December 6, 2016

When a company has been around as long as Thrifty White Pharmacy, there is an expectation that, to stick around, it has to adapt to changes in the industry to stay in business. But rather than be content following its competitors’ leads, Thrifty White has been on the front lines of adapting early to the biggest changes impacting the pharmacy business.

December 6, 2016

America’s getting healthy again. Americans were certainly aspiring toward better health in 2016, as evidenced by the amount of growth associated with meal-replacement solutions

December 6, 2016

Drug Store News has partnered with VaxServe to develop a set of immunization resources specifically for pharmacy technicians.

December 6, 2016

Philips recently launched its OneBlade, a new hybrid electric styler that can trim, shave and create clean lines and edges. It is specially designed for the increasing number of millennials who regard personally-styled facial hair as an essential part of their persona.

December 6, 2016

AARP’s Project Catalyst in a report from April projects that by 2020, 117 million Americans will need some sort of caregiving assistance.

December 6, 2016

In 2017, there will be three growth categories within the OTC sector that will continue to post dividends to retail pharmacy’s bottom line across the self-care aisle. We’re calling them the old, the now and the future.

(Click here to view the full Category Review.)

December 6, 2016

Drug Store News caught up with NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson for a recap of 2016 and a look ahead at what to expect from a Trump administration.

DSN: What is the RxImpact scorecard for 2016? How did the industry do on the key pharmacy and patient access issues?

December 6, 2016

The competitive landscape throughout the OTC arena has changed significantly over the past five years, with the Top 10 rankings shifting in the past year thanks to a slew of acquisitions and joint ventures.

December 6, 2016

There is a paradigm shift under way in the men’s grooming category, and electric shavers, as well as the retailers that sell them, are feeling the effects of this revolution.

December 6, 2016

As consumer dietary habits have shifted in recent years, confectionary companies have had a tougher task of finding ways to drive growth in the candy aisles.

December 6, 2016

M&M’s Caramel Chocolate Candies, which debuts April 2017, will be the brand's biggest launch in its history.

December 6, 2016

PerceptiMed has developed ScripClip, a will-call solution that matches a drug’s NDC number to a proprietary RF tag that’s scanned into a pharmacy’s management system.

December 6, 2016

DSN has named Thrifty White Pharmacy its 2016 Pharmacy Innovator award winner. DSN publisher Eric Savitch and editor in chief/associate publisher Rob Eder presented the award to Thrifty White president and CEO Bob Narveson, COO Tim Weippert and key members of the company’s pharmacy leadership team at an exclusive reception at Minneapolis’ Butcher and the Boar restaurant.

December 6, 2016

The bottom line behind President-elect Donald Trump’s proposals: The cost burden of the $3 trillion industry will shift away from the federal government and toward private enterprise, state government and consumers.

December 6, 2016

Drug Store News last week wrapped its 18th Industry Issues Summit. What began almost two decades ago as a closed-door discussion between a handful of retail merchandising executives and a few vendors in a small hotel meeting room has since evolved to become one of the signature thought leadership and networking events on the industry calendar.

November 21, 2016

Drug Store News recently caught up with Mark Rinker, senior director of sales, North America, to discuss the changing retail pharmacy environment, and Synergy Medical’s place within it.

November 16, 2016

In August, Drug Store News and Mack Elevation hosted a special one-day thought leadership summit in Boston, prior to the start of NACDS Total Store Expo. The DSN-Mack Elevation 10× Growth Summit brought together seven leaders, representing a range of experiences, who shared their insights on the leading characteristics and skill sets embraced by 10× growth companies.

November 16, 2016

The American Diabetes Association is recommending patients with diabetes get a move on with some form of physical activity — beyond their routine workouts — every 30 minutes of every day.

November 16, 2016

Anheuser-Busch recently launched Best Damn Cherry Cola, the second national offering from Best Damn Brewing Co., aged on whole cherries.

November 16, 2016

Cardiff University in October found that smartphone apps could offer patients with Type 2 diabetes a highly effective method of self-managing their condition.

November 16, 2016

Meter manufacturers today are differentiating their offerings with an accompanying adherence app or other technologies that will help diabetes patients better navigate their disease states.

November 16, 2016

Biosimilars are expected to save the healthcare system between $44 billion and $250 billion in the next 10 years.

November 16, 2016

I-Health launched the AZO Urinary Tract Defense, a new product women can use that features the only antibacterial UTI ingredient available without a prescription to help defend against the progression of an infection until a doctor can be consulted.

November 16, 2016

This summer, the American Diabetes Association partnered with IBM Watson Health to bring together the cognitive computing power of Watson and the Association’s vast repository of clinical and research data.