November 13, 2014

Because retail pharmacy represents the frontlines of health care today, the drug store operator who best connects to their customer/patient base gains a significant competitive advantage. That means willing with people. 

“Our business imperative is an intentional connection to our customers and patients for all that supports healthier lives,” Dedra Castle told DSN

November 13, 2014

CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo once told Eileen Howard Boone: “Never give up on success. Stay committed to winning, and don’t be deterred by obstacles. They make you stronger and more creative. Be persistent and do what it takes to win — the right way.” 

November 13, 2014

If she could go back in time and talk to a younger Helena Foulkes, just getting started in her career — there’s just two words she would have for her: “Chill out.” 

November 13, 2014

“It’s not just the goal that’s important, it’s how you get there.” That’s the compass that guides Ahold’s Joanne Leonardi, who identifies the direction for the grocer’s health-and-wellness offerings. 

November 13, 2014

Jody Pinson started her career with Walmart 24 years ago. Her father was in the retail industry as well. So, you could say it’s in her blood.

November 13, 2014

Lynne Fruth, the youngest daughter of Fruth Pharmacy’s founder, Jack Fruth, grew up in the family business. “My first job in the industry was as a kid passing handbills door to door and wrapping gifts in our first store,” she said.

November 13, 2014

There is only one thing you have full control of in your life — your own character. That’s one of the many important lessons Mary Kelly ever learned from her parents, she told DSN. And it clearly carries over into her leadership role today at Rexall Pharma Plus.

November 13, 2014

Nancy Gagliano has always been passionate about helping people live healthier lives — a devotion that led her to primary care and ultimately to CVS Health’s MinuteClinic.

 
November 13, 2014

“When you get a seat at the table, use it — and be fearless.” That’s a key piece of advice shared by Walgreens’ Shannon Curtin, and for those who know Curtin, they are words she lives by.

 
November 13, 2014

Sona Chawla, in her role as president of digital and chief marketing officer at Walgreens, is the architect who has effectively molded the Walgreens brand so that it fits into their customer’s apirations. “[It] is all about creating customer loyalty through the right customer experiences, initiatives and campaigns across all channels,” she told DSN

November 13, 2014

Susan Henderson, Rite Aid SVP and chief communications officer, is in charge of managing the message for the third-largest retail pharmacy chain in the nation. Henderson manages corporate communications — including media relations, financial communications, issues management, associate and supplier communications — as well as the company’s charitable giving initiatives, including the Rite Aid Foundation. 

November 13, 2014

Pharmacists can make use of a suite of resources on Ebola virus specifically designed for those who work in the community sector as of Thursday.

November 13, 2014

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in blood-pressure monitoring kits and blood-glucose meters, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

November 13, 2014

A new analysis released by Avalere Health Thursday found that Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are poised to increase significantly the use of coinsurance in 2015. 

November 13, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday announced that RediClinic CEO Web Golinkin will assume additional responsibilities as the CEO of Health Dialog.

 

November 13, 2014

To help customers prepare for the upcoming Affordable Care Act enrollment period, Rite Aid is once again providing convenient and comprehensive resources to assist them in choosing the best health insurance choices for themselves and their families.

November 13, 2014

"Consumerism is alive and well in the retail healthcare industry. Empowered, committed, and demanding, today’s shopper has embraced change and rapidly taken control of their personal health and well-being," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland. 

November 13, 2014

Unilever is looking to revolutionize the U.S. deodorant market with the launch of its new Dry Spray Antiperspirants.

November 12, 2014

Drug Store News caught up with Rite Aid's Robert Thompson to discuss the impact Vaccine Central will have on raising immunization awareness. 

 

November 12, 2014

iHealth Lab on Wednesday announced that it will begin linking directly from its Gluco-Smart mobile application to educational content from the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Forecast magazine. 

November 12, 2014

Procter & Gamble’s Pantene hair care brand will celebrate National Donate Your Hair Day — an annual day of giving — on Nov. 22, encouraging Canadians to cut and donate their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths to create real-hair wigs for women battling cancer.

November 12, 2014

Health care, wellness and beauty represent significant opportunity for Walgreens going forward.

November 12, 2014

Working women are powering through their cough-cold and flu symptoms and relying on drug store visits to get them through the workday, according to a new survey by WorkPlace Impact.

November 11, 2014

For the latest edition of the DSNTV Executive Viewpoint series, Bruce Montgomery, VP North American and South American sales for healthcare company Fleet Labs shared with DSN how the company has evolved in recent years and is working on a continuum of brand awareness, to brand preference and, ultimately, to brand insistence.