September 7, 2016

Bayer Consumer’s Dr Scholl’s, which generated $291.9 million in sales for the 52 weeks ended June 4, according to Nielsen data as provided by Implus, still dominates the foot care category, while store brands gained 7.4% in that time frame to $65.6 million, and Implus gained 47.5% with the Airplus brand to $40.7 million.

September 7, 2016

The explosive growth in the at-risk elderly population has spawned a corresponding explosion in the number of baby boomers who find themselves caring for aging parents. In response, start-up companies have sprung up offering new services and solutions.

September 7, 2016

Johnson & Johnson featured the Diabetes Collaboration Zone at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo in Boston last month, where a cross-functional team armed with a wide range of expertise — from product knowledge, technology and design to behavioral science — met with retailers to discuss opportunities to better serve the diabetes patient.

September 7, 2016

Ateb is looking to use what it has learned from more than a million patients enrolled and having their medications actively managed via its Time My Meds medication synchronization platform to help pharmacies improve both their business and their patients’ outcomes.

September 7, 2016

The mounting costs of health care and the rise of high-deductible health plans are biting deep into Americans’ pocketbooks as payers shift more of the cost burden onto their members. How can pharmacy and health retailers step up with solutions to those challenges?

September 7, 2016

Challenged to think beyond current disease-state management solutions, a panel of leading consumer health executives anchored by Walmart VP OTC merchandising Annie Walker, examined the opportunities to disrupt customer habits and move beyond treatment to a mind-set on prevention at a special one-day thought leadership conference in Bentonville, Ark., co-hosted by Drug Store News and Mack Elevation Forum.

September 7, 2016

Quest Products is looking to break onto the external analgesic scene with CopperFixx, a balm that combines the analgesic properties associated with copper and arnica. Other brands continuing to lead the way were Blue Emu ($28.6 million, up 20.1%), Australian Dream ($23.1 million, up 20.7%) and Boiron’s Arincare ($19.1 million, up 19.7%).

September 7, 2016

Pfizer’s Nexium 24HR is the clear leader in the digestive aisle. However, in March 2017, store-brand versions of Nexium 24HR will be available. Perrigo has already secured a tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its OTC Nexium 24HR generic equivalent.

September 7, 2016

Consumers with diabetes spend 35% more on OTC products than the average consumer, noted Jeff Gregori, group VP consumer and shopper analytics for Nielsen, during a recent presentation at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo. Sales of product with a diabetes-specific focus increased 5.1% in 2015, according to Nielsen, reaching $592 million in total sales.

September 7, 2016

The allergy space will continue to heat up significantly in 2017 as marketers pollinate the airwaves with advertisements promoting their latest brand introductions

September 7, 2016

One of the biggest impacts of technology among a potentially unexpected group of consumers is its ability to empower baby boomers to be independent for longer, according to Pfizer Consumer Healthcare senior director disruptive innovation wellness Rimma Fehling.

September 7, 2016

“One-in-4 people over age 45 in the United States is chronically lonely.” That sad statistic, taken from a survey by AARP and reported at the Retail Health Summit by health technology panelist Beth Sanders, should give all retail health providers pause, she said.

September 7, 2016

Helping seniors stay “active, mobile and independent” is the prime mission for GreatCall, a San-Diego-based provider of independent-living tools for elderly Americans and their caregivers.

September 7, 2016

With the array of products that consumers have in front of them at any given time, the trick is to provide “an interaction and the opportunity to understand what you don’t know,” DeVilbiss Healthcare's SVP product management David Cohon said during June's Retail Health Summit.

September 7, 2016

Panel of managed care executives, anchored by Walmart VP health and wellness transformation Marcus Osborne, share how their companies are expanding their reach and making healthcare delivery more convenient and efficient at a one-day thought leadership event co-hosted by Drug Store News and Mack Elevation Forum in mid-June in Bentonville, Ark.

September 7, 2016

RxMedic is looking to stay on the forefront of will-call solutions with its Automated Retrieval System, or ARS, as prescription volume increases. The company also is working to provide dispensing and storage solutions that can adapt to reduce downtime for calibration and maintenance.

September 7, 2016

Pharmacy technology company ScriptPro is positioning itself as a provider of solutions that will ease common pain points that come with increased script volume and the influx of paperwork from clinical services with two forthcoming innovations that address pharmacy documentation needs and the will-call process.

September 7, 2016

GSK Consumer Healthcare has expanded its flagship Sensodyne line with a fresh-mint-flavored Sensodyne True White toothpaste that offers a combination of sensitivity relief, sensitivity protection, cavity protection, stain prevention and stain removal.

September 7, 2016

In June, Drug Store News and Mack Elevation Forum co-hosted an exclusive one-day Retail Health Summit in Bentonville, Ark. Here are my seven takeaways.

September 7, 2016

When RB North America president Alexander Lacik thinks about his 18-year-old son, he doesn’t doubt that it’s possible he might live longer than 100 years. His concern is where his son will get the knowledge to lead a healthy lifestyle.

September 7, 2016

By now, the retail pharmacy industry knows that its place within the American healthcare landscape is changing. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute has dubbed it the New Health Economy.

September 7, 2016

During the full-day Retail Health Summit, held in June in Bentonville, Ark., economists, healthcare entrepreneurs and technology experts gathered to answer one central question: How do we create the ultimate retail destination for health and wellness for the consumer of the future?

September 7, 2016

The first step to making an impact in a customer’s life, according to Kimberly-Clark’s senior director of shopper engagement Liz Metz, is understanding what they want from their shopping experience.

September 7, 2016

As pharmacy shifts its focus to outcomes and implements more clinical services, Spartanburg, S.C.-based pharmacy solutions company QS/1 knows that its latest solution will be able to assist in managing the increasing amount of documents pharmacies deal with on a daily basis.