DEERFIELD, Ill. -- (Business Wire)
Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today issued the following statement
from President and CEO Greg Wasson:
“Walgreens supports the bi-partisan efforts of policymakers in
Washington, including the President and Congressional leadership, who
are working hard together to achieve consensus solutions to avoid the
fiscal cliff before the end of the year.
“As we all know, resolving the federal revenue and spending issues to
avoid the fiscal cliff is critical to our nation, our economy and
further recovery, as well as America’s future global competitiveness. We
understand that the decisions necessary to avoid the fiscal cliff are
far from easy. But these important fiscal decisions are critical to
families across America, like the customers and patients who depend on
Walgreens for their consumer and health care needs. It is absolutely
clear that we need to protect their jobs, health and economic future by
avoiding the fiscal cliff, curbing the federal debt and bringing our
nation to long-term, sustainable fiscal health.
“Tough decisions in Washington to avoid the cliff, balancing both
revenue and spending considerations including entitlement reform, are
also vital to America’s businesses like Walgreens that will benefit from
federal fiscal clarity to make investments that ultimately advance jobs,
growth and prosperity for all.
“We hope Walgreens view will play a helpful role as policymakers in
Washington strive to achieve the consensus they seek to avoid the fiscal
cliff, and put America on a healthy fiscal course that will ensure our
growth, prosperity and competitiveness well into the future.”
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2012 sales of $72
billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com)
vision is to become America’s first choice for health and daily living.
Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most
convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and
trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and
advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy
services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail
service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health
outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care
organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public
sector. The company operates 8,030 drugstores in all 50 states, the
District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Take Care Health Systems is a
Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager
of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care
clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.
Michael Polzin, 847-315-2920
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