July 16, 2015

Rite Aid’s wellness+ loyalty program was a key catalyst in the company’s turnaround, Ken Martindale, Rite Aid president and COO, told Drug Store News. And now that the loyalty program is evolving into wellness+ with Plenti, part of a first-of-its-kind loyalty coalition, it may serve as another bellwether for Rite Aid as the company transforms into a comprehensive retail healthcare company.

July 16, 2015

OutcomesMTM provides medication therapy management for more than 5.5 million patients. 

July 16, 2015

Colgate introduced a new toothpaste that helps reverse early damage to teeth and gums on Thursday.

July 16, 2015

As consumers continue to shy away from highly sweetened carbonated beverages in favor of what they see as more healthy alternatives, soda makers are responding by branching out into new areas and reformulating some of their most popular products.

July 16, 2015

Americans are snacking more than ever.

According to a recent consumer survey, nearly half of people across the country skip at least three traditional meals every week in favor of so-called “munchies.”

July 16, 2015

In recent months, copper-infused compression devices have caught the attention of shoppers in the first aid aisle.

From socks to gloves to braces for the back, knee, ankle and elbow, these products are providing pain relief to thousands of weekend warriors and people with circulation problems.

July 16, 2015

DSN beauty editor Antoinette Alexander has given birth to her first child.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid’s latest acquisition, the PBM EnvisionRx, significantly expands opportunities across two of the fastest growing sectors of healthcare— Medicare Part D and specialty pharmacy.

July 16, 2015

Galderma Laboratories announced Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved it Epiduo Forte Gel, an antibiotic-free daily treatment for acne vulgaris.

July 16, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration recently issued its final guidance on the appearance of generic pharmaceuticals, recommending that drugs made by generic manufacturers closely mimic the physical attributes, including the size, shape and color, of the drugs that they reference.

July 16, 2015

Thousands of independent pharmacy owners from across the country gathered here last month for McKesson ideaShare 2015, to explore the latest tools and strategies to help enhance patient care and improve profitability.

July 16, 2015

Acne has long been characterized as the plague of adolescent existence. It is one of those things that comes with the package of puberty and fluctuating hormones. Or at least, it was.

July 16, 2015

Ralph Neas, president and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, issued a statement last month criticizing the FDA at the organization’s public meeting on the Generic Drug User Free Act.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid may be a company in the midst of a major transformation to provide greater access to health services, but there is one thing that hasn’t changed and won’t change — Rite Aid’s commitment to helping its neighbors.

July 16, 2015

The majority of millennial parents (85%) are using their smartphones to help them shop brick-and-mortar retail locations, according to the results of a new study by Retale. But what’s especially interesting is how moms and dads use mobile differently.

July 16, 2015

Hyland’s has launched Hyland’s 4 Kids Bumps ’n Bruises with Arnica, a topical ointment stick that provides safe and effective relief of bruising, pain and swelling with Arnica Montana.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid is experimenting with a new interactive kiosk to help consumers navigate a complex category to shop — vitamins and nutritional supplements. According to Rite Aid EVP of merchandising Tony Montini, the initial customer response has been extremely positive.

July 16, 2015

When Keurig Green Mountain Inc. rolls out its Keurig Cold at-home beverage system this fall, consumers will be able to make a variety of Dr. Pepper carbonated drinks with the machine.

July 16, 2015

In half the size, the new Boost RTD packs the same protein-rich punch. 

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid has its merchandising strategy down to a fine science. Even as the merchant team reporting to Tony Montini, Rite Aid EVP of merchandising, delivers a standardized shopping experience to Rite Aid customers, the company’s merchants are constantly experimenting with new ideas that help differentiate that shopping experience from the store across the street.

July 16, 2015

Co-owners Danny, Jacob and Jared Johnson were honored for working to enhance the health of the Marble City, Ala., community.

July 16, 2015

The combination of sweet and savory flavors has become one of the hottest trends in snacking in recent years. And nowhere has this been more evident than in the pretzel segment.

July 16, 2015

Global snack brand Mondelēz International has closed its acquisition of an 80% stake in Kinh Do, Vietnam’s leading snack business, the company announced Thursday.