March 7, 2017

Masculine grooming choices are soaring, with men especially interested in products for thinning hair.

March 6, 2017

For those retailers bold enough to sniff out a fresh opportunity, at least as far as the mass merchant space is concerned, aromatherapy realized some rosy sales gains in 2016.

March 6, 2017

Twenty years ago this month, I put on what was then my “lucky” tie, this horrible, neon yellow number from Banana Republic — it wore more like a bad Hawaiian shirt than a tie — and I started a new job as senior editor for OTCs and natural health at Drug Store News. Sure, I have a lot less hair today than I did then, but I also have much better taste in ties.

March 6, 2017

Breakthrough brands, defined as those brands either introduced within the 52 weeks ended Dec. 25, 2016, or those brands that experienced blockbuster incremental growth in that time frame, feature leading meal-replacement solutions.

March 6, 2017

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of the specialty market, in this multi-page report.

March 6, 2017

Sales of all OTC medicines and natural supplements broke records in 2016, reaching $45.8 billion for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 25, 2016, according to IRI. That’s an additional $1.8 billion in sales volume compared with a year ago.

March 6, 2017

Specialty and biotech medicines aimed at treating cancer, multiple sclerosis and rare diseases will dominate much of drug development in 2017 and beyond, one of the nation’s top specialty pharmacy providers concluded.

March 6, 2017

Sales of durable medical equipment and the kind of home health products that help transition patient care from hospital settings to the home in the retail setting have only one direction to go. And that’s up.

March 6, 2017

Among the 22 novel new drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2016, about half were considered specialty drugs.

March 6, 2017

Maybe men have been the secret all along to pumping up front-end sales. Men used to be just about the “shave category,” but in today’s market, men buy much more than razors and blades.

March 6, 2017

Consumers buying homeopathic remedies are looking for products that are safe and efficacious in their local retail pharmacies.

March 3, 2017

From facial hair grooming and skin care to hair color, DSN highlights what's trending in men's grooming with in-depth analysis of sales activity in the beauty aisles.

March 3, 2017

Industry retailers and vendors gathered on Dec. 1, 2016, for the Front-End Roundtable, part of the 18th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit.

March 2, 2017

In the weeks leading up to the Consumer Health Products Annual Executive Conference, Drug Store News assembled a virtual panel of leading consumer healthcare executives. Find out why top OTC marketers are so bullish on the business in 2017 and beyond.

March 1, 2017

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the hottest trends in OTC — including breakthrough brands and such growth categories as therables, sleep, allergy, cough-cold and more — in this multi-page report.

February 23, 2017

The road to a career at the intersection of business and politics may have started with a “mean impersonation” of our 37th president, the CHPA chief tells DSN.

February 6, 2017

Industry retailers and vendors gathered on Dec. 1, 2016, for the Chronic Care Roundtable, part of the 18th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit.

February 2, 2017

As many as 38.3% of Americans have trouble sleeping. That makes sleep aids a high-trial category.

February 2, 2017

DSN examines what's trending now overall in oral care, as well as in-depth sales activity in the toothbrush and dental floss categories, highlighting new products hitting the beauty aisles.

February 2, 2017

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen takes a deep dive into one of the most strategically important categories in retail pharmacy.

February 2, 2017

According to data recently published by the Brussels-based International Diabetes Federation, by 2040 more than 642 million people worldwide will suffer from diabetes, up from 415 million in 2015, the last year for which the organization has statistics.

February 2, 2017

CVS Health senior educator Kristene Diggins and others involved in the fight against diabetes said they expect drug stores and retail clinics to play a bigger role in coming years.

February 2, 2017

In the United States, colds account for more visits to the doctor than any other condition, according to the American Lung Association.

February 2, 2017

Generics have made a huge difference to the U.S. healthcare system’s bottom line in the past decade, a savings that takes 13 figures to tabulate.