February 8, 2017

With Amazon continuing to dominate as the world’s largest e-retailer, do you know how your products are performing on Amazon? See how your brand stacks up in the Amazon Fastmovers Report.

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. 

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.

February 27, 2017

Greensboro is the fifth market to be remodeled by the banner in the past several years, with the stores expected to be completed on a rolling basis between March and August.

February 27, 2017

Now through March 11, Giant/Martin’s customers can donate to their local food bank during checkout through the Bag Hunger in-store campaign.

February 27, 2017

During his listening session with representatives from the health insurance industry about the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act, President Trump said, “we're going to come up with something where not only will the market be great, but the people are going to be taken care of.” 

February 27, 2017
The tool has been visited more than a million times, the company said, noting that as more photos and data are processed, Olay Skin Advisor learns more about skin and users’ skin concerns and preferences. 
February 24, 2017

Beauty brand Acure  this week unveiled its new Acure Travel Pack — four of the company’s products in travel-friendly bottles that are TSA-approved. 

February 24, 2017

Pharmacists at Albertsons banner stores in 13 states can dispense Adapt Pharma’s Narcan Nasal Spray and counsel patients on how to use the opioid overdose reversal drug. 

February 24, 2017

The Hush Hat is designed to comfortably protect a baby’s sensitive hearing, reducing noise through specialized sound-absorbing foam and ultra-soft materials.

February 24, 2017

The brand is introducing its Everyday Cleaner with GunkGuard and Laundry Booster with FunkGuard. 

February 23, 2017

The organizations’ “Hunger Is” campaign features Academy Award-nominated actress Viola Davis as ambassador for the program, which has raised more than $18 million and funded 273 programs across the country to provide healthy food to children.

February 23, 2017

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that Supervalu executive Eric Hymas, who has overseen the company’s Cub Foods Banner since January 2016, is stepping down from his position. As the company seeks a replacement, Supervalu SVP marketing and consumer insights Chad Ferguson has taken over on an interim basis. “Chad is a dynamic leader with a wealth of experience and I’m very pleased he will be stepping in to lead Cub,”Supervalu SVP retail, merchandising and marketing Anne Dament told the Star Tribune. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
 

February 23, 2017

 Tom’s of Maine is adding to its line of natural body care products, introducing three body washes and four beauty bars.

February 22, 2017

Grooming company Beard Guyz will be rolling out a new collection of three products — Beard Butter Growth Formula, Growth Serum and Beard Scentz — this spring.

February 22, 2017

Benzer Pharmacy’s program will focus on medication therapy management, chronic disease state management, asthma education and business development.