February 2, 2017

Increasingly, pharmacies are turning to automation as a way to increase efficiency and free up their pharmacists — employing everything from lower-cost, in-store automation to sophisticated robotics systems that help make central fill operations more efficient and reduce dispensing costs.

February 2, 2017

As a growing number of older Americans are making home healthcare increasingly attractive for drug store retailers, those in the industry say participating in this multifaceted market requires getting over some significant hurdles.

February 2, 2017

In this report, DSN examines the home healthcare market, the role pharmacies play in the prevention and management of diabetes, and products that are transforming OTC.

February 2, 2017

The UR nasal subcategory saw impressive growth in the channels studied, due in large part to the recent Rx-to-OTC switch products in the nasal corticosteroid segment, driving sales up 15% in the food industry and up to10% in drug.

February 2, 2017

The emergence of new products across the cough-cold and allergy categories is transforming the OTC aisle.

February 2, 2017

As 2016 drew to a close, the Food and Drug Administration gave a gift of sorts to drug makers looking to submit to the agency an application for approval of a biosimilar drug when it issued its final guidance, “Clinical Pharmacology Data to Support a Demonstration of Biosimilarity to a Reference Product.”

February 2, 2017

Owen Mumford is releasing an insulin injection guide, called “Injecting with Insulin: A Guide to Good Injection Technique,” to better assist healthcare professionals in educating patients on healthy injection routines in both digital and print formats.

February 2, 2017

America’s selfie-, Instagram- and overall social media-obsessed habits are propelling growth of oral care products promising instant fixes.

February 2, 2017

In this report, DSN highlights what you need to know about natural and organic beauty trends in 2017, as well as new product launches that are shaking up the beauty aisle.

February 2, 2017

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines the state of the pharmacy industry, including generics, automation and technology, in this multi-page report.

 

February 2, 2017

Home health care is a natural fit for community pharmacies and helps drive home the channel’s ability to provide a comprehensive assortment of health-and-wellness items under one roof.

February 2, 2017

Americans can’t do enough for their furry friends. To that end, growth continues to be the watchword in the pet care category.

February 2, 2017

Drug Store News spoke with GPhA president and CEO Chip Davis about the organization’s efforts in 2016 and plans for the remainder of 2017.

January 30, 2017

The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness was 3.4%, well above the national baseline of 2.2% and an increase from the week prior ILI report of 3.2%.

January 27, 2017

Liquid I.V.’s first product, Hydration Multiplier, optimizes water by using a calculated ratio of nutrients that deliver hydration more directly to cells.

January 27, 2017

The new Walgreens specialty pharmacies are part of more than 250 Walgreens community and health system pharmacies that focus on community-based, patient-centered care.

January 26, 2017

After four decades in retailing, Panzer has been lucky enough to have a number of great mentors in business, but the Albertson’s healthcare chief tells DSN some of the most important lessons he ever learned came as a young cowhand on his grandmother’s Santa Fe ranch.

January 26, 2017

"At this time, we are actively engaged in discussion with Rite Aid regarding how to proceed," Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina told shareholders. "These discussions include taking into account anything that is required to gain approval."

January 24, 2017

The number of states reporting widespread flu activity increased from 21 states to 29 states for the week ended Jan. 14.

January 23, 2017

"As the Walgreens/Rite Aid merger agreement is set to expire on Jan. 27, Walgreens could look to re-cut the ... deal given the challenges, potentially enhancing its profile," noted DB analyst George Hill.

January 20, 2017

Turns out DSN readers were right — 59% believed the decision the Walgreens/Rite Aid deal would not be approved before Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th U.S president.

January 18, 2017

Snap Nutrition's Ooh Snap! protein bars contain 160 calories, with 15 grams of protein, 8 grams of net carbs, 10 grams of fiber and as low as 2 grams of sugar.

January 17, 2017

For the last 15 seasons, the average duration of a flu season has been 13 weeks, the CDC reported. As of Jan. 7, the U.S. was five weeks into the 2016-2017 flu season.

January 17, 2017

The deal will set in motion immediate synergies as the combination of Walgreens and Rite Aid creates a national network of almost 12,000 locations focused on delivering health care and beauty.