February 5, 2015

DNA Diagnostics Center recently introduced its high-margin DNA Paternity Test Kit through Walgreens with a unique selling proposition — DNA Paternity Test Kits are not only advertised on television programs including “Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court,” “Maury” and “The Bill Cunningham Show,” they’re the go-to kits those productions use to prove paternity.

February 5, 2015

A survey of U.S. consumers found that 64% of Americans are willing to have doctor visits via video telehealth.

February 5, 2015

As many as 43% of women keep a cough-cold product in their desk during the winter months “just in case” they get sick, according to a survey conducted on behalf of WorkPlace Impact.

February 5, 2015

Considering that 90% of families’ healthcare decisions are made by women, and that women account for 93% of overall consumer spending on OTC pharmaceuticals, according to Greenfield Online for Arnold’s Women’s Insight Team, identifying and delivering on women’s aspirations is a crucial factor in the success of self-care healthcare items.

February 2, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline is gearing up for a Feb. 4 launch of its Flonase Allergy Relief (fluticasone propionate 50 mcg spray), an over-the-counter nasal spray indicated for relief of all nasal and eye-related allergy symptoms.

January 29, 2015

In December, DSN hosted its 14th annual Diabetes Roundtable, this time expanding the discussion to include other chronic conditions and community pharmacy’s role in driving prevention and improved health outcomes for patients.

January 14, 2015

Success in retail pharmacy is about integrating the front-end and pharmacy services into one comprehensive care model, John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO, shared with analysts.

January 13, 2015

Good Neighbor Pharmacy is taking its independent pharmacy operators to a whole new level through its Pharmacy Transformation Services program.

January 12, 2015

Halfway through the 2014-15 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that antiviral medications are being underutilized. 

January 9, 2015

The Big Bang Theory may have been the big winner at last week’s People’s Choice Awards, but Walgreens and Procter & Gamble got a pretty big bang of their own from the event, when the two companies leveraged the broad appeal of the highly popular televised event and the power of social media to drive the business and engage customers.

 

January 7, 2015

With tens and possibly hundreds of billions of dollars in potential savings still snagged in a regulatory limbo, federal lawmakers and health industry stakeholders strongly urged the Food and Drug Administration last month to knock down the final barriers to review and approval of biosimilar drugs for marketing in the United States.

January 7, 2015

New packaging formats, consumer interest in therapeutic body care and a long, cold 2013-2014 winter in much of the United States helped fuel sales in the body-, hand- and foot-care category — a category that, according to research firm Mintel, experienced virtually no sales growth between 2009 and 2011.

January 7, 2015

For diet aids, it’s not very surprising to see that the largest marketing spike coincides with people’s New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year.

January 7, 2015

Three supplement categories are really helping to drive the business today.

January 7, 2015

Beiersdorf’s Nivea is looking to revolutionize the daily skin care routine and transform body care with a new take on moisturizing via the new Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion.

January 7, 2015

NBTY earlier this year expanded its Osteo Bi-Flex franchise with a line of joint care supplements “plus” — as in joint care plus energy or joint care plus muscle support.

January 7, 2015

The pharmaceutical industry is back. Fueled by the launch of expensive, new biotech medicines, rising prices for both branded and generic drugs and a recent slowdown in branded-drug patent expirations and generic competition, the U.S. pharmaceutical market is staging a remarkable resurgence.

January 7, 2015

Pharmavite earlier this year launched a product that capitalizes on two current growth trends — immunity supplements and the gummy format. 

January 7, 2015

Good news for manufacturers of soap, bath and shower products is that growth has been solid, with sales increasing a hefty 18%, to about $5.4 billion, between 2008 and 2013, according to research firm Mintel.

January 7, 2015

SoapBox, a mission-based personal care company that highlighted its range of bar soaps, body washes, lotions and liquid hand soaps at the 2014 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo in Boston, has broadened its distribution, enabling the company’s charitable mission to have a larger impact on communities around the United States.

January 7, 2015

Shoppers of dietary supplements generally are the healthier customers who are in your stores fairly frequently to purchase their vitamins, minerals or supplements.

January 7, 2015

Dietary supplementation represents big dollars in terms of the amount of healthcare costs saved by improving health outcomes and avoiding disease state ramifications.

January 7, 2015

Beauty is a big business with diverse outlets for consumption. To help suppliers and retailers better understand who is buying, what they are buying and where they are buying, Drug Store News this month hosted an exclusive webinar from consumer analytics company TABS Group, “2014 Insights into the Beauty Consumer.”

January 7, 2015

We didn’t go crazy making a lot of predictions for 2015. That’s because 2015 is the year so many of our past predictions will come true, as the forces of healthcare consumerism and mobile technology collide to forever change the way health care is purchased, consumed and delivered. Call it the Big Bang of retail health.