August 25, 2014

With diabetes and other diseases at epidemic levels, the need for more pharmacies to step up and offer accessible, convenient patient screening for a variety of serious and even life-threatening conditions is clear, a panel of pharmacists asserted at Monday’s “Convenient Care — Point of Care Testing in the Pharmacy” session.

August 25, 2014

Pur Water Filtration is rolling out a new marketing campaign, the first for the brand since 2008. Taking the lead will be an eccentric character named Arthur Tweedie, who will create awareness and educate audiences about the product's filtration technology.

August 25, 2014

Biotech company Roche will be acquiring research and pharmaceutical company InterMune for $8.3 billion, it announced over the weekend. 

August 25, 2014

Drug Store News took to the show floor Sunday afternoon at NACDS TSE 2014.

August 25, 2014

Attendees gathered for the Emerson, National Sales Solutions and Healthcare Data Solutions parties and the NACDS Total Store Expo reception on Sunday evening for 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo.

August 25, 2014

Smart device and app maker Vigilant is launching its new Bluetooth-enabled Rainbow toothbrush that’s meant to teach children to brush properly. 

August 24, 2014

The search for value continues, but it doesn’t always mean cheap. It means “make my life better.” And when it comes to the $45 billion beauty market, the opportunities are aplenty. 

August 24, 2014

The slow and uneven pace of recovery following the 2008 economic collapse notwithstanding, the United States remains a fundamentally strong engine of economic growth, Ben Bernanke, former Federal Reserve chairman, said on Sunday during the business session.

August 24, 2014

One recurring theme throughout the day’s sessions revolved around the importance of capturing the millennial shopper.

August 24, 2014

IMS Health VP industry relations Doug Long briefed a packed house of NACDS TSE attendees on the latest trends shaping the U.S. pharmaceutical market.

August 24, 2014

There’s no other aspect in business that would tolerate an 85% failure rate. So why should it be tolerated in new product development? 

August 24, 2014

With the Hispanic population in the United States hovering around 55 million and estimates predicting that they’ll soon make up nearly one-third of the population, it’s becoming imperative to reach this group of consumers. 

August 24, 2014

“A drug store is not just for sick individuals. It’s the place to come to showcase wellness and promote health.”

August 24, 2014

Twitter is all about real-time moments, and with 1 billion tweets taking place every two days, there are literally billions of opportunities for brands to connect with consumers.

August 24, 2014

IMS Health VP global supply services Hossam Sadek presented the IMS Health Bernie Greenberg Pharmacy Partnership Award to Walgreens group VP pharmaceutical development, Gerry Gleeson, during an Insight Session Sunday morning.

August 22, 2014

AllazoHealth earlier this week released a two-part survey outlining current trends in managed care organization medication adherence intervention programs.

August 22, 2014

The Beauty Co. will launch its Kumiko skin care line at the NACDS TSE show in Boston on Aug. 23. The Kumiko sponge line delivers numerous benefits, the company said, and is made of natural glucomannan — which comes from the root of the Konjac plant.

August 22, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration issued a final rule rescheduling hydrocodone combination products from schedule III to schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.

August 22, 2014

Despite Family Dollar rejecting Dollar General’s $9.7 billion offer to buy the company, Dollar General is going forward with plans to open its first Maine locations.

 

August 22, 2014

Dollar General released a statement regarding its proposed acquisition of Family Dollar, following the news of Family Dollar's rejection of the proposal.

August 22, 2014

First Aid Shot Therapy, the company behind First Aid Shot Therapy Pain Relief and Upset Stomach, announced a partnership with Advantage Consumer Healthcare as its nationwide sales partner. ACH will serve as the company's national broker for most channels of business, helping to further increase F.A.S.T.'s presence in retail across the country.

August 22, 2014

The FBI has warned healthcare companies that hackers are targeting them and patient records, according to a flash alert the agency sent out earlier this week. 

August 22, 2014

Henry Ford Health System on Thursday launched a free smartphone app for patients to order and manage their medications. The Henry Ford Rx app is available for patients who use any of the chain's 28 retail pharmacy locations throughout the metro Detroit area.

August 22, 2014

Joey New York, which, through its subsidiary RAR Beauty, is the manufacturer and marketer of Joey New York skin care and beauty products, has announced an organizational plan for marketing and distribution. The strategy will allow the Joey brand to co-exist in the prestige, masstige, health and well-being, and mass market channels.