Walgreens shareholders approve Alliance Boots deal

Walgreens shareholders overwhelmingly approved proposals related to its acquisition of the remaining 55% of Alliance Boots GmbH that it doesn’t presently own, Monday.

The transaction will fully combine the two companies to form the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise; the largest purchaser of prescription drugs in the world; and will grow Walgreens’ footprint from 8,200 U.S. locations to 12,800 stores in 11 countries, Walgreens spokesman Michael Polzin, to

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