June 16, 2015

“Mad Money” host Jim Cramer spoke with both CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo and Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell to get some additional insight into the deal between the two companies.

June 16, 2015

The FDA announced on Tuesday that it determined that partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not generally recognized as safe for use in human food.

June 16, 2015

PrescribeWellness, a provider of technological solutions to elevate the community pharmacist’s role in providing preventative healthcare services, has inked a strategic partnership with McKesson.

June 15, 2015

In the past 12 months ended April 19, Zyrtec (McNeil Consumer Healthcare) continues to dominate the allergy category with total retail sales of $332 million.

June 15, 2015

Whether it is through marketing campaigns or product innovation, makers of feminine hygiene products are striving to empower females and ensure that their menstrual cycles never stand in the way of certain activities.

June 15, 2015

Such chronic skin conditions as psoriasis and eczema have taken an anti-itch category known for its summertime seasonal sales spikes — because of such acute needs as poison ivy and bug bites — and have made it a year-round destination category.

June 15, 2015

Walmart, Costco and Rite Aid are three retailers driving significant traction in vitamin, mineral and supplement sales, TABS Group reported in May, helping to take share away from such online retailers as Amazon, which captures 36% of all online vitamin traffic, even as sales overall were up 3% to $11.8 billion.

June 15, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of technology, automation and generics, in this multi-page report.

June 15, 2015

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

June 15, 2015

Procer AVH, a supplement to improve cognitive health, is now available through 23,000 stores — more than double that number last year.

June 15, 2015

Earlier this year, AmerisourceBergen named Bob Mauch EVP and president of AmerisourceBergen Drug, tapping an executive who has been involved in improving pharmacy operations his whole life.

June 15, 2015

A recent NCPA event covering specialty pharmacy served two purposes: let payers know independents are actively in the business and let independents entering the business know what to expect. 

June 15, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the sleep, VMS and anti-itch categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

June 15, 2015

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare in May joined the gummy vitamin lineup with the launch of Centrum MultiGummies, adding the leading multivitamin brand to the number of adult gummy vitamin options on the shelf.

June 15, 2015

Information technology will play an increasingly critical role in how all health providers administer care, collaborate with one another in a team-based approach to care, and engage with patients themselves.

June 15, 2015

As many as 42% of the patients with a pharmacist on their care team had at least one change to their blood pressure drugs, which leads to improved outcomes, study finds.

June 15, 2015

The sun care market has benefited from skin cancer awareness campaigns, as well as the overall education about the importance of sun protection, but manufacturers are hoping to further brighten sales with sun care products that boast added benefits and innovative delivery methods.

June 15, 2015

Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell commented on the chain’s new partnership with CVS Health in a Q&A on Target’s blog, A Bullseye View.

June 15, 2015

Target plans to sell its pharmacy business to CVS Health for $1.9 billion and rebrand its nearly 1,700 prescription departments as CVS/pharmacy in a blockbuster deal that stunned the healthcare world.

June 15, 2015

As we raced to close this issue of Drug Store News, it sure had been a busy week for telehealth news, and by that measure, no headline was bigger than the news that Walgreens had decided to expand its partnership with Web-MD into three more states — Illinois, Washington and Colorado.

June 15, 2015

The credibility of the vitamins, minerals and supplements business has been attacked in recent months.

June 12, 2015

J&J's consumer business is looking to reclaim its No. 1 position, with its consumer chief outlining three reasons the OTC business is crucial to J&J's overall healthcare portfolio.

 

June 12, 2015

Through ACAP, Diplomat gains access to  13 million lives in Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP and other public programs.

June 12, 2015

The drug is a daily oral treatment for children 6 and up with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP).