March 23, 2015

Immunity boosters and hand sanitizer are on most back-to-school shopping lists as consumers prepare their families for the inevitable sniffles, sneezes and coughs associated with the cold and flu season. As many as 53.5% of shoppers are placing hand sanitizer into that BTS basket, according to a survey conducted by Field Agent on behalf of Drug Store News, and 50.3% are stocking up on immunity boosting supplements. 

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.

August 27, 2015

In the short history of the wearable market, a clear divide has formed between smart wearables and basic wearables (devices that do not run third-party applications, and includes most fitness trackers).

August 27, 2015

The affiliation encourages collaboration between the health care providers and MinuteClinic providers to improve coordination of care for patients seen at MinuteClinic locations. 

August 27, 2015

When asked about readiness in the face of a cyber-attack, 66% of executives at health plans said they were prepared, while only 53% of providers said they were ready.

August 27, 2015

Get ready for the weekend by listening to DSN's Friday playlist

August 27, 2015

Passersby in Times Square this week were able to glimpse on the PR Newswire marquee that DSN and higi had announced the winners of their first-ever Fit Pharmacist Challenge. 

August 27, 2015

Dollar General grew both customer traffic and average ticket for the 30th consecutive quarter, CEO Todd Vasos reported. 

August 27, 2015

Consumer awareness, distribution channel expansion and the challenge of traditionally non-natural product categories are the three top drivers in the natural personal care market, according to the Kline Group’s Natural Personal Care Global Series report, released on Thursday.

August 27, 2015

"The popularity of digital coupons and shopping apps is at an all-time high," Meijer VP digital shopping and customer marketing Michael Ross says.

August 27, 2015

For the second quarter Fred's net loss totaled $4.9 million or ($0.13) per share. This compares with a net loss of $16.4 million or ($0.45) per share for the second quarter ended Aug. 2, 2014. 

August 27, 2015

Although 80% of men use grooming products, facial skin care has the biggest opportunity to expand usage, according to the NPD Group’s 2015 Men’s Grooming Consumer Report, which was released Tuesday.

August 27, 2015

Grand View Research is estimating that the global organic personal care market will reach $15.98 billion by 2020, according to a report released on Thursday.

August 27, 2015

The Ōura ring provides a long-term view on how the body and mind respond to sleep, rest and active life.

August 27, 2015

Walkers and runners earn 25 cents per mile for their chosen charity, while bikers earn 10 cents per mile. 

August 27, 2015

Whether it’s a snail serum or a foot cream that causes rough, dry skin to shed like a molten lobster, Asian beauty is not to be ignored. Western women will go out of their way to research and obtain these often hard-to-get products.

August 26, 2015

On the heels of news that its MinuteClinic telelehealth pilot was well received by patients, CVS Health announced Wednesday that it would be partnering with three telehealth companies to expand its current offerings.