Out of a total of 2,404 new health, beauty, and wellness items evaluated by Hamacher Resource Group last year, 237 products were ideal for independents based on product innovation, promotional support, category growth, product orientation and earning potential.
Last year, many new multimedia features were added to the redesigned website, which includes a newsfeed, commentary, infographics, animations, video clips, health calculators and trackers, quizzes, as well as a drug interaction checker, pill identifier, and guide to pronunciation of medical terms.
Drug Channels' Adam Fein, CEO, after combing through the 658 pages released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the final rule governing Average Manufacturer Price under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, outlined the seven ways this new rule will impact pharmacy. "Savor all of the bureaucratese for yourself in the oh-so-brief 658-page rule, known to the cool kids as CMS-2345-FC," Fein writes. His observations outline potential impacts including prescription reimbursement, pharmacy profits and channel strategies. (Read through to the end, and Fein provides a bonus five observations.) (Drug Channels)