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.

August 28, 2015

Alvogen on Wednesday announced that it will acquire a portfolio of four pharmaceutical products in the United States from Pfizer.

August 28, 2015

Amgen announced Friday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its new cholesterol treatment Repatha (evolocumab) injection.

August 28, 2015

Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationwide, according to the week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

August 28, 2015

3M, makers of Post-it Note and other household and office supplies,  recently uploaded a video of its own Rube Goldberg machine to its YouTube page.

August 28, 2015

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories on Thursday announced several senior level changes in their global management structure.

August 28, 2015

Vermont on Friday became the last state in the nation to legalize electronic prescriptions for controlled substances — a measure that many states have adopted as a way to combat the abuse of controlled substances and prevent individuals from resorting to fraudulent paper prescriptions.

August 28, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has a new diabetes treatment developed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Co.

August 28, 2015

Head & Shoulders, the official shampoo of the NFL, announced on Friday that New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is the company’s newest hair ambassador.

August 28, 2015

Lifeway Foods, a supplier of kefir cultured dairy products, on Thursday announced that the company’s Protein Kefir product has expanded its distribution to Harris Teeter. 

August 28, 2015

Mylan will now move forward with its plans to tender a formal offer directly to Perrigo’s shareholders. 

August 28, 2015
The transaction, whose details won’t be disclosed, is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2015.
August 28, 2015

Perrigo announced Friday that it had completed its $224 million (€200 million) acquisition of several OTC brands from GlaxoSmithKline’s OTC portfolio.

August 28, 2015

Fast-growing Ulta Beauty shows no signs of losing its momentum as the specialty retailer reported better than-expected results for the second quarter and raised its guidance.

August 27, 2015

In the short history of the wearable market, a clear divide has formed between smart wearables and basic wearables (devices that do not run third-party applications, and includes most fitness trackers).

August 27, 2015

The affiliation encourages collaboration between the health care providers and MinuteClinic providers to improve coordination of care for patients seen at MinuteClinic locations.