August 20, 2015

While the first retail clinics began to enter chronic disease management going back as early as 2010, these efforts have been ramped up considerably in recent years as payers look more aggressively to lower costs and health systems look to drive improved patient outcomes.

August 20, 2015

AmerisoureBergen’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy network network announced Thursday that it awarded a total of $12,500 in college scholarships to seven high school seniors aspiring to enter the healthcare industry.

August 20, 2015

One more thing. At the end of the day, that’s really what it’s all about — convincing the consumer to put one more thing in their shopping cart.

August 20, 2015

There’s nothing “general” about the emerging market segments, according to Larry Levin, EVP business development at IRI. The catalysts for change are shoppers with a “millennial mindset” — not just those born between 1980 to 2000, but those who are influenced by that group — and the mushrooming ranks of multicultural consumers.

August 20, 2015

Boehringer Ingelheim earlier this week released new data from its clinical trials for its Phase IIIb OTEMTO 1&2 trials, which indicate that Stiolto Respimat provided provided “clinically meaningful improvements” in the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) total score, compared to placebo, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the company said. 

August 20, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the analgesics, digestives, VMS, cough-cold, sleep and first aid categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

August 20, 2015

Sales of OTC products are ramping up significantly with a $1.5 billion gain over the first six months of 2015. 

August 20, 2015

Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson secured his place in history by signing into law the legislation that created Medicare and Medicaid. It was a landmark in the nation’s social and political development and an evolutionary leap for community pharmacy.

August 20, 2015

In the Aug. 24 issue, DSN also highlighted some of the companies attracting — and retaining — New General Market consumers, including Ansell, Beiersdorf, Dentek, Fleet, hello products, Kao Brands, Mentholatum, Paris Presents and Wahl.

August 20, 2015

TruTag Technologies is looking to impact the food and drug industry with its edible security platform. “TruTags,” the company's microtags, can help to authenticate products without packaging or labels. DSN recently spoke with Kent Mansfield, president of TruTag Technologies.

August 20, 2015

Addressing everything from minor cuts and abrasions to skin rashes and muscle aches, the first aid category is doing well — sales of first-aid treatments are up 5.5% to $1.4 billion for the 52 weeks ended June 14 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI, and the larger accessories category — including heat/ice packs — is up 7.2% to $1.8 billion.

August 20, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores will host a Vision 2026 platform at the Total Store Expo this month in Denver. Here, DSN previews a few of the companies that will be participating in Vision 2026 by offering their perspectives on the changes ahead in retail and health care in the years to come.

August 20, 2015

The partnership will see three new Swedish Express Care and Providence Express Care clinics open in Portland- and Seattle-area stores in early 2016. 

August 20, 2015

Sleeping remedy sales reached $446.3 million on 6.5% growth for the 52 weeks ended June 14 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI. And while the products sold may help consumers sleep at night, the category still is contributing a steady flow of dollars to OTC coffers.

August 19, 2015

The company is one of the first to launch a generic version of the discontinued Abilify Oral Solution used to treat depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. 

August 19, 2015

Drug Store News has learned that Shannon Curtin, Walgreens group VP and general merchandise manager for beauty and personal care, will leave the company, effective Sept. 1.

August 19, 2015

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would grant doctors the final say on which prescription drugs to prescribe for their patients in Medicaid's managed care programs, the Associated Press reports.

August 19, 2015

Levy will provide key insights on the changing healthcare industry to advance the board's mission of helping consumers make more informed healthcare decisions.

August 19, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration handed down its anticipated approval of Sprout Pharmaceuticals’ Addyi, a treatment for women with generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder. 

August 19, 2015

LeeAnn Weniger-Mandrillo operates a marketing firm focused on creating social media and marketing campaigns about drugs, alcohol, mental health and bullying.

August 19, 2015

TruMedicines on Tuesday launched a 40-day Kickstarter campaign for a smartphone app that promotes medication safety.

August 18, 2015

Drug Store News sat down with Tom O’Donnell, VP federal government affairs at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, to discuss pharmacist provider status and the latest pro-pharmacy legislative initiatives in the U.S. House and Senate.

August 18, 2015

PrescribeWellness solutions have been proven to improve a patient’s adherence to their medication and the pharmacy’s ratings in various performance measures.

August 18, 2015

Overall, 95% of patients were highly satisfied with the quality of care they received at MinuteClinic, the ease with which telehealth technology was integrated into the visit, and the timeliness and convenience of their care