"The consumer healthcare market has experienced a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions in recent years. Some of this has created small ripples — like pebbles being gently tossed into still waters. Then there are the mega-mergers that have had a Tsunami-like affect," writes Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group VP, in his latest blog entry.
“Why do we always have to be so damn serious; why can’t we have a little fun once in a while?”
Apparently, I am one of about 10 million unique users who, as this issue of DSN went to press, had entered their name into the interactive name generator game that Slate.com posted to its site within hours of John Travolta having butchered singer Idina Menzel’s name at the Oscar Awards.
“No one gets paid unless patients improve adherence.”
We have an annual holiday tradition at DSN that helped inspire the image on our cover.
It’s been a busy month for news about CVS Caremark, as DSN raced to compile the special report on the company that appears in this issue. Each of the announcements only serves to amplify our “Power of One” theme.
Take its new joint venture with Cardinal Health, which will negotiate prices and source generic drugs for both companies.
“If you want to know why we may not pick up some of your brands, it’s because it’s not where we’re going in our journey.” That’s a snippet of a story about a vendor meeting gone bad that Walgreens group VP beauty, personal care and seasonal Shannon Curtin shared during a recent presentation, “Co-creation and Innovation,” she gave at an event DSN co-hosted with the Mack Elevation Forum, “Seven Ideas to Create the Future.”
There is no question that the way people shop has changed.
Man, am I sick of that cornball phrase; as if everybody who ever goes to Las Vegas has some kind of rock star night, like lost footage from one of the "Hangover" trilogy movies.
As summer fun winds down, families make preparations for return to school. For the retail clinician, summertime is back-to-school season. Sports physicals or pre-participation physical evaluation (i.e., PPE) represent an important service in the retail health setting and an important opportunity to impact the child’s health.