April 22, 2015

During a recent TEDx event, CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo discussed the realignment of the company’s brand to "CVS Health" and its decision to pull tobacco products from its shelves.

April 21, 2015

"I often use the analogy of puzzle-making when I moderate strategy sessions with clients. Why? Because it provides a framework from which to fuel the conversation and the ideation that moves an organization or a brand forward," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog entry. 

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.

June 30, 2015

The GPhA's Biosimilars Council cautions FDA against adopting distinguishable names for biosimilars and biologics. 

June 30, 2015

Crazy Foam, a 3-in-1 body wash, shampoo and conditioner featuring cartoon characters, will return to shelves after a decades-long hiatus.

June 30, 2015

CRN’s melatonin guidelines are the latest in a series of proactive recommendations that the association has developed as part of its self-regulatory initiatives.

June 30, 2015

JXT5 is formulated to support a healthy increase in testosterone, joint health and mobility, libido, prostate health and vision. 

June 30, 2015

Through a combination of social media and a tour of key BBQ festivals across the country, TUMS maintains brand awareness around its fast relief promise. 

June 30, 2015

The International Generic Pharmaceutical Alliance has issued a statement calling on parties negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership to make access to affordable medication a priority.

June 30, 2015

COO Mike Ellis started with Fred Meyer at 16 as a parcel clerk and over the ensuing 40 years served in many operations roles. 

June 30, 2015
Pinterest first announced the feature, called Buyable Pins, in early June.
June 30, 2015

Retailers can expect their labor costs to rise under a new proposal from the Obama administration.

June 30, 2015

Sam's Club's monthly complementary health screenings represent approximately $150 in tests. 

June 29, 2015

C-Line has released Write-on Poly File Jackets and Binder Pockets with Write-on Tabs.

June 29, 2015

Cosmederm Bioscience's new anti-itch creams addresses both chronic and acute itch needs. 

June 29, 2015

Meijer pioneered one-stop-shopping, the Michigan Historical Commission reported.