02/02/2016 - 3:48pm

For the industry’s third-largest drug store chain, health events aren’t just something that happens once or twice a year; they’re an ongoing commitment that’s now embedded in Rite Aid's DNA.

02/02/2016 - 3:48pm

An easy and affordable way for people to take control of their health — that’s the premise driving the expansion and frequent availability of free health screenings at Sam’s Club, according to Jill Turner-Mitchael, SVP of consumables and health and wellness.

02/02/2016 - 3:48pm

With more than 7,900 retail pharmacies and more than 1,100 retail clinics, CVS Health has leveraged its scale and market penetration to become a prime community health resource nationwide.

02/02/2016 - 3:47pm

For years, community pharmacy has presented itself as one of the best solutions out there for the ills plaguing the nation’s overstretched and over-costly healthcare system. And few things drive that message home as effectively as the rapid growth of in-store health fairs and disease screening events at drug store, supermarket and mass merchandise pharmacies nationwide.

12/10/2015 - 12:08pm

The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service is reporting on an art gallery that has been organized by two sisters, one of whose research uncovered issues that Mexican-Americans with diabetes face when trying to get dental services. According to the report, many people in focus groups discussed not seeking dental treatment because of a lack of health insurance or because affordable clinics are overcrowded. These focus groups’s findings were turned into an art gallery emphasizing oral health. (Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service)

12/09/2015 - 2:11pm

In addition to finding that 45% of those surveyed have experienced seasonal sadness or depression, the survey also noted common barriers to people seeking counseling. 

12/02/2015 - 3:02pm

Drug Store News recently had an opportunity to sit down with Alissa Hsu Lynch, VP sales strategy, operations and global capabilities at Johnson & Johnson Consumer to discuss how J&J is optimizing its health-and-wellness position in retail. Hsu Lynch leads the strategic development of key retail initiatives across J&J's $6 billion portfolio of consumer brands and is a 2013 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

12/02/2015 - 11:46am

Under the partnership, health systems and hospitals could benefit by developing more efficiently designed clinical improvement programs that would allow lower-risk patients to send statistics through their local higi station rather than an in-home monitoring device. 

11/13/2015 - 11:57am

Reuters is reporting that ahead of this weekend’s G20 summit in Turkey, Petra Wilson, head of the International Diabetes Federation, is calling on world leaders to take collective action against diabetes, which can be attributed to a death every six seconds, by taxing sugar in a manner similar to that around alcohol and tobacco. “It is very well established that heavy taxation on tobacco and relentless reinforcement of the message that tobacco is unhealthy has had a very good effect,” she told Reuters. “It is time now we adopted a similar approach with sugar.” (Reuters)