April 14, 2017

This could be the year. Movement again is occurring in Congress on legislation that would confer professional provider status on pharmacists serving millions of older Americans in many parts of the country.

April 14, 2017

Drug Store News editor in chief Rob Eder writes about the big takeaways from recent lapses in corporate communications best practices. 

April 14, 2017

Texas has seen 221 people come down with the mumps this year — the highest number the state has had since 1994, when there were 234 cases, according to a report in Outbreak News Today. The Texas Dept. of State Health Services is advising healthcare providers to be on the look out for mumps in patients, as multiple outbreaks crop up around the state. (Outbreak News Today)

April 14, 2017

Study’s senior author observed that the new approach would not only be more responsive to the most urgent unmet medical needs — terminal illnesses that are currently untreatable — it could also greatly accelerate the drug development process.

April 14, 2017

Rite Aid has converted almost half of its store base to the highly successful Wellness store format since 2012.

April 14, 2017

Sam’s Club has made itself a leader in value-added health services through its sponsorship of in-store health fairs with free screenings for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, vision and hearing, provided by locally contracted health professionals.

April 14, 2017

Shopko Pharmacy had an excellent 2016, led by total prescription growth and increased days of supply, with continued growth in 90-day fills as a percent of prescription fills.

April 14, 2017

KidsFit at ShopRite is a free, six-session curriculum-based program taught by ShopRite’s team of in-store registered dietitians that provides children ages 7-10 and their families with ways to create simple, tasty recipes while discovering the nutritional benefits of different food groups.

April 14, 2017
Snapchat’s Snap to Store product is a geofilter that retailers can sponsor. 
April 14, 2017
Thrifty White Pharmacy will be opening its second pharmacy in Grand Rapids, Minn., according to a report from the Grand Rapids Herald-Review. The pharmacy will be taking over the pharmacy space inside a Milner’s Super One Foods store, offering Thrifty White’s medication synchronization, as well as a drive-through. (Herald-Review)
 
April 14, 2017

At the start of this year, Thrifty White unveiled its new Healthy Outcomes Diabetes Support Program, through which it partners with employers and providers in the communities its stores serve to help maximize health outcomes among diabetic patients.

April 14, 2017

Wakefern Food Corp. continued to advance its health-and-wellness efforts over the past year, driven by a deep understanding of the needs of specific customer segments.

April 14, 2017

Walgreens Boots Alliance in the past year has negotiated a number of strategic broad-scale partnerships.

April 14, 2017

Walmart’s ability to boost the nation’s health and longevity index may be unmatched by any other single entity save the U.S. government.

April 13, 2017

CNBC on Wednesday reported that Apple has hired a small team of engineers as part of a "secret" initiative to develop the next generation of diabetes management devices. "The initiative is far enough along that Apple has been conducting feasibility trials at clinical sites across the Bay Area and has hired consultants to help it figure out the regulatory pathways," CNBC reported, citing sources familiar with the effort. "Apple isn't the only technology company eyeing opportunities in the space, [however]. Verily, Google's life sciences team, is currently working on a 'smart' contact lens to measure blood sugar via the eye, and it partnered up with DexCom in 2015." (CNBC)

April 13, 2017

The two are joining forces to work with students and administrators at historically black colleges and universities and community colleges across the country to advocate for, adopt and implement 100% smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies.

April 13, 2017

CEO, an alumnus of the college, was named Pitt’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Fellow, the University’s premier alumni honor, which recognizes extraordinary professional achievements.

April 13, 2017

With a new partnership to promote its latest line of lipsticks, Estée Lauder is offering virtual makeup try-on to online and in-store shoppers. Such retailers as Sephora also are looking to capitalize on the trend.

April 13, 2017

The company said the Bartender Series is aimed at delivering the taste and experience of a mixed drink in the ready-to-drink category.

April 13, 2017

GlucoMe's new EVP, GM previously served as divisional VP at Abbott Labs, where he was responsible for all diabetes products and strategy direction.

April 13, 2017

In 2017, H-E-B plans to add nine new stores in Texas and six new stores in Mexico.

April 13, 2017

Stunt double for the likes of Beyoncé, Whoopi Goldberg and Halle Berry is the show stopper in latest No7 advert.

April 13, 2017

The Good Housekeeping Institute's independent evaluation found that Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream performed better and was preferred by more consumers than more pricey brands. 

April 13, 2017

Reckitt Benckiser’s Lysol brand is bringing a new element to the laundry process with the introduction of Lysol Laundry Sanitizer.