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 2, 2016

According to Veterans Affairs estimates, the price range for IUD costs to the military is $350 to $650 per device. Allergan will offer its IUD to the military treatment facilities and VA hospitals for $55.83.

May 2, 2016

Nuplazid (pimavanserin), from Acadia Pharmaceuticals, is the first medication to be approved to treat Parkinson’s-related psychosis, which affects some 40% of the 4-6 million patients with Parkinson’s disease. 

May 2, 2016

The new oral formulation is interchangeable with the company’s Fycompa tablets, and Eisai expects to make it available in June.

May 2, 2016

The largest non-chocolate manufacturer in the U.S. is overhauling some of its iconic brands to appeal to the changing tastes of Millennials and Generation Z.

May 2, 2016

The review will include a thorough evaluation of the company's current operating plan.

May 2, 2016

Heineken has rolled out a new digital campaign that aims to bring together fans from the brand's 1,000 global music events and includes TV ads, new packaging designs and other efforts. According to Marketing Magazine, the brand is targeting music fans and Millennials with its #LiveYourMusic campaign. (Marketing Magazine)

May 2, 2016

Mars Chocolate North America is leveraging the popularity of its venerable M&M's brand by launching a new campaign tied to the new "X-Men: Apocalypse" movie, which premieres May 27.

May 2, 2016
The drug is indicated to treat acne vulgaris, and the company has already begun shipping to customers following FDA approval. 
 
May 2, 2016

Target is testing robots that track inventory on its store shelves, according to a Fortune report published last week. "Simbe Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup, built the robot called Tally that it says can roll autonomously around the store while scanning products to determine if they have been misplaced, mispriced, or are low in stock," the report noted. "Additionally, Target executives said the retail giant was said it was looking to develop a 'concept store' that could incorporate robotics and other technologies, although details were limited." (Fortune

May 2, 2016

A brand known for softening laundry for over 30 years is taking category leadership and innovation to the next level with two new product introductions. 

May 2, 2016

The incremental sales impact due to the Easter calendar shift was approximately $7.1 million or a 1% increase in comparable store sales, Weis Markets reported. 

April 29, 2016

The states with the highest rates of influenza, according to the Index, were Arizona, Texas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.

April 29, 2016

One of the nation’s leading yogurt brands is overhauling its portfolio of products by adding more natural ingredients.

April 29, 2016

The Coca-Cola Company is leveraging the increasing popularity of sparkling water by expanding its Dasani Sparkling line.

April 29, 2016

The deal will see the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy acquiring the seven-year-old oncology-focused company for $75 million, a mixture of cash and about 328,000 shares of Diplomat stock.