December 30, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnson examines the sales activity in diet and weight loss, and VMS categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

December 30, 2015

In the vitamin category, private label leads the one- and two-letter segment, with $425 million in annual dollar sales, according to the latest Promo Watch report from Drug Store News, Competitive Promotion Report and IRI.

December 16, 2015

CVS Health shared five key innovations that are delivering value both to patients and strategic partners in growing its retail pharmacy business at its annual analyst day. 

December 9, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, technology, automation, prescription drug home delivery services and Web-based diabetes monitoring, in this multi-page report.

December 9, 2015

NBTY Americas president Brian Wynne projects growth of 5% to 6% across VMS in the years ahead, and fully expects NBTY to be the engine that helps lift the category to new sales heights. 

December 9, 2015

Cause marketing drove $2 billion in funding in 2015. DSN looks at some efforts we like.

December 9, 2015

Drug Store News hosted an invitation-only reception on Nov. 17, in Harrisburg, Pa., in honor of recently retired Rite Aid EVP pharmacy Robert Thompson, recipient of the 2015 DSN Pharmacy Innovator Award. The award was created to honor a pharmacy executive whose work has helped to advance the profession of pharmacy and elevate the role of the community pharmacist.

December 8, 2015

DSN examines emerging trends in the beauty category in this multi-page report.

December 8, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnson examines the sales activity in switch products, OTC manufacturers and the VMS category, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

December 7, 2015

Makeup apps and virtual makeovers are gaining traction in the mass market. The new ways to sample beauty are taking many forms, both in store and via smartphones.

December 7, 2015

Cirrus Healthcare Products has created a new migraine relief product that is clinically proven to reduce the duration, intensity and discomfort of migraine headaches.

December 7, 2015

Bioré embraced the benefits of charcoal for its complexion care lineup

December 7, 2015

A new, long-term pilot program from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, set to launch in 11 states in January 2017, will gauge the effectiveness of an Enhanced Medication Therapy Management model.

December 7, 2015

Pharmacies large and small are turning to sophisticated technologies that can streamline the prescription-filling process, maximize workflow and ultimately free up pharmacists to counsel their patients.

December 7, 2015

 A study from Cone Communications revealed more than 66% of companies support causes in some form. Funding from cause marketing has more than doubled in the last 12 years in North America.

December 7, 2015

Since 2005 generics have saved patients $1.68 trillion, a report released by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association showed.

December 7, 2015

Snails made big beauty headlines in 2015.

December 7, 2015

It’s 7 a.m.; do you know where your customers are? According to a report on global beauty routines conducted by analytics company RealityMine, that’s the peak time for personal grooming.

December 7, 2015

Consolidation across the OTC industry created new leaders in the OTC category in 2015.

December 7, 2015

Recent entries in the prescription delivery business have upped the ante, promising patients quicker service that fits their schedule.

December 7, 2015

Every day retailers leverage their strong neighborhood bonds to feed some mighty and noble causes. Here are some — but not all — of our current favorites.

December 7, 2015

This past year goes into the books as the year drug and discount retailers fully embraced the concept of the New General Market. 

December 7, 2015

Dexcom has developed Continuous Glucose Monitoring that allows patients to get a reading every five minutes via a disposable body-worn sensor that uses bluetooth technology to communicate with a hand-held monitor or smartphone.

December 7, 2015

This (see photo) was the very first card my wife and I received this holiday season.