Walgreens mobilizes in advance of Hurricane Michael

As Hurricane Michael moves closer, Walgreens is taking proactive steps to help its customers, employees, and communities in the hurricane's project path. These measures include prescription drug preparedness, customers support, and relief and recovery.

As Hurricane Michael moves closer, Walgreens is taking proactive steps to help its customers, employees, and communities in the hurricane's project path. These measures include prescription drug preparedness, customers support, and relief and recovery. With a state of emergency declared in parts of Florida, pharmacists in the state can refill medications up to a 30-day supply without requiring a prescriber's refill authorization for any non-controlled substance. Walgreens also recommends that patients carry with them any current medications in a waterproof bag, even if the bottle is empty, as the prescription label information will be useful for refill requests. "We urge our patients and customers to follow state of emergency directives and if necessary get to a safe location first and then refill medications at the nearest pharmacy. Walgreens will continue to support the health and wellness needs of our customers and communities facing this dangerous storm," said Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of operations. "We have a dedicated team in our Emergency Operations Center working to ensure our team members in the storm's path remain safe and are preparing to rapidly restore operations in order to best serve our patients and communities."