05/10/2016 - 11:13am

When I started covering this business about 20 years ago, there was a lot of attention around channel blurring. Today, convenience is however the consumer defines it.

04/28/2016 - 11:32am

Prince's sudden passing has disrupted the music industry and the broader creative culture. Whether one appreciated his music or didn’t, his talent was magnetic.  You could not ignore his ability to tell a story; you could not ignore his authenticity.  And that is something that everyone could learn from.

04/14/2016 - 11:29am

I often use the expression and encourage others to “Look around the corner.” My intent is to reinforce the importance of not becoming too comfortable with the status quo. New opportunities present themselves everyday – but you may have to stretch your imagination a bit and connect dots that are not yet formally established.

04/13/2016 - 12:45pm

There was once a time when “Made in China” was not part of the U.S. experience, but that changed in the 1980s. No longer was our Chinese connection limited to fortune cookies and take-out.

04/13/2016 - 12:17pm

In this issue, Drug Store News previews its DSN 2016 Yearbook, featuring our annual PoweRx company profiles. The full report will be available this summer with exclusive company rankings and profiles of every company in our Top 50. Two strong examples are Ritzman Pharmacy and Benzer Pharmacy — two small chains that are big on innovation and growing their businesses in unique ways.

03/09/2016 - 4:49pm

Retail health fairs — both mega events, such as Walmart’s “America’s Biggest Health Fair” on Oct. 10, 2015, or smaller, periodic local events hosted annually by thousands of retailers across the country — represent one of the simplest mechanisms for massive, individualized public awareness around such key health issues as flu prevention, early diabetes detection and/or prevention, and more.

03/04/2016 - 6:46pm

Pharmacy’s engagement with legislators through the National Association of Chain Drug Stores RxImpact grassroots program provides a window into the industry and the profession.

03/04/2016 - 6:46pm

It is amazing how a 2008 initiative has marked pharmacy’s progress in helping to improve access to high-quality, cost-effective patient care.

03/04/2016 - 6:46pm

When I started 19 years ago, it would have been impossible to imagine getting a flu shot from a pharmacist because pharmacists were not licensed to do. Today, pharmacists in all 50 states can administer flu shots and at least two other vaccinations.