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.

February 9, 2016

In addition to the six flavors in the current line-up, Curate will introduce Curate Kids bars this spring, with other new snacks coming later this year.

February 9, 2016

James Robinson will replace retiring president of Americas operations Masao Yoshida, effective April 1. 

February 9, 2016

Two leading post-partum brands are joining together to offer women a "double dose" of stretch mark treatment and care.

February 9, 2016

Colgate-Palmolive Canada is introducing an product to the dental care aisle that encourages consumers to be proactive about their oral health.

February 9, 2016

Same-store sales increased 1.7% for the year, with pharmacy same-store sales up 4.5% and front-store same-store sales down 5%. 

February 9, 2016

Among the survey’s findings is the fact that when it comes to prescriptions, many respondents trust their pharmacist’s advice. 

February 9, 2016

As part of Garmin and higi's partnership, the “Go Green, Go Garmin” challenge will launch on March 1, allowing participants to register on high.com or at their local higi kiosk for the opportunity to win Garmin devices and merchandise. 

February 9, 2016

Responding to patient feedback, the Jean Coutu Group rolled out the latest version of its Health Record, a patient-pharmacist engagement tool. 

February 9, 2016

In addition to free health screenings, Sam’s Club Pharmacies also provide other savings and preventive care to each community they serve, such as year-round immunizations for children and adults.

February 9, 2016

Jeff Leger first joined Shoppers Drug Mart in 2008. Prior to SDM, Leger was manager, marking and professional services for Apotex.

February 9, 2016

The makers of the popular SKIPPY brand of peanut butter have taken the taste of SKIPPY and put it into bite-size snacks.

February 9, 2016

Walgreens will install safe medication disposal kiosks in more than 500 drug stores in 39 states and make naloxon available without a prescription at its pharmacies in 35 states. 

February 9, 2016

Patients whose health system uses the Zipnosis platform go through an adaptive interview, can be triaged using a phone or video encounter, and now with ZipTicket can get a boarding pass for rapid tests for such conditions as strep throat. 

February 8, 2016

McNeil Consumer Healthcare acquired the U.S. OTC license rights for Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray from AstraZeneca in 2014.

February 8, 2016

In addition to Medicare savings on prescription drugs, about 5.8 million Medicare beneficiaries made use of an annual wellness visit in 2015, some million more than did so in 2014, CMS said.