April 14, 2017

Giant supermarket operator Kroger views health and wellness as an area for long-term investment, a point underscored by its purchase last year of specialty pharmacy ModernHEALTH.

April 14, 2017

How to engage patients waiting to be seen by a doctor at a doctor’s office or hospital has been an age-old problem. Ez WaitingRoom provides a clear-cut answer, and how drug store retailers fit into the equation.

April 14, 2017

This could be the year. Movement again is occurring in Congress on legislation that would confer professional provider status on pharmacists serving millions of older Americans in many parts of the country.

April 14, 2017

Drug Store News editor in chief Rob Eder writes about the big takeaways from recent lapses in corporate communications best practices. 

April 14, 2017

Rite Aid has converted almost half of its store base to the highly successful Wellness store format since 2012.

April 14, 2017

Sam’s Club has made itself a leader in value-added health services through its sponsorship of in-store health fairs with free screenings for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, vision and hearing, provided by locally contracted health professionals.

April 14, 2017

Shopko Pharmacy had an excellent 2016, led by total prescription growth and increased days of supply, with continued growth in 90-day fills as a percent of prescription fills.

April 14, 2017

At the start of this year, Thrifty White unveiled its new Healthy Outcomes Diabetes Support Program, through which it partners with employers and providers in the communities its stores serve to help maximize health outcomes among diabetic patients.

April 14, 2017

Wakefern Food Corp. continued to advance its health-and-wellness efforts over the past year, driven by a deep understanding of the needs of specific customer segments.

April 14, 2017

Walgreens Boots Alliance in the past year has negotiated a number of strategic broad-scale partnerships.

April 14, 2017

Walmart’s ability to boost the nation’s health and longevity index may be unmatched by any other single entity save the U.S. government.

March 7, 2017

Purveyors of health products have been riding the baby boomer wave for some time now, and it doesn’t appear to be cresting any time soon.

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.