September 19, 2017

CVS Health is poised to boost its health innovation efforts in response to a rapid-fire series of marketplace changes. Much of the focus will center on embracing emerging health trends — from connected health technology to DNA testing.

September 19, 2017

A panel of start-up companies — UnaliWear, Chrono Therapeutics, BraceUnder, Sleep.ai and 23andMe — spoke about the white spaces their organizations targeted and the solutions they created to fill those voids at a special Health Innovation Summit, hosted by CVS Health in partnership with Drug Store News and Mack Elevation in June.

September 19, 2017

Heightened consumer expectations, coupled with increased efforts by manufacturers and distributors to adopt a “direct-to-consumer” sales model, should be compelling drug chains and other retailers to leverage new opportunities in their businesses … ," according to Steve Laughlin, VP and general manager of global consumer industry at IBM, in his CVS Health Innovation Summit presentation.

September 19, 2017

According to a ZzzQuil survey, of those consumers who tried a sleep-aid, 4-in-5 (80%) reported that a sleeping aid helped them fall asleep more easily, and stay asleep all night.

September 19, 2017

Consumers are taking more ownership in their health than ever before, and Internet search activity, particularly on mobile devices, has become an important element of consumer healthcare decision-making.

September 19, 2017

Lifestlyes Zero is the new product that’s being launched now. It’s the thinnest condom across the LifeStyles portfolio, which is expected to be a significant point of differentiation for consumers going forward.

September 19, 2017

Video-based marketing messages designed for mobile viewing represent a significant opportunity for retailers, as consumers now spend three hours per day on their mobile devices, and mobile penetration continues to grow, with 2 billion new mobile phones activated last year alone.

September 18, 2017

In addition to including a convenient tether, the improved EP2 earplugs are reusable for up to 10 trips.

September 18, 2017

As successful retail strategies continue to demand a greater degree of sophistication, The Emerson Group 10th Annual Industry Day delivers a thought leadership platform that challenges the status quo. 

September 18, 2017

Health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn highlighted the economic stresses Americans face as they grapple with rising out-of-pocket costs at the Health Innovation Summit, co-hosted in June by CVS Health in partnership with DSN and Mack Elevation.

September 18, 2017

Optimizing health innovation is vital to securing the heart and soul of the consumer. The following are five big ideas for driving innovation in health care.

September 15, 2017

It’s done. A hearing aid category specific to the over-the-counter arena was signed into law in August; all that remains to be created is the regulatory framework. Read more in this special report.

September 14, 2017

Sales of breath freshener sprays and drops are up 7.1% for the 13 weeks ended Aug. 13, according to the latest IRI data, across total U.S. multi-outlets. 

September 14, 2017

To date Kroger has raised $1.5 Million dollars for the Red Cross, $100,000 for the Houston Food Bank and filled more than 2,000 emergency prescriptions.

September 13, 2017

Both parties agreed to dismiss the suit with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled anytime in the future, with each side bearing their own attorney fees and court costs.

September 12, 2017

Coming out of the recent NACDS TSE show, a number of OTC manufacturers have new sleeping aid solutions designed to invigorate sales.

September 11, 2017

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo is a repository for innovation, and this year in San Diego did not disappoint. In this slideshow, DSN identifies some of the innovation that caught our attention.

September 8, 2017

Quest Nutrition bars are the most popular online, with a marketshare of 25%.

September 6, 2017

From Sept. 7 through Dec. 17, CVS Pharmacy locations will host Project Health walk-in events at stores in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Forth Worth, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., as well as select stores in Puerto Rico.

September 6, 2017

Stay Local Health is dedicated to buying and operating independent pharmacies in a manner consistent with the pharmacies history.

September 5, 2017

Retail pharmacy supplier community steps up to the plate, helping communities across Texas and Louisiana recover from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey.

September 5, 2017

The retail pharmacy community, along with its supplier partners, are setting the stage to recovery for those in the Gulf Coast region impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

September 5, 2017

DSN senior editor of health Michael Johnsen examines the state of the hearing aid segment in this special report.

August 30, 2017

The in-store fundraising campaign is part of a three-year, $10 million commitment by CVS Health to SU2C.