May 20, 2014

"Should a Medicare senior’s “preferred” pharmacy be nine hours away by plane? Should a community pharmacy be reimbursed $300 below its cost of acquiring and dispensing a lifesaving drug? Should patients endure long trips for basic health services that a local community pharmacist is qualified to provide? Of course not," writes National Community Pharmacists Association CEO, B. Douglas Hoey in his latest guest blog entry.

May 5, 2014

"With advertising and other forms of traditional media playing a less dominant role in how consumers interact with brands, breaking through with packaging is more significant than ever," writes Crystal Bennett, partner at Little Big Brands, in her latest blog post.

April 21, 2014

"It is the race to attract shoppers and gain trips that is causing some retailers to lose their core identity which can potentially lead to puzzlement among consumers," writes Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group vice president, in his latest entry.

March 20, 2014

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a fan of NBC’s "The Voice." It’s not because of the variety of talent that graces the stage and tries to wow the judges and the general public, but rather because of the blind auditions. For those unfamiliar with this popular television reality show, singers have a 90-second audition to make an impression on the panel of celebrity judges.

January 10, 2014

One of the principles of association leadership says that an association should reflect the membership. Hopefully, NACDS’ approach to member service has resembled the can-do spirit of community pharmacy during the launch of exchange-based insurance.

June 25, 2013

The healthcare industry continues to prepare for ACA implementation and the expected influx of newly eligible patients, said Emdeon's Kevin Mahoney. Many pharmacies are changing their staffing models in preparation for customers with expanded Medicaid benefits — especially as we approach the New Year. This is a good time for me to remind you to be thinking about your eligibility program.

March 1, 2013

DSN sat down with Scott Melville, CHPA president and CEO, to discuss the Consumer Healthcare Products Association 2013 Annual Executive Conference and how the conference will focus on "consumer centricity," in this exclusive podcast. In addition, senior-level executives attending the sold-out conference will learn how CHPA is extolling that value on Capitol Hill. "OTCs are demonstrating their value everyday because consumers are purchasing them with their own dollars," Melville said. "The challenge has been for policy-makers to understand the value that OTC medicines bring." But that may change this year, Melville said, as CHPA continues to lobby around that OTC value quotient.

February 15, 2013

To see what's hot for fall/winter 2013 and how nail is meeting fashion with the help of Red Carpet Manicure, DSNTV went backstage at Noon by Noor at New York Fashion Week to talk with celebrity manicurist Elle. So what are some of the hottest nail trends, and which shades of Red Carpet Manicure graced the nails of runway models?

July 25, 2014

LXR Biotech announced the launch of Eternal Energy TR, a 1.93-oz. time release energy shot that provides energy and focus for up to 10 hours, according to the company.

July 24, 2014

Change. That is the word that attendees of this week’s Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference will hear over and over again, and it was the core theme of Thursday morning’s opening session.

July 24, 2014

Local residents, tourists and attendees of Cardinal Health’s annual Retail Business Conference battled the heat and gathered at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to enjoy the Health on the National Mall event, co-sponsored by Cardinal Health and the National Community Pharmacists Association.

July 23, 2014

McKesson's Frank Starn, president of global sourcing, announced that Ann Richardson Berkey, SVP public affairs for McKesson, will be retiring.

July 21, 2014

Commentary published online Monday addresses the controversy surrounding the high costs of new Hepatitis C virus treatments and implications for the growing specialty pharmacy market. 

 

July 21, 2014

Target is teaming up with four YouTube stars and Veronica Valencia, founder of Design Hunter L.A., on a YouTube video series that combines reality television and design challenges.

July 17, 2014

About 30% of top-performing OTC drugs today were once prescription-only medications noted Dave Wendland, VP Hamacher Resource Group, on Thursday during a videocast hosted by GMDC titled "Rx-to-OTC: Getting it Right at Retail."

July 15, 2014

To help promote the launch of its new Axe Gold Temptation line, Unilever’s Axe is sparking social conversations on dating, attraction and indulgences and has partnered with actor Michael B. Jordan.

July 15, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group on Monday announced that Dave Wendland, Hamacher VP, will present "Rx-to-OTC: Getting It Right at Retail," an educational videocast for retailers sponsored by the Global Market Development Center on Thursday, July 17.

July 10, 2014

The first-aid tape and bandage business is a relatively stable category without a lot of dramatic sales swings.

July 10, 2014

As lifetime earnings for pharmaceuticals decrease, commercialization expenses increase and payers tighten their belts on reimbursement, life science companies will be faced with shrinking margins over the next few years. In order to maintain basic operating margin levels and continue investing in research and development at current levels, life science manufacturers will be forced to reduce costs by more than $35 billion by 2017, according to results from a new survey of 70 life science organizations from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

July 10, 2014

Insight Pharamceuticals on Wednesday announced the launch of a new suite of products — Monistat Complete Care — that offers women solutions to maintain their vaginal health.

July 9, 2014

Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, according to a study released Wednesday and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

July 7, 2014

Nearly 8,000 attendees will converge in Washington, D.C., in July for Cardinal Health’s annual Retail Business Conference, which provides independent pharmacists and pharmacy franchise owners an opportunity to network with and learn from peers, as well as gain new insights into improving business effectiveness and efficiency.

July 3, 2014

Gain detergent, a brand from Procter & Gamble, announced that it will give attendees of this year's Essence Festival a scent-filled experience with Gain flings! "Music to Your Nose," which will take place inside P&G's My Black is Beautiful booth at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

July 3, 2014

New research released Wednesday found that dietary fats impact gut bacteria — some for the better (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids or PUFAs) and some for the worse (omega-6 PUFAs).