October 16, 2015

No area of pharmacy is growing faster than specialty drugs.

October 16, 2015

With an estimated 60 million people in the United States experiencing heartburn at least once a month, and more than 15 million suffering from it daily, products to treat the condition have become more sophisticated, and the battle for supremacy in the $2.18 billion-a-year antacid tablets market has grown more heated.

October 16, 2015

Bayer Healthcare has seen tremendous consumer interest since launching its Alka-Seltzer Heartburn ReliefChews two years ago.

October 16, 2015

Because of their efforts, Josephine Hau, a CVS pharmacist in Baldwin Park, Calif., and Ali Hamed, a pharmacist in the CVS store in Springhill, Fla., are national recipients of the company’s Paragon Award, an annual recognition of what CVS calls its “best of the best.”

October 16, 2015

Drug Store News and The Convenient Care Association will present The Retail Healthcare Webinar Series, a new educational forum specifically tailored to healthcare key stakeholders and professionals in the retail health industry, beginning this month.

October 16, 2015

Five pharmacists at the company’s Randalls supermarkets in Austin, Texas have dedicated themselves to diabetes management. Since February 2013, the pharmacists — Clarissa Wallace, Kristy Solominsky, Deborah DeYoung, Sonia Borja and Sal Solis — have been working closely with the city of Austin, insurer United Healthcare and Austin-based Seton Hospital to help municipal employees learn how to manage their diabetes.

October 16, 2015

Marble City Health Mart Pharmacy owners have secured a place in the life of the community by offering deeply personal care and a broad menu of vital health services.

October 16, 2015

Last month’s launch of the first generic biologic drug in the United States is the first step in a movement that some say could drive down the nation’s healthcare bill and bring new treatment options to thousands of patients across the country.

October 16, 2015

With eight SKUs on the market and a high-profile stock car driver endorsing its products, Prestige Brands’ line of Goody’s internal analgesics is continuing to gain traction with consumers.

October 16, 2015

While watching the amount of men with facial hair expand by double digits since 2008, Howard Brauner, VP of new product development at Universal Beauty Products, saw an opportunity in the market.

October 16, 2015

Move over metrosexuals and lumbersexuals. The new guy in town is a spornosexual. He’s buff, isn’t afraid to admit to using moisturizers and has the confidence to make his own decisions about facial hair. He might grow out a beard during No-Shave November and go sleek the next month.

October 16, 2015

While pharmacists across the country have forged close relationships with their patients, providing them with top-notch care and a wide array of services, few have gone to such lengths as a pair of pharmacists working for the H-E-B grocery chain in Texas have.

October 16, 2015

Within the toothpaste category, Colgate Total and Crest 3D White were the two brands from their respective manufacturers that displayed the highest sales, and they both displayed higher units sold on promotion (28%).

October 16, 2015

Natural and organic beauty has had many fits and starts since the 1970s. News flash: This time it is the real deal.

October 16, 2015

Better-for-you snack foods are on the rise.

October 16, 2015

Drug Store News has announced a top-notch lineup of retail executives slated to participate in the 17th annual DSN Industry Issues conference, on Dec. 3 at Manhattan’s historic New York Athletic Club.

October 16, 2015

For Rite Aid’s pharmacist Femi Afilaka, pharmacy is about “going above and beyond.” Afilaka is a pharmacist in a Newark, Del.-based Rite Aid store and has been with the company since March 2003. In that time he has developed a reputation for his devotion to patient care, for delivering that extra touch of customer service and for truly embracing the “fast and friendly” company initiative.

October 16, 2015

Sam’s Club pharmacy manager Sarah Caven loves people, and it shows in how she treats the patients at the company’s warehouse club in Mankato, Minn. “I know it’s a cliché, but I’m a people person,” she said recently. “I love the opportunity to talk to the patient. I see them a lot more than they see their physician, and I know that their contact with me is important for them.”

October 16, 2015

For many people, sleep does not always come easily. Pain and a host of other problems can often make it difficult — if not impossible — to fall asleep. Temporary sleeping problems, in turn, can cause a tired mind and lead to headaches and body pains that make it even harder to get a good night’s sleep.

October 16, 2015

Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut recently introduced a dark chocolate and fruit macadamia nut snack

October 16, 2015

Cozy Friedman is all about filling needs. When she couldn’t find a salon to cater to kids, she opened her own. Then, when all of the hair care items available to her were loaded with chemicals, she once again took things into her own hands, launching a youth hair care assortment called SoCozy.

October 16, 2015

Retailers looking to enhance service to their health-minded shoppers would do better to face their food products backward on store shelves, as ingredient lists and nutritional information trump brand names and package design among this demographic, according to a recent study by ECRM and HellaWella, a consumer healthy-living website owned by Lebhar-Friedman.

October 16, 2015

The efforts of four individuals underscore how Ahold approaches community pharmacy, showing that the company’s pharmacists are willing to do what it takes to help people stay healthy.

October 16, 2015

Define “American heartland” and the town of Topeka, Ind., could easily fit the bill. And independently owned Topeka Pharmacy, honored as Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year at AmerisourceBergen’s ThoughtSpot 2015, could just as easily define the concept of drug store as an indispensible fixture of small-town life.