11/14/2014 - 10:07am

Each year Americans make nearly a million doctor visits for eye infections, resulting in $175 million in direct healthcare costs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated.

11/13/2014 - 7:45am

IRI recently took a closer look at current shopping trends and provided a road map on how marketers can protect and grow share in the CPG marketplace in the new Times and Trends report, “Channel Migration: The Road to Growth Has Many Lanes.”

11/07/2014 - 2:38pm
Don't google it, check a reliable source. That's the advice a Belgian healthcare website, Gezondheid en Wetenschap, recently advertised in this YouTube video that you have to play to believe. Sadly, they need to advertise such advice. Because do you know what is notably absent in the country? A pharmacist. 
11/04/2014 - 1:11pm

Boston Retail Partners on Monday released a survey that highlights the issue of social media and technology solutions to deliver the products consumers want in an uninterrupted shopping experience. 

10/31/2014 - 11:46am

The response to the current global Ebola scare from both the pharmaceutical and pharmacy industries has been nothing short of remarkable. Precautionary preparations have been made to address the Ebola concerns in the United States; several pharmaceutical manufacturers have been working around the clock toward an Ebola vaccine and treatment; and there has been an outpooring of goods that have been directed to help with the outbreak in West Africa. 

Ebola is not a problem in the United States, at least not yet (nor hopefully will it ever be), but the pharmaceutical community is stepping up to help around the world. And in the U.S., there is much being done to help the pharmacy world prepare.

 

10/31/2014 - 8:00am

Diabetes treatment with a low-cost generic drug can have significant, positive implications for a patient's quality of life and medication cost, according to new research from CVS Health.

10/29/2014 - 12:01pm

Shoppers plan to spend more during the upcoming holiday season with omnichannel shoppers having even higher spending expectations. 

10/24/2014 - 2:54pm

Sam's Club announced the introduction of a health exchange service in partnership with Aetna, to better serve its small business clientele. With that announcement, Sam’s Club becomes the first retailer to complement its full suite of healthcare offerings — optical, hearing, pharmacy — with a health exchange solution specifically targeting those who are arguably most concerned about health care: small business owners.

The move aligns Sam’s Club brands with all things health. “Whenever people visit Sam’s Club at all, I want them to be able to experience health-and-wellness in a way that they leave healthier no matter how they engage with us,” Sherri Thomas, director, managed care services for Sam's Club, told Drug Store News. “If it’s through our pharmacy, optical or hearing services, if they’re engaged in the exchange, if it’s through our health screenings, I want them to be a healthier person because they’re engaged with Sam’s Club.”

 

10/22/2014 - 8:47am

Adult millennials ages 18 years to 32 years worry about their health and access to health care as much as their baby boomer elders.