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. 

February 8, 2016

In addition to a guided user experience for the visitors, the new site features an “Areas of Expertise” pain that outlines the specialty pharmacy’s offerings, as well as a redesigned version of Diplomat’s “Whole Health” blog. 

February 8, 2016

The makers of Fresh Step are debuting a new product that blends kitty litter with Febreze.

February 8, 2016
The aim of the partnership is to boost adherence among patients — something a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found can be improved by text message reminders.
February 8, 2016

Policy and political analysis and idea-sharing are in full swing at the NACDS Regional Chain Conference – which focuses on the needs of National Association of Chain Drug Stores chain-member companies that operate from four to 250 stores each, as well as their supplier partners. 

February 8, 2016

Allergan's EVP and president branded pharma will take the reigns of Pfizer's consumer healthcare unit. 

February 8, 2016

“Hope” is the first of a series of new “From Hope to Cures” ads that will hit print, digital, radio and social channels throughout 2016.

February 8, 2016

Avella will manage the company’s specialty prescription fulfillment that Value Drug’s specialty pharmacy doesn’t offer or aren’t accessible to Value Drug members, among other services. 

February 7, 2016

Consumers looking for a way to cool off in the coming summer months may want to look at new products from Ban.

February 7, 2016

As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News assembled a first-class panel of retail pharmacy and supplier executives for an exclusive, in-depth discussion on emerging best practices for improving care among patients with chronic conditions.

February 5, 2016

NEW YORK -- Allure magazine gathered a panel of top beauty experts to weigh in on what trends will drive beauty retail this year. Predictions include natural looking nails and skin covered in glitter, according to the magazine. (Allure)

February 5, 2016

There's a new reason for shoppers to hit the hair care aisle before this Valentine's Day, and it's called BROO.

February 5, 2016

As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News hosted the Chronic Care and Retail Health Roundtable, expanding the program for the first time in its 15 year-existence beyond the diabetes management. 

February 5, 2016

GPhA president and CEO Chip Davis commented on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Thursday oversight meeting about the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2010. 

February 5, 2016

Three of the most iconic super heroes -- Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman -- are coming to bags of Jelly Belly jelly beans this spring.

February 5, 2016

According to the bill, people would be able to use their HSA account to pay for OTC medicines, as well as up to $1,000 per year in dietary supplements and homeopathic remedies. 

February 5, 2016
On Feb. 6, 2016, Larry the Cable Guy will present a check for $125,000 on behalf of Prilosec OTC at Taste of the NFL’s 25th annual Party with a Purpose. 
February 5, 2016

Southeastern Grocers officially opened the doors to its latest Winn-Dixie prototype store in the Jacksonville area, The Daily Record of Jacksonville, Fla. reported Thursday. It's the pilot store today, and represents the chain's thinking as it approaches as many as 50 remodels across its three banners this year, the paper reported. Currently Southeastern Grocers operates 752 Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo and Harvey's supermarkets. (The Daily Record)

February 5, 2016

DSN takes a deep dive into one of the most strategically important categories in retail pharmacy.

February 5, 2016

For all their talk about the customer, most retailers have yet to evolve to a business model that is truly customer-centric.

February 5, 2016

The idea to bring Caroline’s Cart to the Bullseye came from a Target team member with a child who has special needs who suggested the idea to Target's store operations team. 

February 5, 2016

A total of 20 major companies, ranging from American Express to Verizon, have banded together to help manage employer-borne healthcare costs, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. "Health care is one of the things that employees need and want," noted Marc Reed, chief administrative officer of Verizon. "What we're trying to do is to make this sustainable so that kind of coverage can continue." Alas, the group may have missed an opportunity by not including a single pharmacy provider - retail pharmacy is the one industry already schooled on how to reduce health costs through better adherence and improved outcomes. (The Wall Street Journal)