July 15, 2014

Making key decisions about implementing pharmacy automation at both the pharmacy and central fill levels has been a challenge throughout the industry. However, times are changing. To discuss how technology is impacting the industry and how innovative solutions are helping to boost pharmacists' productivity, drive ROI and optimize the fulfillment process, DSNTV recently interviewed Doyle Jensen of Innovation for its Executive Viewpoint video series.

May 29, 2014

For chronic pain sufferers, there is a real problem with the abuse of painkillers in the United States. While the number of patients who have a legitimate need for prescription painkillers — 100 million plus — is vastly more than the number of people addicted to painkillers — 11 million — there is a stigma attached to the prescribing, dispensing and utilization of pain medicines.

April 24, 2014

As part of the launch of DSN’s new microsite, DrugStoreNews.com/Pain-Management, DSN had the opportunity to speak with Carmen Catizone, executive director of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, regarding a new initiative that the association is spearheading to address the current patient access problem when it comes to pain management pharmaceuticals.

January 8, 2014

News stories about doctor shopping and prescription pad pilfering in pursuit of a pain-pill induced high have become commonplace, prompting many legislators and regulators to consider further restrictions on pain medicines like hydrocodone compounds. But there may be a story that’s not being told — that the patients who suffer from chronic pain and need that hydrocodone to reclaim their lives are being stigmatized. The prevalence of pain pill abuse has left in its wake as many as 116 million legitimate pain sufferers who are finding it more difficult to access their therapies.

January 2, 2014

One reason pain patient advocates are so passionate about what they do is because they are pain patients themselves — they know the stigma associated with chronic pain; they know how difficult it can be to access appropriate pain therapy sometimes. That’s the story of Gina Libby, volunteer pain patient advocate who has lived with chronic pain for more than 20 years.

December 5, 2013

Regular visits to the doctor, keeping a strict fitness routine and dieting are perceived to be the most important elements in managing and preventing diabetes, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers with diabetes or a family history of diabetes. As many as 94% of respondents visited their doctor regularly, and the same number of respondents exercised regularly. To see more Patient Views, click here.

December 5, 2013

Among diabetes sufferers and those with a diabetic in their household, the critical role of the physician in condition management is most visible, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers. Eight-in-10 indicate their doctor is very or somewhat involved in their own or their household member's diabetes management; half report their doctor is their primary source for condition info — 43% more than those using the second-most common source, health-related web sites.

December 5, 2013

Making regular doctor appointments is the activity done most often by respondents (78%) to live a healthy life, at least 10 percentage points higher than diet and exercise, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers with diabetes or a family history of diabetes. As many as 70% limit alcohol consumption, and 68% monitor their diet.

December 19, 2014

How is CVS Health planning to replace the loss of $2 billion in tobacco sales? By driving core front-end businesses and improving the shopping experience. In fact, CVS/pharmacy has big plans for health and beauty, Helena Foulkes, EVP and president of CVS/pharmacy, told analysts during the company’s Annual Analyst Day on Dec. 16.

December 19, 2014

Dollar General on Friday stated that it remains actively engaged in discussions with the Federal Trade Commission regarding the extent of potential divestitures that would be required in connection with an acquisition of Family Dollar Stores.

December 19, 2014

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has announced that it has closed the acquisition of Habitrol brand — an over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy transdermal patch — from Novartis Consumer Health.

December 19, 2014

The overwhelming majority of GlaxoSmithKline shareholders on Thursday approved the proposed transaction with Novartis.

December 19, 2014

India's skincare brand, Clean & Clear, has announced the launch of its new Pimple Clearing Face Wash.

December 19, 2014

Gallup has released its annual Honesty and Integrity Survey, and pharmacists maintained their ranking in the second position — behind only nurses and tied with medical doctors.

The survey measures the public’s trust of diverse professions, including but also well beyond health care.

December 19, 2014
Rinovum Women’s Health, a privately held, U.S.-based women’s health company, announced Friday that it has secured $3 million in a series C financing from its existing investor base.
December 19, 2014

While more and more beauty shoppers are buying products online, big box retailers, pharmacies and grocery stores are still the top sources for many cosmetics and grooming products, according to the findings of a recent survey by The Harris Poll.

December 19, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved QNasl (beclomethasone dipropionate) 40 mcg for the treatment of nasal symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis in children ages 4 years to 11 years.

December 18, 2014

Alex Brands has acquired toy brand Shrinky Dinks for an undisclosed amount.

December 18, 2014

Manhattan residents have the opportunity to receive Amazon deliveries faster than even before.

December 18, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association is reminding the 250 million people who visit the pharmacy each week to utilize their relationship with their neighborhood pharmacist to meet their health care and information needs during the cold and flu season.

December 18, 2014

The CVS Health Research Institute released a first look at the comparative utilization of two new hepatitis C treatments in the weeks following their respective launches.

December 18, 2014

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories announced Tuesday that it has launched Valganciclovir Tablets USP 450 mg, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of the antiviral Valcyte (Valganciclovir) tablets, in the U.S. market.

December 18, 2014

ECRM has announced that it is simultaneously hosting the Private Brands Foods and the Private Brands Health & Beauty Care events the week of April 12, 2015 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Fla.

December 18, 2014

H-E-B donated $1 million to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to be used in the school's diabetes research program, according to a report from the Valley Morning Star published Thursday.