February 25, 2013

“The only real valuable thing is intuition,” said Albert Einstein. Within the consumer healthcare industry, nowhere is that more true than in the realm of brand management.

February 19, 2013

By now we are all well aware of the healthcare IT transformation taking place across the nation. This transformation is expected to continue for the foreseeable future with further implementation of Meaningful Use and the expansion of state Medicaid programs in 2014 as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requirements.

February 5, 2013

Money is a powerful motivator. Look no further than the sports world for validation. The PGA’s FedEx Cup encourages golfers to earn “points” towards participation in playoffs that offer a big season-ending payoff. Tennis has a similar format with the U.S. Open Series where performance in a series of events equates to a huge prize purse. Both instances use hefty prize money to help ensure the top performers participate and at high levels. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have applied this sports theory to its rankings system of Medicare Advantage (MA) and Prescription Drug Plans (PDP) plans. And there’s billions of dollars up-for-grabs for healthcare plans.

August 21, 2014

The generic drug industry — and by extension, patients across the United States — is being adversely impacted by what some are calling branded drug makers’ abuse of risk evaluation and mitigation strategies, or REMS.

August 21, 2014

Restricting access to samples of generic biological drugs would lead to nearly $140 million in lost savings for every $1 billion in biologics sales, Matrix Global Advisors said.

August 21, 2014

Brandperx in November will be launching its Patientperx platform, a diseases-state specific health resource that's being published in partnership with Reader's Digest. 

August 20, 2014

Pharmacists aren’t the only professionals grappling with the uncertainties of health reform, shifting patient-care delivery models and changing reimbursement standards.

August 20, 2014

Despite creating a detailed plan to speed up the rate at which generic drug applications are reviewed, experts say a backlog has developed at the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Generic Drugs.

August 20, 2014

Carma Labs on Wednesday announced the launch of Carmex Cold Sore Treatment. 

August 20, 2014

Despite a rocky start, the full rollout of health reform under the Affordable Care Act has already brought major benefits to the nation’s troubled health system and affordable coverage to millions of formerly uninsured or underinsured Americans, one of the Obama administration’s top health officials asserted recently.

August 20, 2014

Dove, in partnership with E! Entertainment, will showcase the One Shower Challenge during the network's red carpet coverage of the Emmys on Aug. 25. The goal of the challenge is to highlight the results of Dove's new body washes.

August 20, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Cerdelga (eliglustat) for the treatment of adult patients with the Type 1 form of Gaucher disease.

August 20, 2014

“It’s not enough to pull drowning victims out of the river. You have to walk upstream to find out who’s throwing them in.” Physician and educator David Kilgore invoked that piece of wisdom from Episcopal bishop V. Gene Robinson to describe the current state of medicine in the United States — and the steps needed to drag the nation’s outmoded, costly and inefficient healthcare system into the 21st century.

August 20, 2014

Look for Walgreens to continue to try to create a kind of retail theater, focused very sharply on the front end of the store.

August 20, 2014

Good Neighbor Pharmacy on Tuesday invited patients to share their “Good Neighbor Story” for a chance to appear in a national television advertising campaign.

August 20, 2014

DSN presents a preview of some of the hottest beauty products that will appear on the show floor at NACDS Total Store Expo.

August 20, 2014

Milani Cosmetics, a color cosmetics brand, on Wednesday announced the launch of Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow. Milani also announced enhancements to its digital platform, helping to enrich the customer experience from trial to purchase.

August 20, 2014

As health care in the United States continues to move toward a patient-centric system, new opportunities are opening up for technology providers.

August 20, 2014

Former New York police commissioner Raymond Kelly will be the featured keynote lunch speaker at the 16th annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit on Dec. 2 at the New York Athletic Club.

August 20, 2014

While drug stores across North America have diversified their mix over the past few years, over-the-counter medications remain at the heart of most every pharmacy retailer’s efforts, helping to maintain the drug channel’s inherent value as a front-line healthcare provider and the outlet of choice for consumers suffering from a wide range of minor illnesses.

August 20, 2014

“All providers in the healthcare system should practice to the fullest extent allowed by their license.”

August 20, 2014

In July, the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy and the Specialty Pharmacy Association of America announced the two organizations would merge, creating the largest professional and trade association in the specialty pharmacy industry. To find out more, DSN interviewed Larry Irene, CEO of Armada Health Care and SPAARx founder, and Gary Cohen, CEO of NASP.

August 20, 2014

It’s show time once again as the National Association of Chain Drug Stores kicks off its Total Store Expo in Boston. Hailed as the industry’s largest gathering of its most influential leaders, the NACDS Total Store Expo is a combination of both strategic and tactical business meetings between existing and new trading partners. Attendees will no doubt end this four-day conference armed with new insights into today’s evolving marketplace.