October 10, 2014

Walmart began testing Walmart Pickup – Grocery, a new same-day pickup concept, on Sept. 29. The retailer continues to explore new ways to make shopping faster and more convenient by integrating its digital and physical assets.

September 16, 2014

The U.S. Hispanic population is projected to reach 128.8 million by 2060, or more than 30% of the U.S. population. This could bode especially well for purveyors of health products and services in the pharmacy setting.

September 16, 2014

With diabetes and other diseases at epidemic levels, the need for more pharmacies to step up and offer accessible, convenient patient screening for a variety of serious and even life-threatening conditions is clear, a panel of pharmacists asserted at the NACDS Total Store Expo “Convenient Care — Point of Care Testing in the Pharmacy” Insight Session in late August. So, too, is the opportunity to drive new business to the pharmacy through point-of-care testing services.

September 15, 2014

As we finished this issue of DSN, another big story appeared in the news to help further validate our cover concept — for the second time in as many issues.

September 15, 2014

Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. 

September 15, 2014

The external analgesic ingredient arnica and baby care are two categories that are moving the needle across the homeopathic landscape. 

September 15, 2014

Top Dog Direct is putting a lot of muscle behind its BeActive Brace. The brace, developed by a physical therapist, relieves tension up the sciatic nerve by providing firm trigger point acupressure from a patented pressure pad to the calf muscle.

September 15, 2014

While Google and Alcon figure out the next wireless 007-style eyewear to help manage diabetes, there are device manufacturers today who are developing next-generation blood-glucose meters. 

September 15, 2014

Close to half (40%) of the U.S. adult population — roughly 126 million — is expected to develop Type 2 diabetes at some point during their lifetime, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology in August.

September 15, 2014

Thanks to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Five-Star Quality Rating System, the diabetes community stands to play a significant role in how pharmacies think about their patients and their medication adherence programs. 

September 15, 2014

Philips Sonicare is putting its power toothbrush into the hands of children — literally — with its Philips Sonicare for Kids, designed for little ones ages 4 years and older.

September 15, 2014

Manufacturers of As Seen on TV merchandise are reshaping the category by focusing on extending the lives of their products and investing in long-term brand building.

September 15, 2014

Hurricane Spin Mop, an ergonomic mop featuring microfiber technology, has become a top-selling product for TeleBrands. 

September 15, 2014

Hyland’s launched Hyland’s Baby Nighttime teething tablets, a nighttime version to join its best-selling infant oral pain reliever Hyland’s Baby teething tablets in the $40 million infant oral pain segment. 

September 15, 2014

 Just in time for the holiday selling season, Idea Village is bringing two toys to retail under the classic Wham-O brand name. 

September 15, 2014

The 16th annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit on Dec. 2 is shaping up to be a must-attend event. In addition to the newly named CVS Health and the Walgreens Boots Alliance, participating retailers will include Ahold, Cardinal Health, Costco, Family Dollar, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Sam’s Club, Shopko, Target, Thrifty White and Winn-Dixie.

September 15, 2014

When it comes to healthy oral care habits among children it can be, well, challenging. Just ask any parent.

September 15, 2014

Managing such chronic conditions as diabetes has become a core competency among many retail pharmacies. It dovetails well with the retail pharmacy industry’s goal to become a destination center for patients proactively seeking to improve their health and wellness.

September 15, 2014

Let’s face it: New products are the lifeblood of this business. If you’re a retailer, that’s why you went to NACDS Total Store Expo. That’s why DSN went to NACDS TSE, too. For two days, our reporters searched the show floor for the very latest and best new products and offerings at NACDS TSE.

September 15, 2014

Sales of the popular Type 2 diabetes drug metformin may get a boost if physicians begin prescribing the medicine as a prophylactic in people who don’t have diabetes. A recent study published in the diabetes journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism and conducted by scientists from Cardiff University found that patients treated with metformin could live longer than people without diabetes.

September 15, 2014

According to a survey released earlier this year by the American Podiatric Medical Association, foot health ranks near the bottom on the list of body parts/functions that Americans make a concentrated effort to “take care of.”

September 15, 2014

Mack Elevation Forum and Drug Store News on the day before the NACDS Total Store Expo brought together eight critical thought leaders from both inside and outside the industry, challenging attendees to think beyond their brands to achieve breakthrough results.

September 15, 2014

TyraTech’s new non-pesticide homeopathic head lice treatment Vamousse will safely kill 100% of head lice and nits within 15 minutes of application, according to the company. 

September 15, 2014

Dick Tracy has nothing on the wearable gadgets under development to help people better police their diabetes. Wearable technologies in its totality — which include Google Glass and the Apple Watch — are part of a booming market that’s expected to swell to $20 billion by 2015 and is further expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 40% over the next six years.