July 6, 2017

In the weeks leading up to Cardinal Health RBC 2017, DSN sat down with Cardinal Health’s director of reimbursement solutions Jeff Monroe to talk about the company’s latest Reimbursement Consulting Services (RCS) dashboard, as well as its Central Pay and Reconciliation customer platforms, and how these solutions are enabling pharmacies to better identify additional patient care opportunities, improve medication adherence and drive performance against the CMS Star Quality Measures.

July 6, 2017

Vigamox ophthalmic solution had U.S. sales of approximately $267.9 million, according to Quintiles IMS data for the 12 months ended March 2017.

July 6, 2017

Nicholas Hall in June hosted an OTC conference featuring many industry heavyweights as they debated the business opportunties and challenges surrounding OTC medicines.

July 6, 2017

Medication therapy management (MTM) is a tool that more pharmacies are incorporating into their practices as a way to both strategically boost engagement with the local provider community and strengthen ties with patients, while at the same time improving adherence, lowering overall health costs and driving more revenue into the pharmacy. But most of all, it improves patient relations and entices those patients to remain loyal to their community pharmacy.

July 6, 2017

The state regulatory environment is on its way toward becoming friendlier to telepharmacy, or the practice of providing pharmaceutical care via telecommunications to patients at a distance, especially those patients living within a “pharmacy desert.”

July 6, 2017

"SPINS is setting a new standard for customer insight across SPINS’ participating retail partners,” stated Tony Olson, SPINS CEO.

July 6, 2017
Walmart Specialty Pharmacy provides such services as prior authorization, identifying the lowest possible price for medications and creating a personal care plan for patients. 
July 5, 2017

The beauty devices market in the United States was worth $730 million in 2016 — including hair regrowth devices — according to the consumer research firm Kline.

July 5, 2017

The pharmacy chain highlighted the collaborative practice agreement as a way for physicians to take part in new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services alternative payment models that allow physicians to be reimbursed for services that pharmacies can help them provide.

July 5, 2017

Unintentional cuts and piercings account for 6.3% of all non-fatal injuries, according to the latest data from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Overall, that contributes almost $910.6 million to the sales of first aid bandages.

July 5, 2017

A trend toward “premiumization” and building momentum for more naturally positioned offerings, as well as growing awareness of dental hygiene and the rising prevalence of cavities, drove the $27 billion global oral care market in 2016.

July 5, 2017

Consumers are starting to see the light after years of ignoring warnings that sun exposure poses a health risk and hastens aging, with overall category sales rising 6.7% for the 52-week period ended May 14 across multi-outlets, according to IRI.

July 5, 2017

The predominant factor impacting sales of the $158.1 million parasite treatment category is super lice. But how do you treat cases of head lice that can’t be eradicated with traditional pediculicides? For parents, it’s how do you eliminate that “super lice” infestation without injuring the host, which just happens to be their children?

July 5, 2017

Advent International is buying the Mexican private generics leader from Endo for roughly $124 million. 

July 5, 2017

The $1 million donation brings the total amount donated through Support Our Troops since the campaign’s inception in 2012 to more than $4.6 million.

July 5, 2017

The retail clinic space represents a fast-growing industry that hasn’t even scratched the surface in terms of its full potential given constant market pressures to make health care more affordable, more accessible and more efficient. Today, there are approximately 2,400 convenient care clinics in 43 states and the District of Columbia that have served more than 35 million consumers.

July 5, 2017

Cross-merchandising adds another level of convenience for shoppers who may not be feeling their best, and facilitates easy add-on sales, the Hamacher Resource Group noted.

July 5, 2017

At issue is Lidl US' own brand "Preferred Selection," which Kroger charges is virtually indentical to that company's store label "Private Selection."

July 5, 2017

L’Oréal Research and Innovation global VP technology incubator Guive Balooch was on hand at Viva Technology in Paris in mid-June to highlight the strides the company and its brands are making at the intersection of beauty and technology.

July 5, 2017

With cleansers and moisturizers firing on all cylinders, retailers and brands are fine-tuning other segments to keep the momentum going. By bringing skin care innovations to mass doors more quickly, chains have been able to keep their customer base from straying to specialty stores and, in some cases, lure them back.

July 5, 2017

The drug had annual market sales of $248 million for the 12 months ended April 2017.

July 5, 2017

Parents and school nurses alike have expressed plenty of concern about super lice and how to treat these pesticide-resistant hair vermin safely, and most importantly, effectively. A number of OTC manufacturers have responded with product launches and offerings that effectively address ridding households of lice infestations.

July 5, 2017

There is a potential white space opportunity for retail clinics in advancing point-of-care diagnostic offerings on site. In 2015, combined sales of POC tests, clinical chemistry and immunoassay laboratory tests and vaccines to retail clinics reached $240 million.

July 5, 2017

With more than 12 million outbreaks estimated to occur annually among preschool and school-aged children in the United States, lice infestations are a big deal. And pharmacists play a key role in helping parents select safe and successful treatments.