November 11, 2015

Shoppers hear, “It may help prevent diarrhea,” so they make the purchase. What they seldom understand is that probiotics are much more than just a diarrhea preventive. In fact, probiotics can be found in the ears, nose, mouth, lungs, urinary tract and more, and are linked to overall health, not just gastrointestinal health.

November 11, 2015

Rapidly rising prices for many generics, regulations that could restrict patients’ access to these medications, a Food and Drug Administration backlog in getting new drugs approved and market consolidation that is reducing competition are all making some wonder how much longer generics will continue to be affordable.

November 11, 2015

One of the appealing aspects of artificial lashes is that looks can be changed with moods.

November 11, 2015

When he came to Rite Aid in 2004, Robert Thompson brought his own flair for reinvention and entrepreneurialism, shaped by a multifaceted career in both small- and large-chain retail pharmacy and in start-up companies dealing in other sectors of health and wellness.

November 11, 2015

Social media marketing genius and best-selling business writer Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia, will deliver a special lunchtime keynote address at the 17th annual Industry Issues Summit at the famed New York Athletic Club on Dec. 3, with record-breaking attendance expected.

November 11, 2015

A lot was happening in the world of community pharmacy, as we raced to close this issue of Drug Store News — no news bigger than the late October bombshell that Walgreens Boots Alliance would swallow up Rite Aid, in a deal valued at more than $17 billion all in.

November 11, 2015

Consider this: 1-in-5 hospital patients end up back in the hospital within 30 days of their discharge. And the biggest factors pulling them back all have to do with medications — either through medication errors, nonadherence or adverse drug events.

November 11, 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, the year is on track to be one in which the value of the branded drugs losing their patent protection approaches an all-time high. The dozens of drugs that will have lost their patent protection this year are estimated to have global sales of $44 billion a year — the highest total since $53 billion worth of medications went off patent in 2012.

November 11, 2015

Hallmark is bringing “the Force” to the greeting card aisle with a variety of new “Star Wars” Halloween, Christmas and everyday “Star Wars” cards, many of which include light and sound effects.

November 10, 2015

Walgreens is delivering a differentiated drug store shopping experience by investing in an omnichannel experience across pharmacy, health and wellness and beauty. 

November 6, 2015

CVS Health is a likely buyer for as many as 85% of any stores that will be required to be sold by Walgreens Boots Alliance/Rite Aid by the Federal Trade Commission. 

November 6, 2015

A CBS star and the producer of the People’s Choice Awards — which will be held Jan. 6 — got flu shots at a press conference to promote Walgreens’ vaccination campaign. 

November 3, 2015

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics has opened its largest store in the world — a 9,500-sq.-ft. flagship on London’s busy Oxford Street. The three-story flagship is a veritable beauty wonderland, complete with an in-store spa. It’s also a delight for the senses, calling out at every step for customers to touch, feel and smell the products.

November 3, 2015

Drug Store News recently spoke with GENCO VP of healthcare logistics, Kevin McPherson. With more than three decades of supply chain and healthcare experience, McPherson is driving the company’ efforts to improve the safety and efficiency of the healthcare supply chain through the company’s Lifecycle Logistics concept.

October 30, 2015

Walgreens currently operates 8,173 stores in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Rite Aid, meanwhile, operates 4,561 locations across 31 states and Washington, D.C.

October 22, 2015

The line includes USB power cables, headphones and other technology accessories like mobile phone tripods. 

October 16, 2015

Drug Store News editor Rob Eder delivered the keynote address at the Brazilian Association of Pharmacies and Drugstore Networks — otherwise known as Abrafarma — at the group’s second annual Abrafarma Future Trends conference in Sao Paolo on Sept. 8

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.