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Walgreens second-quarter profit rises more than 8%

March 31 (Reuters) - Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc posted an 8.4% rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, as it benefited from the sale of a portion of the company’s equity method investment in Option Care Health.

Net income attributable to Walgreens rose to $1.0 billion, or $1.19 per share, in the second quarter ended Feb. 29, from $946 million, or $1.07 per share, a year earlier.

Reporting by Mrinalika Roy and Amruta Khandekar in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli

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