Opinion

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Supporting a global value chain

"For small- to medium-sized U.S. OTC manufacturers, the choice of going global usually forces a tough choice: selling directly to one or two important key accounts vs. working with a local distributor partner," writes Ed Rowland, founder and managing partner of Rowland Global LLC, in his latest blog post. 

 

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Provider status bill: Look how far you have come!

"During one of the sessions at the 2008 NACDS Regional Chain Conference, we projected onto the video screen some images of advertisements that NACDS was beginning to use in the Washington, D.C. area. Looking back, one of the things that I remember most was the boldness and strategic focus of the tagline: 'Pharmacies. The face of neighborhood healthcare.' With the 2015 edition of this meeting just days away, it is striking how far we have come!" writes NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson in his latest blog post. 

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Shopper 'in' sites

"It wasn’t terribly long ago that a merchant could literally locate a storefront, hang a shingle, stock some merchandise, and claim themselves a retailer. Oh my how times have changed," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog post.

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The ‘Big Bang’ of retail health care

We didn’t go crazy making a lot of predictions for 2015. That’s because 2015 is the year so many of our past predictions will come true, as the forces of healthcare consumerism and mobile technology collide to forever change the way health care is purchased, consumed and delivered. Call it the Big Bang of retail health.

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Small miracles

In the October issue of DSN, I wrote about a pet clinic program Walgreens was testing in 50 stores in Massachusetts.

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Get up, stand up!

"During last week’s Drug Store News Diabetes Leadership Forum, the entire audience took a moment to focus on prevention … and do something about it," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog post. 

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Life, leadership ... and what not to get your wife for your anniversary

November is a big month for me. In addition to Thanksgiving, my birthday and the anniversary of the first date my wife and I went on also are in November. On our first anniversary, my wife got me a really nice watch; I got her a $20 memory box from Papyrus. Somehow, she stuck with me anyway. Apparently, I had — and still do have — quite a bit to learn. You could learn a lot from the 20 women featured in this issue.

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Staying alive

"Consumerism is alive and well in the retail healthcare industry. Empowered, committed, and demanding, today’s shopper has embraced change and rapidly taken control of their personal health and well-being," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland.