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.

April 25, 2015

Anda again hosted a stellar two-day event on the eve of NACDS Annual Meeting, featuring several notable sports celebrities, along with an industry overview from IMS Health’s Doug Long.

April 25, 2015

“Why do some companies’ ideas thrive while others die, and how do we improve the chances of our ideas sticking?” That was one of the key messages conveyed by Elevation Forum founder and Mack Elevation Forum leader Dan Mack during the latest forum.

April 25, 2015

Friday night in Palm Beach kicked off with the First Night Party at the Beach Club at the Breakers and the Crossmark party at Del Frisco's Grille during NACDS Annual Meeting 2015.

April 25, 2015

Strategic Exchange Appointments got into full swing on Saturday at the Cabanas during the 2015 NACDS Annual Meeting.

April 25, 2015

The New General Market Leadership platform — a Drug Store News and Mack Elevation Forum co-produced industry platform — kicked off before NACDS Annual Meeting with a special reception highlighting guest speaker Michael Yormark, president of Jay Z’s Roc Nation.

April 24, 2015

Amazon has introduced a shopping app for customers with an Apple Watch for swift and easy purchases.

April 24, 2015

Aurora Health Care, a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider that serves patients via its network of services and facilities — including its in-store QuickCare clinics — has selected Valify as its strategic purchased services partner to help identify, build and track savings opportunities.

April 24, 2015

Carma Laboratories, the manufacturer of Carmex lip balm products, has appointed Keith Edgett as VP of research and development.

April 24, 2015

Beauty brand ITCosmetics has teamed up with author Emily Liebert, who writes novels about the real-life concerns and complexities of women, to create an exclusive set of products tied to her new book.

April 24, 2015

A key Senate committee has approved a bill that would remove vaccine exemptions for school children in California, according to the Los Angeles Times.

April 24, 2015

Meijer has partnered with Scotts-MiracleGro to create an unprecedented lawn and garden section in its stores, just in time for the spring gardening season. 

April 24, 2015

Mylan has announced that it will commence with a formal offer to acquire generic drug maker Perrigo.

April 24, 2015

The two companies will launch the Up, Up and Away campaign to help remind parents and caregivers to keep laundry detergent pacs away from children.