and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes
Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and
VisionDirect.com. Walgreens also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic
and provider practice locations around the country.

About URAC

For 25 years, URAC has been the independent leader in promoting
health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement.
URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs that reflect
the latest changes in health care and provide a symbol of excellence for
organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and
accountability. URAC’s evidence-based measures and standards are
developed through inclusive engagement with a broad range of
stakeholders committed to improving the quality of health care.


Mailee Garcia, 847-315-2143