Dave Boyer
Dave Boyer

BGR Government Affairs is representing giant drugstore retailer Walgreens in its Washington push.

The firm provides policy analysis, strategic advice and direct advocacy support to Walgreens.

Dave Boyer, head of BGR's health and life sciences practice, heads a five-member lobbying team

The group includes Remy Brim, ex-senior policy advisor at the Food & Drug Administration; Brent Del Monte, aide to former Virginia Sen. John Warner (R); John Stone, former senior counsel at the House Energy & Commerce Committee's health subcommittee and Rob Walton, former staffer for Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy (R).

Walgreens, which is based in Deerfield, IL, is part of the Walgreens Boots Alliance venture that bills itself as the "first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise."

It operates about 18,500 stores in 11 countries and runs drug wholesale and distribution centers that deliver products to more than 230K hospitals, clinics, doctors, pharmacies and health centers.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, which includes drug retailer Rite-Aid, chalked up $131B in fiscal 2018 revenues and $5B in net income.