March 13, 2015

A new report by the National Governors Association (NGA) is symbolic of the growing recognition of pharmacy’s vital role in healthcare delivery.

March 13, 2015

As the editor of Drug Store News, I am frequently reminded that the stories we report on extend far beyond the industry we cover.

March 13, 2015

Community pharmacy leaders routinely host pharmacy tours in their stores throughout the year to help demonstrate firsthand to members of Congress and policy-makers the important interaction pharmacists provide patients every day, and the importance of supporting measures that help promote pharmacy to help expand patient access, improve health outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

March 13, 2015

Pharmacies and clinics on wheels? That’s the premise behind the growing effort by retail pharmacy and clinic providers to expand their reach via specially equipped buses and other vehicles that provide on-the-spot, temporary access to needed health services in hundreds of communities nationwide.

March 13, 2015

Beset by rising costs, a fast-growing elderly population and a critical shortage of primary care doctors, the nation’s health system is desperately in search of ways to lower costs through disease prevention and better access to quality care.

March 13, 2015

Six years. That’s how long it usually takes for any candidate to earn the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, or PharmD, now required to practice as a licensed pharmacist. In addition, PharmD graduates also must pass state licensure examinations required by state boards of pharmacy in all 50 states.

March 13, 2015

“Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.”

March 13, 2015

With health reform and the shift to accountable, evidence-based medicine slowly but surely transforming the nation’s massive but troubled healthcare system, new moves are afoot in both the legislative and executive branches of government that will further elevate the role played by the nation’s 300,000 pharmacists.

March 13, 2015

Thank you to the 114th Congress for welcoming the participants in the 2015 NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill! We appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and discuss the key policy issues that shape pharmacy patient care for your constituents.

March 13, 2015

When hurricanes, tornadoes, foods and other disasters strike, where do people turn for help? Retail pharmacies have become a critical community resource in times of great stress, offering food, water, emergency items, medical supplies and healthcare services when most other local businesses are still struggling to reopen or rebuild.

March 12, 2015

Drug Channels Institute on Thursday listed the leading specialty pharmacy players. 

March 10, 2015

There was a $1.1 billion gain in OTC sales between 2013 and 2014, according to data culled from IRI, some $500 million of which can be attributed to an increase in sales across all cough-cold/allergy/sinus products and an approximate $300 million to a rise in digestive sales. 

March 9, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of provider status, kiosks, Medicare and the GPhA elections, in this multi-page report.

March 5, 2015

DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in-depth sales activity in the men's grooming and oral care categories, including the latest trends, in this multi-page report.

March 5, 2015

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the greeting card category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the general merchandise aisle.

March 4, 2015

Almost half of all circular ads in support of a digestive remedy promote an antacid tablet. 

March 4, 2015

Walgreens recently reinvented its “SaturDate” program into a larger, more impactful program and rebranded it “Beauty Must-Haves.”

March 4, 2015

Introduced in spring 2014, Discover Beauty Within is an exclusive publication to Walgreens, published through a joint venture between Walgreens and Lebhar-Friedman Inc. The first-of-its-kind beauty and wellness magazine focuses specifically on the mass market beauty customer.

March 4, 2015

Bee Bald is on a mission to help men up their grooming game. The company recently broadened its product portfolio with the new Smooth Plus with SPF 30, which joins a full lineup of men’s grooming products.

March 4, 2015

For most categories, circular promotions touting price only are the most prevalent form of advertising, as opposed to a percent off or another savings incentive. That’s not the case in the supplement segment, where buy-one-get-one offers represent 58.5% of all circular ads as compared with 21.2% of price-only promotions.

March 4, 2015

Walgreens’ mission to go big in beauty includes personal care, Walgreens DMM Rudy Kucera told Drug Store News, for categories including grooming, hair care and oral care, “all part of the beauty regimen.” And just like in cosmetics, there is the quest to tailor merchandise for specific stores.

March 4, 2015

Share of heart: That’s a pretty heady concept savvy marketers and retailers are using these days to describe a whole new level of consumer engagement.

March 4, 2015

According to ECRM’s analysis of circular retail promotions for allergy, Chattem emerged as the leading advertiser of allergy remedies.

March 4, 2015

In preparation for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association’s 2015 Annual Executive Conference being held in Bonita Springs, Fla., this month, Drug Store News sat down with both Scott Melville, CHPA president and CEO, and Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, CHPA chair and VP personal health care, North America, for Procter & Gamble.