Special Reports

Illustrating the important role that pharmacy technicians play within the industry, a recent survey found that most technicians are interacting with more than 30 patients a day, often fielding questions about OTC products and chronic diseases.

In May, DSN Collaborative Care in conjunction with the Convenient Care Association co-hosted a special CEO and Leadership Panel discussion as part of the sixth annual Retail Clinician Education Congress.

Can one of the nation’s premier specialty pharmacies maintain its focus on each patient it serves while simultaneously smashing its own growth records and reaching national power-player status in the rarified world of specialized medication services?

With less than 30 days to go and an unprecedented number of retailers signed up, DSN takes a look at how four big companies plan to light up the game-changing show in Vegas.

Over-the-counter health-and-wellness items play a key role in bridging a supermarket retail pharmacy to the rest of the food store. And with extensive outcomesbased medicines on the horizon, more health-seeking consumers will look to make that link between pharmacy and nutrition.

Looking good is feeling good. It may sound cliché, but the reality is that there’s a meaningful correlation between health and beauty, and consumers who are proactive about their health also take a greater interest in their personal appearance.

For a vendor that has never done business with Amazon, understanding how to fully harness the potential of the world’s largest online retailer might seem equally as daunting as standing at the foot of the world’s largest rainforest without a map or a compass.

Courtesy of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, DSN presents excerpts from the report, “The U.S. Health Care Market: A Strategic View for Consumer Segmentation.”

Success in the mass market can be an uphill battle for some niche brands as retailers trim selection, bolster private-label offerings and pass on smaller brands they perceive as higher risk. However, retailers also are increasingly looking to distinguish themselves from the competition, whether it is through exclusive offerings, customization or in-store services.

Retailers and technology vendors convened at the second annual Health, Wellness and Technology Roundtable to discuss what they see in the current technology today, what they expect in 2013 and some of the unmet technology needs.