November 17, 2014

Nearly 75 executives from Dollar General and key vendor companies, gathered here, Oct. 27, for an exclusive reception to celebrate the release of the October issue of Drug Store News.

November 17, 2014

DSN spoke with Neas in late October to mark the 30th anniversary of the landmark Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act — better known as the Hatch-Waxman Act. 

November 17, 2014

Thirty years ago, Democratic and Republican members of Congress hammered out a rare and prescient bipartisan compromise bill that transformed the pharmaceutical landscape forever and unleashed the modern generic drug industry. That law, known as the Hatch-Waxman Act, has proven to be one of the most far-reaching and impactful pieces of legislation ever to shape the American healthcare system.

November 17, 2014

Earlier this year iHealth Lab launched iHealth Align, a mobile blood-glucose monitor that plugs directly into a smartphone, and displays and stores readings using the iHealth Gluco-Smart app. 

November 17, 2014

Drug Store News caught up with Upsher-Smith chief commercial officer Rusty Field to discuss topiramate extended-release capsules, its new authorized generic to Qudexy XR.

November 17, 2014

November is a big month for me. In addition to Thanksgiving, my birthday and the anniversary of the first date my wife and I went on also are in November. On our first anniversary, my wife got me a really nice watch; I got her a $20 memory box from Papyrus. Somehow, she stuck with me anyway. Apparently, I had — and still do have — quite a bit to learn. You could learn a lot from the 20 women featured in this issue.

November 17, 2014

It may account for the smallest percentage of total color cosmetics, but don’t let that fool you. Lip color is currently the darling of the cosmetics category.

November 17, 2014

Taking its cue from the runway looks during Spring 2014 Fashion Week, Maybelline New York launched in October its new Creamy Mattes Color Sensational collection.

November 17, 2014

mHealth — the use of mobile technology devices and smartphones for healthcare purposes — is transforming health care as more Americans adopt mobile devices. 

November 17, 2014

The American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension this summer plugged home blood-pressure monitoring kits, noting that the self-care diagnostics can save insurance companies money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs — both buzz words in the changing healthcare paradigm that places a greater emphasis on preventive health care.

November 17, 2014

It’s a new era for carbonated beverages. Sales have been falling for a decade as consumers have shifted away from traditional sodas sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup and are avoiding diet sodas due to concerns about artificial sweeteners.

November 17, 2014

Nipro Diagnostics introduced its True Metrix Self-Monitoring and the True Metrix Pro Professional Monitoring blood-glucose systems. 

November 17, 2014

Omron Healthcare in October launched its most accurate line of blood pressure monitors ever, according to the company. 

November 17, 2014

London-based retailer The Organic Pharmacy has brought its organic innovations and expertise to New York’s trendy Bleecker Street in the West Village.

November 17, 2014

In this issue, we explore the profile of health-seeking drug store shoppers, their pharmacy purchase behavior and the best times to reach this valuable audience with promotional messages.

November 17, 2014

Pepsi has entered the artisanal beverage space with Caleb’s Kola, a drink made with cane sugar, kola nut extract and a blend of spices packaged in 10-oz. glass bottles. Each bottle has 110 calories and 29 grams of sugar.

November 17, 2014

SpermCheck in August gained additional retail distribution for its SpermCheck Fertility, an FDA-approved at-home screening test that determines with 98% accuracy whether a man has a normal or low sperm count. Infertility affects nearly 7 million U.S. couples every year. 

November 17, 2014

Innovating on behalf of the consumer.

That’s what has always excited CVS/pharmacy president Helena Foulkes about the business ever since she took her first job in retail, some 22 years ago, at the only retail company she has ever worked for.

November 17, 2014

Last year, Drug Store News covered extensively the results from Thrifty White's successful medication synchronization program. DSN recently checked in with Tim Weippert, Thrifty White EVP pharmacy, to get an update.

 
November 17, 2014

Women. They make most of the healthcare decisions for their families, dominate U.S. consumer spending and are the breadwinners for nearly half of American households.

November 17, 2014

In response to the growing popularity of soft drinks sweetened with cane sugar and the spike in demand for “MexiCoke,” Coke has started distributing the product itself in the United States.

October 15, 2014

That awesome little dude pictured is my bulldog Petey. As I write this column, my wife is bringing him home after five nights in the animal hospital — for that I am happier than the limits of my word count could ever fully allow me to convey.

October 15, 2014

Organizational capacity.” That’s Dollar General’s shorthand for the discipline and rigorous financial modeling that the company applies to its rapid store expansion and remodeling program. 

October 15, 2014

If any U.S. retail company understands the importance of selling not just its product, but also the experience of consuming that product in its stores, that company is Starbucks. The Seattle-based king of coffee excels at hiring friendly, motivated and upbeat sales people to help create the relaxed, refuge-from-the-world atmosphere that sets Starbucks apart and keeps customers coming back.