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Pharmacy chain Walgreen suffered a system outage for several hours on Friday, taking all of its 8,200 pharmacy outlets offline and delaying prescription orders. The company faced a “technical issue” during a system update and had to bring the entire system offline to resolve it, spokesman Michael Polzin said. Some prescription orders were lost as a result of the outage, Polzin said, but most were queued and processed when the system was restored.



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