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 25, 2015

In this special report, Drug Store News examines the critical role community pharmacy plays in our nation’s healthcare system, and what could be done to close the gap on provider access, lower costs and improve health outcomes for millions of Americans, by enabling the pharmacist to practice at the top of their license.

 

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. 

May 16, 2014

Drug Store News recently sat down with Miranda Rochol, VP product and strategy for Healthcare Data Solutions, to discuss how comprehensive prescriber validation data solutions can save a pharmacy operation billions of dollars in costs.

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.

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.

May 22, 2015

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation’s diabetes management solution, the Patient Self-Management Credential for Diabetes, was highlighted at the Healthcare Leadership Council’s wellness briefing.

May 22, 2015

The Phoenix House New England will host the annual New England Public Service Award Luncheon at the Omni Providence Hotel, honoring Helena Foulkes, EVP, CVS Health, and president, CVS/pharmacy.

May 21, 2015

The No. 1 multivitamin brand on Thursday introduced a new multi in gummy format. 

May 21, 2015

CVS Health entered an agreement to acquire Omnicare, a provider of pharmacy services to long-term care facilities.

May 21, 2015

Drug Store News, in partnership with higi, a consumer health engagement company, is hosting the first-ever Fit Pharmacist Challenge, a series of fitness-tracking competitions that will reward winning pharmacists and pharmacy technicians for logging the most miles.

May 21, 2015

Sales of sports-nutrition products are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.5% through 2020, according to a new Transparency Market Research report released Thursday. 

May 21, 2015

DSN senior editor MIchael Johnsen examines niche opportunities in the intimacy health, gummy vitamin, pet health and cough-cold prevention categories, including the latest trends, in this multi-page report.

May 21, 2015

More than 9-in-10 retail executive leaders are worried about executing against their retail strategy. 

May 20, 2015

Prevention remains a priority for consumers heading into cough-cold season, as evidenced by the sales of two brands well known for their immunity-boosting benefits.

May 20, 2015

Why would Walmart launch an insurance education service for the 140 million Americans who shop its stores each week? For one thing, because more than 60% of Americans have a tough time understanding their health insurance plan options, according to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation, and nearly 40% feel that they picked the wrong plan after enrolling.

May 20, 2015

Mergers and acquisitions among pharmaceutical companies has kicked into high gear this year, mirroring the larger trend sweeping across the entire spectrum of the health care industry since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act two years ago.

May 20, 2015

Drug Store News, in partnership with higi, a consumer health engagement company, is hosting the first-ever Fit Pharmacist Challenge, a series of fitness-tracking competitions for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

May 20, 2015

Walmart means health and wellness. Increasingly, that’s the message that Wal-Mart Stores is working to convey to the 140 million Americans who walk through its store aisles each week.

May 20, 2015

GoJo Industries recently expanded its hand sanitizer position with a new purchase opportunity — one that’s mom-friendly, serves an on-the-go need and is incremental to the category — with its launch of Purell Wipes into retail.

May 20, 2015

Delhaize America's Hannaford's banner and Publix were the top two chains in the 2015 Temkin Effort Ratings, the firm reported Wednesday. 

May 20, 2015

A retail pharmacy giant is beginning to fully harness the power of scale. Now firmly established as one of the top retailers of prescription drugs in the United States, Walmart may soon lay claim to an even bigger share of the pharmacy and OTC market as its leaders learn to align pharmacy operations and in-store marketing efforts more closely with other departments within Walmart’s Supercenters, discount stores and Neighborhood Markets.

May 20, 2015

The new Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight within KPMG's Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice will be led by seasoned regulatory and policy veteran Larry Kocot.

May 20, 2015

Move over fellas; the condom aisle isn’t just for men anymore. Well, it never was really, but as retail pharmacies become more adept at discreetly merchandising intimacy health — remember when the pharmacist had to pull the condom display from behind the counter? — there is a trend developing toward marketing condoms with the female buyer in mind.