For chronic pain sufferers, there is a real problem with the abuse of painkillers in the United States. While the number of patients who have a legitimate need for prescription painkillers — 100 million plus — is vastly more than the number of people addicted to painkillers — 11 million — there is a stigma attached to the prescribing, dispensing and utilization of pain medicines.
As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News assembled a first-class panel of retail pharmacy and supplier executives for an exclusive, in-depth discussion on emerging best practices for improving care among patients with chronic conditions.
The beauty category at retail drug stores has been turning more toward sampling with kiosks, apps, events and beauty advisers. Drug Store News recently spoke with Joann Marks, founder and CEO of the 25-year-old company Cosmetic Promotions, to discuss beauty sampling and experiential marketing.
Pet Releaf — the all-natural pet product company that recently launched two whole hemp plant-based products, Edibites CBD Treats for Dogs and CBD Hemp Oil Tinctures for both dogs and cats — is adding a large-breed product extension to its line.
While sales of pet supplements have flattened over the last few years, market research firm Packaged Facts estimates that the segment will grow to exceed $697 million in sales by 2019 due to rising obesity rates among pets and an aging pet population.