Walgreens Announces New Digital Health Initiatives; Expands Access to Enhanced MDLIVE Live Doctor Consultation Offering to 20 Additional States, Now Totaling 25

Walgreens Connect app powered by Qualcomm Life enables Balance® Rewards
members to automatically earn points when using Well at Walgreens
Bluetooth blood glucose and blood pressure devices

Company discusses new programs and overall telehealth strategy at
mHealth Summit

DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Walgreens, in collaboration with MDLIVE, today announced an expansion of
the Walgreens mobile app, offering MDLive’s telehealth services to users
in 20 additional states, now totaling 25, as well as the launch of an
updated telehealth experience within the app, providing better
functionality and integration.

“Walgreens provides convenient and connected services for our customers,
and we are thrilled to be advancing our digital experience to provide
patients with more choices when it comes to accessing care,” said Adam
Pellegrini, Walgreens divisional vice president of digital health. “We
have seen that telehealth solutions play an important role in helping to
improve patient outcomes, and we will continue to work to evolve our
offerings to ensure our patients can choose what’s most convenient for
them whether that’s live doctor consultations, digitally chatting with a
pharmacist or visiting a Healthcare Clinic.”

As part of today’s expansion, patients in the following states will now
have access to MDLIVE telehealth services through the Walgreens mobile
app: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida,
Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi,
Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

The platform was launched in December 2014 through the Walgreens mobile
app in California and Michigan. In June, the company announced expansion
to Colorado, Illinois and Washington. The mobile app provides 24/7
access to MDLIVE’s network of U.S. board-certified doctors.

With the improved seamless experience it is no longer necessary to
install and launch the MDLIVE app separately to continue the session.

Additionally, the company announced the launch of the Walgreens Connect
app, which allows Walgreens Balance Rewards members who own a Well at
Walgreens connected premium brand blood glucose meter or blood pressure
wrist monitor to earn points for taking daily measurements. The
Walgreens Connect app guides the user to select the device to pair,
connect to the device, sync data and earn Balance Rewards points in
three easy steps. The data is seamlessly captured and transmitted to the
cloud via the 2net™ Platform and 2net Mobile solutions from Qualcomm
Life, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Walgreens
rewards 20 points per day for taking a blood pressure measurement and 20
points per day for blood glucose measurements. The app is now available
in iTunes and Google Play stores.

The Walgreens Balance Rewards program now has over 500,000 active
connected devices, many of which are connected through the Qualcomm
Life’s 2net solution. The open ecosystem model provides many ways for
members to connect their preferred device or app and currently more than
90 percent of the active members in the program are utilizing a
connected device as opposed to manual entry.

Pellegrini will be discussing these updated offerings and Walgreens
broader telehealth strategy at the mHealth Summit during his
presentation titled “Walgreens
Connected You: Reimagining Connected Health
” on Nov. 10. He will
also participate in the Venture+
Forum Finals
the same day and the Life
Science Roundtable
on Nov. 11.

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About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com),
the nation’s largest drugstore chain, 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.


Mailee Ua Garcia, 847-315-2141
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