By Noah Tong | November 9, 2023

As pharmacy workers begin efforts to unionize, Walgreens Boots Alliance Executive Vice President and President of U.S. Healthcare John Driscoll told audience members at the Reuters Total Health conference in Chicago that the company will be improving salary and benefits but did not offer a timetable on when such changes could occur.

He also discussed the wide-ranging impacts of GLP-1 drugs and how pharmacy benefit manager legislation could change the industry, among other topics.

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“We have put an enormous burden on our pharmacists and our pharmacy technicians,” he said. “We are investing in salaries and benefits for the folks who are in the stores.”