May 21, 2015

Drug Store News editor in chief Rob Eder sat down with Randy Edeker, chairman, president and CEO of Hy-Vee and recently appointed National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman, to discuss the current state of retail pharmacy, the big challenges facing the industry, his top priorities as NACDS chairman and the role a regional supermarket pharmacy chain like Hy-Vee can play in innovating health care and being a catalyst for change.

April 22, 2015

During a recent TEDx event, CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo discussed the realignment of the company’s brand to "CVS Health" and its decision to pull tobacco products from its shelves.

April 21, 2015

"I often use the analogy of puzzle-making when I moderate strategy sessions with clients. Why? Because it provides a framework from which to fuel the conversation and the ideation that moves an organization or a brand forward," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog entry. 

March 25, 2015

In this special report, Drug Store News examines the critical role community pharmacy plays in our nation’s healthcare system, and what could be done to close the gap on provider access, lower costs and improve health outcomes for millions of Americans, by enabling the pharmacist to practice at the top of their license.

 

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.

May 29, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration Friday announced that it had approved Rapamune (sirolimus), distributed by Pfizer’s Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, as a treatment for the rare lung disease lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). 

May 29, 2015

Allergy remedy Flonase dominates the allergy aisle. 

May 29, 2015

As GMDC’s annual General Merchandise Conference gets underway in Orlando, Fla., spirits are running high as the association will unveil several new initiatives and will celebrate the appointment of Patrick Spear as the new CEO during the event.

May 29, 2015

GoJo announced Friday an expansion of its manufacurting and distribution capabilities. 

May 29, 2015

 According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon will add items such as milk, cereal, baby food and household cleaners to its Elements private label brand.

May 29, 2015

Industrial auctioneer Ritchie Bros. has announced that Rexall CFO Sharon Driscoll will be joining the company as CFO, effective July 6.

May 29, 2015

A product exhibiting a gender bias is viewed as more functional by consumers, both men and women. 

May 29, 2015

Type-2 diabetes patients do better when a pharmacist is a part of their care team. 

May 29, 2015

Are you satisfied with your looks? According to new GfK research, 60% of people in the United States said they are “completely” or “fairly” satisfied with their looks — slightly higher than the global average of 55%.

May 29, 2015

Recognizing that onsite health facilities can be an integral component of a successful health care program, employers are seeking to expand their use of such centers in the coming years, according to new research by global professional services company Towers Watson.

May 29, 2015

Teva on Friday announced that it would be rolling out a generic version of Lomedia 24 Fe birth control bills.