August 1, 2016

Learn how to easily spot phony prescriptions and save your pharmacists from costly federal fines up to $25,000 each. This 2016 report on pharmacy compliance trends from IMS Health/HDS is a real eye opener. 

July 29, 2016

Increased Medicare audits are raising the stakes for compliance in today’s pharmacies, with stricter enforcement than ever before. In fact, the likelihood of receiving a Part B audit request continues to climb amid national efforts to control fraud, waste and abuse.

March 15, 2016

In this special report, Drug Store News takes an in-depth look at community pharmacy and its growing role in helping to lower healthcare costs and expand patient access in the United States.

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 25, 2016

“We have started our new chapter as Ahold Delhaize with good momentum, with these two strong sets of pre-merger results,” Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer said.

August 25, 2016

Dollar General Corp. reported lower-than-expected revenue for the second quarter amid increasing competition and reduced food stamp coverage.

August 25, 2016

A little over one year since it acquired rival Family Dollar, Dollar Tree reported revenue that missed Wall Street expectations amid lower customer traffic.

August 25, 2016

Amgen’s Parsabiv is aimed at treating hyperparathyroidism in adult patients with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis.

August 25, 2016

Natural beverage brand KeVita is now offering the broadest distribution of apple cider drinking vinegars in the U.S. market.

August 25, 2016

Kohl's has finished the rollout of enhanced beauty departments across its entire store footprint as the retailer focuses on health and wellness products as a key driver for sales in its existing stores.

August 25, 2016

Dr. David Buxton earned his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed his adult psychiatric residency at Brown University Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. 

August 25, 2016

Just in time for back-to-school season, Prestige Brands is launching the first-ever and only data-driven lice tracker. 

August 25, 2016

Loyalty program membership and same-store sales continue to fuel growth at Ulta Beauty, which posted blockbuster earnings in the second quarter.

August 25, 2016

Pepsi and Tostitos are kicking off the NFL season by giving fans the opportunity to experience the game from the sidelines and in the tunnel with the players.

August 25, 2016

Squeezable pouch snacking is getting more innovative with the introduction of a new puree for kids from Smash.

August 25, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced Thursday it has exercised warrants to purchase 22.7 million AmerisourceBergen common shares, representing a stake of 23.9%.