Walgreens launches next-day prescription delivery with FedEx

Walgreens is teaming up with FedEx to launch a nationwide next-day delivery service for prescription drugs.

Walgreens customers across the U.S. can now have their prescriptions delivered to their home as early as the next day for a $4.99 fee. The company also plans to expand its same-day delivery service that is currently available in certain markets.

The delivery service is part of Walgreens Express, which also allows customers to preview their cost and prepay for certain prescriptions.

"Walgreens is driven by a desire to make healthcare accessible to all across the thousands of communities we serve. Next-day prescription home delivery is another convenience-driver, alongside our industry-leading number of extended hours pharmacies and one of the most downloaded digital apps in the category, designed to put care in the hands of our patients," Richard Ashworth, PharmD, Walgreens president of operations, said in a press release. "This expansion of our alliance with FedEx illustrates our commitment to making filling prescriptions as fast and easy as possible."

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