December 11, 2014

Team up with other healthcare entities, or wither on the vine. That’s the new reality for community pharmacy, said Kermit Crawford on the eve of his retirement as president of pharmacy, health and wellness for Walgreens. 

December 11, 2014

There’s a shift happening within the ethnic beauty market — specifically in the hair care segment — as competition in the category becomes more intense and as multicultural beauty marketers increasingly recognize the importance of breaking the borders between general and multicultural beauty.

December 11, 2014

As technology floods nearly every sector of the economy and the Affordable Care Act moves healthcare providers from a fee-for-service model to one that reimburses based on patient outcomes, healthcare executives are gearing up for the industry’s next monumental shift. Telemedicine.

December 11, 2014

The holiday season is the battery category’s best friend. A shift in the consumer electronics industry to built-in rechargeable batteries and the growth of do-it-all smartphones that replace many battery-operated devices has left the category in a slump. 

December 11, 2014

Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies has named Jorge Mesquita as worldwide chairman, effective Dec. 15, overseeing such brands as Aveeno, Johnson’s, Listerine, Neutrogena and Tylenol.

December 11, 2014

Kroger on Thursday announced that Nora Aufreiter has been elected to the company's board of directors.

December 11, 2014

David Dillon will retire as chairman of the board on Dec. 31 after 38 years of service.

 

December 11, 2014

Lupin Pharmaceuticals launched the authorized generic version of Celebrex capsules in 50-, 100-, 200- and 400-mg dosage strengths. 

December 11, 2014

The introduction of Chattem’s Nasacort 24HR in February was the big deal this year in the allergy space.

December 11, 2014

The global market for mHealth is expected to reach $49.1 billion by 2020, according to a recent study by Grand View Research. Monitoring services are expected to remain the dominant and fastest-growing market segment, with market revenue of $1.2 billion in 2012, and an estimated CAGR of 49.7% from 2014 to 2020.

 
December 11, 2014

Millennials often are perceived as healthier than baby boomers

December 11, 2014

Mobile devices drove online sales growth this holiday, fueled in part by the use of mobile-specific shopping sales. Going forward, the trend shows little signs of slowing as retailers are seeing mobile as a strong conversion tool. That was a key message of the webinar, “Mobile Engagement Drives Happier Holidays for Retailers,” held on Thursday.

December 11, 2014

Mylan on Thursday announced the launch of methocarbamol injection USP, 100 mg. 

December 11, 2014

Mylan on Thursday announced the launch of prednisolone sodium phosphate orally disintegrating tablets in 10-mg, 15-mg and 30-mg dosage strengths. 

 

December 11, 2014

Pharmacists, patients and payers must work together to take advantage of med sync tools and help alleviate the issue of medication nonadherence, stated B. Douglas Hoey, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, in a statement issued on Thursday.

December 11, 2014

Beiersdorf’s Nivea Men brand will launch new products in January for guys with sensitive skin.

December 11, 2014

Holiday shoppers took advantage of deep discounting and early sales to lift retail spending in November, the National Retail Federation said Thursday.

December 11, 2014

External analgesics is a category replete with growth brands with a base of $497.8 million across total U.S. multi-outlets, and more than 8.1% in growth for the 52 weeks ended Sept. 7, according to IRI data.

December 11, 2014

Girls don’t poop. At least that’s what we want guys to believe and, thanks to Poo-Pourri, we can still hide the truth.

December 11, 2014

Kermit Crawford, a key architect in the transformation of pharmacy practice and the elevation of health-and-wellness services at the nation's largest drug chain, is retiring at the end of this year. DSN spoke at length with the pharmacy veteran about his role in the evolution of pharmacy at Walgreens, his outlook for the profession, and his own plans for 2015 and beyond.

 
December 11, 2014

Quaker Oats Co., a unit of PepsiCo, on Thursday announced a line of new breakfast products. The brand said it hopes the new additions will give consumers an exciting, nutritional option for the cold months ahead. 

December 11, 2014

Market data reflects growth in the liquid body wash category for 2014 as compared with 2013. DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create an exclusive report, “Shifts in Trends and Market Share Growth: Liquid Body Wash.”

December 11, 2014

In the October issue of DSN, I wrote about a pet clinic program Walgreens was testing in 50 stores in Massachusetts.