09/15/2014 - 3:15pm

Thanks to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Five-Star Quality Rating System, the diabetes community stands to play a significant role in how pharmacies think about their patients and their medication adherence programs. 

09/15/2014 - 3:14pm

Managing such chronic conditions as diabetes has become a core competency among many retail pharmacies. It dovetails well with the retail pharmacy industry’s goal to become a destination center for patients proactively seeking to improve their health and wellness.

09/15/2014 - 3:14pm

Sales of the popular Type 2 diabetes drug metformin may get a boost if physicians begin prescribing the medicine as a prophylactic in people who don’t have diabetes. A recent study published in the diabetes journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism and conducted by scientists from Cardiff University found that patients treated with metformin could live longer than people without diabetes.

09/15/2014 - 3:14pm

While Google and Alcon figure out the next wireless 007-style eyewear to help manage diabetes, there are device manufacturers today who are developing next-generation blood-glucose meters. 

09/15/2014 - 3:14pm

Dick Tracy has nothing on the wearable gadgets under development to help people better police their diabetes. Wearable technologies in its totality — which include Google Glass and the Apple Watch — are part of a booming market that’s expected to swell to $20 billion by 2015 and is further expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 40% over the next six years.

09/15/2014 - 3:14pm

Close to half (40%) of the U.S. adult population — roughly 126 million — is expected to develop Type 2 diabetes at some point during their lifetime, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology in August.

09/15/2014 - 3:14pm

As we finished this issue of DSN, another big story appeared in the news to help further validate our cover concept — for the second time in as many issues.

09/15/2014 - 3:13pm

Mack Elevation Forum and Drug Store News on the day before the NACDS Total Store Expo brought together eight critical thought leaders from both inside and outside the industry, challenging attendees to think beyond their brands to achieve breakthrough results.

09/15/2014 - 3:13pm

Let’s face it: New products are the lifeblood of this business. If you’re a retailer, that’s why you went to NACDS Total Store Expo. That’s why DSN went to NACDS TSE, too. For two days, our reporters searched the show floor for the very latest and best new products and offerings at NACDS TSE.