August 20, 2014

Don’t think of it as a set prototype — it’s an evolution. That’s what Rite Aid executives have always maintained, since first launching its Wellness store format in 2010. If you want to see where the evolution has taken the chain, and how the very latest thinking is reflected in the current format, watch Rite Aid president and COO Ken Martindale walk DSN through the company’s newly remodeled Wellness store in Beverly Hills, Calif., on North Canon Road.

August 14, 2014

Rite Aid and Heritage Provider Network recently announced a new agreement to bring the Rite Aid Health Alliance program to HPN's chronic and polychronic patients in Southern California. The agreement marked Rite Aid’s fifth such partnership — and largest to date — under its Health Alliance initiative, which pairs local physicians with Rite Aid pharmacists and a new position in Rite Aid stores — the in-store “health coach” — to help patients meet specific health-related goals identified by their doctors.

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.

September 16, 2014

BelVita Soft Baked Breakfast Biscuits announced the launch of its #MorningWin Swag Shop. 

September 16, 2014

Baxter International announced that the Food and Drug Adminsitration approved Rixubis [coagulation factor IX (recombinant)] for the treatment, control and prevention of bleeding episodes, as well as perioperative management, in children with hemophilia B. 

September 16, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday praised the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014 (H.R. 4771), introduced by Reps. Joe Pitts, R-Pa., and Frank Pallone, D-N.J.

September 16, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced approval for Movantik (naloxegol), a treatment for opioid-induced constipation in adults.

September 16, 2014

Mood Media, a designer of in-store consumer experiences, is integrating its presence capabilities into client locations across the country, enabling them to leverage Mood’s location-based signal technology for mobile marketing apps and initiatives.

September 16, 2014

The Natural Products Association on Monday announced it has signed 127 new members since naming Daniel Fabricant executive director and CEO in April. 

September 16, 2014

NBTY on Monday announced that the supplement manufacturer had received two Gold level national awards at a ceremony hosted by the Golden Bridge Awards. 

September 16, 2014

More than 75 locally-owned community pharmacies throughout Arkansas are enhancing patient care by participating in a unique 9-month medication adherence program.

September 16, 2014

Gold Mobile, a provider of a cloud-based commerce and engagement platform, has announced the launch of its new healthcare division, GoMo Health.

September 16, 2014

Apira Science’s iGrow Hair Growth System is the first wearable, hands-free, in-home hair growth device to receive OTC clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for hair growth in men, the company has announced.

September 16, 2014

Nielsen on Monday announced its series of video vignettes celebrating the Hispanic consumer.

September 16, 2014

The Natural Products Association on Monday announced the hire of Aimee Nichols as director of government affairs and Melinda Price as communications coordinator. 

September 16, 2014

Price Chopper has announced that its pharmacies are now carrying the flu vaccine and Price Chopper’s pharmacists can administer it — with no appointment necessary — for anyone over the age of 19 years.

September 16, 2014

Roche on Tuesday announced that the Accu-Chek Aviva Expert system is now available by prescription.