September 26, 2012

Deloitte is forecasting holiday sales will increase between 3.5% and 4% as the economy's health and the presidential election take center stage among consumers this fall.

September 21, 2012

Once again, mobile capabilities made headlines as a study by ComScore revealed that nearly 86 million Americans are now shopping on their smartphones. To put it another way: That’s 4-out-of-5 smartphone users.

September 21, 2012

Comedic actresses Sherri Shepherd and Cloris Leachman are finding the humor in menopause by headlining the Poise brand’s Hot Flash Road Show, a free comedy tour making stops in New York and Los Angeles this fall that was announced Friday by Kimberly Clark.

September 21, 2012

As students across the country head back to school, Procter & Gamble’s Secret Deodorant brand is gearing up for the second year of its Mean Stinks anti-bullying movement.

September 20, 2012

French drug maker Sanofi announced a deal with the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development Thursday to develop drugs for tuberculosis.

September 20, 2012

As consumers anxiously await the debut of Apple's iPhone 5, two retailer applications — both of which were updated Wednesday — rank among the top 20 free "best-seller" apps as ranked by Apple.

September 19, 2012

People go to doctor offices for a variety of reasons — for annual physicals, for checkups after previous appointments, to figure out why something is acting up or if they just feel sick. Whatever the reasons, most of them walk out of the office with a prescription in hand, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August.

September 19, 2012

Beauty retailer Sephora launched this month at select locations its new Sephora Skincare IQ, which is in-store technology to make addressing skin care concerns faster, smarter and simpler.

September 18, 2012

Just days after Sanofi Pasteur's hiring of actor Chris O'Donnell as a celebrity spokesman for its flu vaccination campaign, the American Lung Association has hired actress Sarah Chalke for its campaign, for which it is also collaborating with Sanofi Pasteur.

September 18, 2012

The interest in healthcare reform has reached a new high, especially in light of the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, yet there's no denying that consumers are still unclear as to the impact on their personal healthcare and insurance issues. That being said, Americans see a need for change as they battle rising costs and a lack of access to care, and many are saying "aye" to healthcare reform, according to the most recent Patient Views infographic. To be specific, two-thirds of respondents say they support healthcare reform, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August.

September 18, 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services last week unveiled a new free Web-based application, MappyHealth, which utilizes Twitter to help track health concerns at the community level in real time.

September 18, 2012

L'Oréal Paris has officially announced actress Lea Michele as the brand's newest ambassador.

September 18, 2012

Abusive auditing and unfair reimbursement practices harm community pharmacists’ ability to provide critically needed patient counseling and care to seniors, according to a new survey released Tuesday by the National Community Pharmacists Association.

September 17, 2012

A lot of people have quite a few things to say about healthcare reform, whether they favor or oppose it. But supporters of the law show an altruistic sensibility and an understanding of how the law would benefit other Americans, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August.

September 17, 2012

A study recently published in the Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation journal found that when more vaccinations are administered in an alternate setting, such as a pharmacy, employers realize a greater cost benefit.

September 14, 2012

Costs are the biggest concern for opponents of healthcare reform. They’ve done the math — additional healthcare consumers means care that’s both more expensive and harder to come by. As many as 3-in-4 consumers who are not big fans of healthcare reform share that concern — 30% of those consumers suggested it’s their greatest concern, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August. A reduction in care quality was concern No. 2 (62%), and a lack of choice over which practitioner to see was concern No. 3 (58%). But at least they’ll still be covered — only 22% said they were concerned their employers would stop the coverage.

September 13, 2012

The vaccines division of French drug maker Sanofi has signed a deal with actor Chris O'Donnell to promote its flu vaccination products, the company said.

September 12, 2012

When all things are equal — particularly, cost! — there is no doubt that satisfied pharmacy customers are fiercely loyal to their preferred stores. But like Cyndi Lauper once sang, "Money changes everything," particularly for the 32% of Patient Views respondents who said they would be willing to change pharmacies for a savings of $5 or less, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August.

September 12, 2012

Some common patient complaints regarding mail-order pharmacies and their captive consumers’ lack of choice to switch to another pharmacy if they encounter poor service are highlighted in a new video released Wednesday by the National Community Pharmacists Association.

September 10, 2012

A study of an experimental drug for insomnia indicated that patients who stop taking it continue having sleeping problems, according to results of a clinical trial announced Monday.

September 5, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced that registered dietitian and health expert Samantha Heller will serve as this year’s featured speaker in the association's "Breakfast with..." session at The Conference, CRN's annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry.

August 30, 2012

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol's 1962 famed work, "32 Campbell's Soup Cans," Campbell's is rolling out limited-edition tomato soup cans that tout labels derived from original Warhol artwork.

August 30, 2012

Club retailer Costco Wholesale posted sales of $7.4 billion for the month of August, reporting an 8% sales increase over August 2011 and an increase in comps that beat analysts' expectations.

August 29, 2012

Concluding the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Pharmacy and Technology Conference on Tuesday evening, NACDS bestowed its highest honor — the Harold W. Pratt Award — to industry leader Doug Long.