American company that operates the second largest pharmacy chain in the United States after CVS Health.It specializes in prescription filling, health and wellness products, health information, and photography services. It was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1901 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. On December 31, 2014, Walgreens and Switzerland-based Alliance Boots merged to form a new holding company, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. Walgreens became a
subsidiary of the new company, which continued to be headquartered in Deerfield and traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol becomes WBA.A federal court found that the company was “a material contributor to the opioid crisis.

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