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Walgreens expanding preventive medical services

Walgreens said it will allocate $100 million over the next four years to providing medical tests and preventive medical services as the Deerfield-based pharmacy giant continues to establish itself as a national provider of health care. Get the full story »

Abbott recalls millions of diabetes test strips

By Andrew Zajac

Abbott Laboratories Wednesday announced a recall of as many as 359 million glucose test strips used to monitor diabetics’ blood sugar because they may give falsely low readings.

The strips may not absorb enough blood quickly enough to give a proper reading, which can lead users to try to raise sugar levels unnecessarily, or to fail to treat elevated glucose levels, the company said in a statement. Get the full story »