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February 18, 2014

Mintel projects the pet products category will grow an average of 3.8% over the next five years to nearly $13.7 billion by 2017.

February 18, 2014

YouTube is transforming the beauty space.

February 18, 2014

It may be about six months until the doors open for the 2014 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo, but energy is already building, with more than 90% of the show-floor already sold out.

February 18, 2014

As many retailers continue to expand the presence of store brand products because of the high retailer margin percent these products offer, it is important to pause and consider what is the optimal balance of national brands and store brand that will drive overall business results for the retailer.

February 7, 2014

A new and possibly transformative technology for rapidly diagnosing and evaluating patients based on their specific genetic profile may soon begin appearing at retail pharmacies and clinics, giving pharmacists and clinicians another tool for advancing patient health outcomes and their own practice capabilities.

February 7, 2014

Selecting a doctor can be a frustrating process filled with too many unknowns, especially in today’s evolving landscape.

January 9, 2014

Administering high-touch, expensive and complex medications to patients intravenously in their homes — or in a setting other than a hospital — is essentially a large-scale bid to “reduce costs by transferring non-self-administered drugs to the most cost-effective and clinically appropriate site of care,” said pharmacist Michael Einodshofer, senior director of specialty strategy and innovation at Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy.

January 9, 2014

Sales of vitamins and minerals represent a $6.5 billion book of business that’s growing at a 5.2% clip across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Nov. 3, 2013, according to IRI.

January 9, 2014

The electronic cigarette category is booming.

January 9, 2014

A deal announced last month between CVS Caremark and Cardinal Health created a joint venture that the companies said would be the largest generic drug sourcing entity in the United States.

January 9, 2014

Television personality Dr. Oz may have become the Oprah of the diet-aid category with a recommendation made on one of his programs that users try raspberry ketone for weight loss.

January 9, 2014

Seductive red. Shiny. Matte. Regardless of what lip color you fancy, the bottom line is that lip color is hot — red hot.

January 9, 2014

Fueled by the opening of new distribution channels, an enhanced focused on new natural ingredients and greater consumer interest, the natural personal care market continues to see strong global growth.

January 9, 2014

Rather than take vacation for Christmas and New Year’s, the editors of DSN worked to compile a list of the top 10 trends that will shake up the business in 2014.

January 9, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline recently tapped Emmy-nominated choreographer, “Dancing with the Stars” professional dancer and recording artist Mark Ballas to headline the company’s Blueprint to Quit smoking-cessation program.

January 9, 2014

Women are increasingly feeling empowered to achieve “go-natural” looks or salon-level results on their own, and as more beauty mavens embrace DIY styling, brands are responding with innovation.

January 9, 2014

Expect 2014 to be an interesting year for beauty as the category continues to see increased innovation, blurring of the lines and cross-pollination.

January 9, 2014

A confluence of healthcare trends has expanded a lucrative, if challenging, opportunity for pharmacies able to invest in its potential.

January 9, 2014

The gummy delivery form of vitamins is the single-largest source of growth for the vitamins, minerals and supplements category, having realized a 29% rate of growth, which translates to $125 million in annualized sales growth.

January 9, 2014

Nail color remains very much alive, despite rumblings that it has lost its luster.

January 9, 2014

Probiotics is another large-scale source of growth for the vitamins, minerals and supplements category, having realized a 33% rate of growth, or an increase in sales of $121 million in the last year, noted Doug Jones, Pharmavite spokesman.

January 9, 2014

Whether it is rose hip seed oil, Argan oil, jojoba oil, olive oil or Kukui oil, incorporating oil into a skin care regimen is the buzz, and it is likely that the segment will gain even greater attention during 2014.

January 9, 2014

We have an annual holiday tradition at DSN that helped inspire the image on our cover.

January 9, 2014

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, leading up to January 2013, 45% of Americans made a New Year’s resolution.

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