September 16, 2013

“Pharmacies’ efforts to help patients understand aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are demonstrating yet again the value of pharmacies as the face of neighborhood healthcare.” That was a key message that National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson expressed in a recent opinion piece.

September 10, 2013

Gamification. What is it? And what does it mean to your business?

September 6, 2013

Expanding pharmacists' role in Canada could reduce the burden of chronic illness on patients and save the country's healthcare system between C$1.4 billion and C$1.9 billion (US$1.34 billion-$1.83 billion) over the next three years, according to a new report released by Arthritis Consumer Experts, the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Canada's single-payer healthcare system is vastly different from that of the United States, not to mention differences between the two countries in terms of laws and regulations that govern pharmacy, but the lessons from the study apply equally to both.

September 6, 2013

MarketsandMarkets has projected the global market for mobile health apps and other products is expected to reach a value of nearly $21 billion in five years, according to a new report. That's some 3.5 times larger than today — MarketsandMarkets estimates health apps generate some $6.3 billion today. That's also a lot of consumer/patients interested in getting a better handle on their own care — and that spells opportunity for pharmacy operators.

The truth is, these could be very conservative figures. Both smartphone and tablet penetration is on a steep incline across the world, leading to more app downloads. And the baby boomer generation — tech savvy most of them — aren't getting any younger. And that leads to more health and wellness downloads.

September 6, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Thursday reiterated its stance on compounding to the House Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

September 5, 2013

Two recent developments demonstrate the complexity of the prescription drug abuse issue. Perhaps ironically, August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day, while the month of September is National Pain Awareness Month.

September 5, 2013

Allure magazine is offering women the ultimate insider experience at the Allure Lounge colored by Maybelline New York, the official cosmetic sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

September 5, 2013

Current CoverGirl spokeswoman Queen Latifah is now the new face of Pantene and will support the Truly Relaxed and Truly Natural collections, Procter & Gamble has announced.

September 5, 2013

Hair care brand TRESemmé by Unilever is once again the official hair care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and this season, for the first time ever, will partner with contemporary fashion label Nanette Lepore.

September 4, 2013

Expanding the role of pharmacists in Canada is one solution that will reduce the burden of chronic illness on patients, and save the system an estimated C$1.4 billion to C$1.9 billion dollars over three years, according to a new report released by Arthritis Consumer Experts, the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada and Shoppers Drug Mart.

September 3, 2013

Over the last few years, many drug makers have offered coupons and co-payment-assistance programs as a way to reduce patients' out-of-pocket spending on medications, but a new study questions whether they really reduce spending in the long run and whether they're even legal.

August 28, 2013

The global market for drug packaging is expected to experience tremendous growth over the next few years, according to a new report.

August 28, 2013

Walgreens district manager Tyler Hough spent the fifth inning with WEEI radio broadcasters Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione, who were providing the play-by-play for the Boston Red Sox game vs. the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday evening, to talk about Walgreens' promotion in support of The Jimmy Fund.

August 27, 2013

Procter & Gamble, the makers of Crest and Oral-B, along with Stephen Hancocks Ltd., have announced that the World Dental Posters site will now be sponsored through an educational grant from P&G.

August 27, 2013

The National Council on Aging on Tuesday announced that actor Lee Majors is joining the Council's Flu + You program to help encourage seniors to get their annual flu shots.

August 23, 2013

Unilever’s Degree Women is teaming up with music artist Ciara for its “Do:More” campaign, which aims to encourage women nationwide to challenge themselves and pursue their passions.

August 22, 2013

CVS Caremark is continuing its efforts to battle the national prescription drug abuse epidemic by tapping its database to identify and stop inappropriate prescribing of high-risk drugs and is working at the federal and state levels to implement policy changes to curb prescription drug abuse.

August 21, 2013

A new article published by researchers in Canada explains how expanding the kinds of services pharmacists can offer could improve patient care but also have various implications for physicians.

August 21, 2013

Zak Designs is helping to bring the magic of Disney's "Sophia the First," a popular kids' TV show, to every meal with a new line of dinnerware and drinkware.

August 20, 2013

Not Your Mother’s, a Tampa Bay, Fla.-based hair care brand under Demert Brands, has announced that it will provide all hairstyling during Style360 New York Fashion Week in September.

August 19, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week announced that Ron Brownstein, whom the Washington Post called “one of the gold-plated names of political journalism,” has been added to the speaker line-up at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, taking place in Park City, Utah, Sept. 18 to 21.

August 19, 2013

The limitations within a recent study linking omega-3 fish oil and increased prostate cancer risk ought to be taken in consideration, according to a commentary published in the August issue of Natural Medicine Journal.

August 16, 2013

The American Pharmacists Association has announced the release of “Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals: A Sensible Approach,” a book that presents a new way of teaching the theory and practice of motivational interviewing to healthcare professionals.

August 16, 2013

Duracell today announced the launch of Duracell Quantum this month, its most advanced alkaline battery and biggest innovation since CopperTop. To celebrate the launch of Duracell Quantum, Duracell is donating one million Quantum batteries to first responders across North America.