06/18/2014 - 1:58pm

The drug channel could be losing its edge in seasonal sales. GMDC’s recently released “Seasonal Best Practices” report revealed that, according to Nielsen data for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 26, 2013, while drug store seasonal merchandise dollar sales are slightly ahead of supermarkets, the channel’s sales have slipped 16%.

06/18/2014 - 1:57pm

Canada’s Federal Court ruled recently that the country’s Patented Medicine Prices Review Board — a federal tribunal that regulates pricing on branded medicines — could not extend price-control measures to cover generic drug companies, according to published reports.

06/18/2014 - 1:57pm

As patients across North America continue to turn to their neighborhood pharmacy for vaccinations, state and provincial governments in the United States and Canada are widening the range of immunizations that can be administered by a pharmacist.

06/18/2014 - 1:57pm

With public health officials calling the number of people receiving crucial immunizations woefully low, physicians and pharmacists across North America are working to get more people vaccinated.

06/18/2014 - 1:55pm

Walmart executives hosted a series of store tours and briefings in advance of its company shareholders meeting in June, reported DSN sister publication Retailing Today.

06/18/2014 - 1:55pm

I get a lot of questions about which brands are winning with social media, and why.

06/18/2014 - 1:55pm

DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This month the analysis explores the market trends around retailer margin and promotional spending in the first-aid category, looking at the major national brands in the drug channel, focusing particularly on the anti-itch (including calamine), ointments/ antiseptics and bandages (including gauze and cotton) categories.

06/18/2014 - 1:55pm

The Global Marketing Development Center hosted the 2014 Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference in Orlando in late May.

06/09/2014 - 10:41am

Dr. Robynne Chutkan is the founder of the Digestive Center for Women, an integrative gastroenterology practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She’s on the faculty at Georgetown Hospital, a former board member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), and the author of “Gutbliss: A 10-Day Plan to Ban Bloat, Flush Toxins, and Dump Your Digestive Baggage.”