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.

July 22, 2016

Two new surveys conducted by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists reveal surprising and new information about adults living with type 2 diabetes.

July 22, 2016

Sephora is re-launching its private label collection and driving mobile sales with a series of new digital features on its websites and apps that help shoppers whittle through thousands of makeup and beauty tools to find what they're looking for. (Adweek)

July 22, 2016

Apotex  has launched rosuvastatin calcium tablets, the generic equivalent of Crestor by AstraZeneca.

July 22, 2016

Seventeen years after its founding, beauty retailer Bluemercury has opened its 100th store, and this time the retailer has gone bigger.

July 22, 2016

Cranberry U.T. Complete is available nationally in select natural products and wellness stores and retails for a suggested $32.99 per 2.46 oz container.

July 22, 2016

Markwins Beauty Brands has launched a restructuring of its corporate leadership team just several weeks after the company named a new COO. 

July 22, 2016

Mondelez International has appointed the former executive chairman of PPG Industries as a new member of Mondelez's board.

July 22, 2016

Teva announced that its Octreotide Acetate Injection, 50 mcg/mL, is back in stock and ready to order. 

July 22, 2016

Promius Pharma LLC, a subsidiary of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, has unveiled a new visual identity and corporate brand centered on the "Power of Humans Being." 

July 22, 2016

Google recently announced it is allowing businesses to send smartphone alerts to consumers via Google Play through a program called Nearby, Internet Retailer reported Tuesday. "CVS is one of the first businesses testing Nearby," the report stated. "CVS is using the Nearby program to let shoppers know they can send photos to the retailer for in-store printing via the CVS smartphone app," Internet Retailer concluded, citing Google. CVS declined to comment, according to the report. (Internet Retailer)

July 22, 2016

The first fully autonomous drone delivery to a customer home has occurred, and the retailer behind it is not who you would expect.

July 22, 2016

Select locations received 10-minute, no-equipment workout session with fitness, lifestyle and wellness expert Jennipher Walters, co-founder of Fit Bottomed Girls Community.

July 22, 2016

Teva Pharmaceuticals has added Sumatriptan Injection, USP (autoinjector) to its line of generic products. 

July 21, 2016

Subject to completion of the merger on July 23, 2016, Ahold Delhaize is expected to start trading on Euronext Amsterdam and Brussels on Monday, July 25, 2016, with ticker symbol AD.

July 21, 2016

Bazooka Candy Brands is leveraging the popularity of the upcoming Ice Age 5 film with an exclusive omnichannel program.