September 8, 2016

I’ve heard more than one organization shrug off the prospect of a disaster causing irreparable harm to their operation. Then, an unexpected circumstance causes the business not only to falter, but puts recovery in question altogether.

September 8, 2016

In addition to a $0 copay for eligible patients, the program includes free 30-day samples to allow patients to start treatment immediately, as well as a support line for benefit verification and prior authorizations. Additional prior authorization assistance is provided. 

September 8, 2016

To best promote immunity health, the new sugar- and caffeine-free Immunum chewable should be taken before exercise and optionally after a workout.

September 8, 2016

Walgreens continues to believe that the acquisition will close in the second half of calendar 2016, the company added.

September 8, 2016

Target is building dedicated teams to manage the grocery sections of its stores as part of an effort to turn around declining sales in its food business, The Wall Stree Journal reports. A Target spokeswoman told the newspaper that new approach is part of an effort “to improve our offering, better cater to our guests and drive growth." (The Wall Street Journal)

September 7, 2016

At Abbott Nutrition, “it all starts with consumer empathy,” the company’s director of insights, innovation and brand strategy, Surya Menon, told attendees at the Retail Health Summit.

September 7, 2016

Successfully offering consumer-centric health care requires a multi-pronged approach that meets the needs of a wide variety of customer groups, Aetna senior director of consumer initiatives Christina Speck stressed at the recent Retail Health Summit.

September 7, 2016

Consumers are becoming more aware that keeping the mouth and teeth clean is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Overall, sales of oral care products at multi-outlets rose by 2% or more for the 52-week period ended July 20, according to IRI.

September 7, 2016

As health insurers continue to work closer with retailers to improve access to patient care, UnitedHealthcare is among a handful of companies at the forefront of this increasingly collaborative approach.

September 7, 2016

In this report, DSN examines what's trending now overall in oral care, as well as in-depth sales activity in the toothpastes category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the beauty aisles.

September 7, 2016

Men's skin care company Biotherm Homme has premiered a new video campaign starring brand ambassador David Beckham. 

September 7, 2016

The keys to providing an omnichannel experience are being able to provide customers with consistency and a clear value, according to Procter & Gamble’s associate director of brand marketing for personal health care, Phil McWaters, at the Retail Health Summit in June.

September 7, 2016

The use of homeopathic medicines as part of a self-care solution to treat such ailments as the common cold or back pain is becoming more commonplace through conventional channels, with sales generating $392.9 million, up 3.3%, as compared to $58.1 million on 0.9% growth in natural channels for the 52 weeks ended July 10.

September 7, 2016

Despite the instant satisfaction of texts or social media messages, consumers are still demanding paper greeting cards, and they are craving more unique and luxurious cards than ever before. According to the Greeting Card Association, cards featuring special techniques, intricate designs and new technologies are at the top of consumers’ wish lists.

September 7, 2016

“The data says the consumer engages in store at a rate of 73%. They’re engaging and thinking and processing information right there at the shelf,” said Mack Elevation Forum founder and managing director Dan Mack, setting the table for a panel discussion among leading consumer health executives at the Retail Health Summit.

September 7, 2016

Mitch Joel, president of Mirum — a global digital marketing agency — best-selling author and digital marketing expert, will speak at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry.

September 7, 2016

Since 2006, Project Health has delivered more than $112 million worth of free health care services to nearly 872,000 people, many of whom are uninsured or underinsured.

September 7, 2016

With more than 37% of Americans diagnosed as prediabetic, the current market for diabetes management and monitoring is really just the tip of the iceberg. According to Medline chief marketing officer Stu Schneider, it’s time for retailers and consumer health companies to start looking at the current diabetes care market like an iceberg.

September 7, 2016

The company is encouraging people to share their stories about experiences with cancer — either their personal experience or that of someone they know — using the hashtag #CancerTaughtMe. 

September 7, 2016

Retailers take note: As health-and-wellness consumers, Americans need you now more than ever. That was the message from health economist and futurist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn at a seminar on retail health care, the aging population and new trends impacting health delivery.

September 7, 2016

Is there a place for genetic testing in the retail pharmacy setting? Absolutely, said John Ward, VP international and retail marketing for 23andMe.

September 7, 2016

One disconnect Bausch + Lomb’s John Ferris sees in the conversation about health care is the relative lack of attention paid to eye health as more than half of baby boomers don’t get regular eye exams.

September 7, 2016

Given the fragmented, piecemeal way the health system has evolved and the urgent challenges posed by skyrocketing costs, inconsistent care standards and wide gaps in the gathering and sharing of vital patient data, it’s no wonder that the health industry is ripe for innovation, Katya Hancock told participants at the Retail Health Summit.

September 7, 2016

As the company behind Purell hand sanitizer, Gojo’s “big, hairy, audacious goal,” as described by the company’s VP hygiene sciences and public health advancements Jim Arbogast, is to “bring well-being to 1 billion people every day.”