August 17, 2017

To get to the point where, as Lewis Drug SVP professional services Bill Ladwig puts it, “if people mention pharmacy in the Sioux Falls area, they think of Lewis,” the company has kept pharmacy services — from immunizations to community care programs and its latest foray into telepharmacy — at its core.

August 17, 2017

Lewis Drug’s two-pronged retailing approach encompasses both large-scale stores serving a broad range of needs in its more urban and suburban locations, and a network of much smaller and more traditionally merchandised drug stores serving smaller towns and rural areas.

August 17, 2017

Since its start 75 years ago, Lewis Drug has grown to 54 stores, including 10 Lewis Drug units in and around its central Sioux Falls, S.D., market area, and more than 40 smaller drug stores under the Lewis Family Drug logo within a 200-mile radius of Sioux Falls — largely thanks to its customer service and community involvement.

August 17, 2017

The upper respiratory, cold-allergy-sinus liquids and tablets segments combined saw a 4% growth in sales across multi-outlets for the last 12 months compared with the previous year, with growth in drug and food channels for both UR segments.

August 15, 2017

The program for patients with Cigna-administered health plans sponsored by their employer is aimed at reducing healthcare costs by offering patient engagement and discounts for certain MinuteClinic services and CVS Health-branded health products, among other resources. 

August 15, 2017

A recent Food and Drug Administration public meeting kicked off a two-month comment period during which stakeholders have been encouraged to share their input on how best to improve generic competition and what current barriers exist.

August 9, 2017

Hear from Mars Wrigley Confectionery VP of category leadership Tiffany Menyhart on the company’s efforts to deliver on some of the biggest trends in the category with its top brands and how it’s satisfying shoppers’ cravings while upping its better-for-you efforts.

August 9, 2017

Drug Store News talked to QS/1 president Saul Factor about his industry experience and what he hopes to accomplish at the helm of the pharmacy management software provider. 

August 7, 2017

Drug Store News spoke to Mckesson SVP marketing, strategy and business development Chris Dimos about his mentors, his background in his family’s business and how his passions have shaped his approach to doing business. 

August 2, 2017
Eye and lens care solutions tallied more than $1.7 billion in sales for the 52 weeks ended June 11, according to IRI, an increase of 1.3% over the prior-year period.
July 5, 2017

The beauty devices market in the United States was worth $730 million in 2016 — including hair regrowth devices — according to the consumer research firm Kline.

July 5, 2017

Unintentional cuts and piercings account for 6.3% of all non-fatal injuries, according to the latest data from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Overall, that contributes almost $910.6 million to the sales of first aid bandages.

July 5, 2017

A trend toward “premiumization” and building momentum for more naturally positioned offerings, as well as growing awareness of dental hygiene and the rising prevalence of cavities, drove the $27 billion global oral care market in 2016.

July 5, 2017

Consumers are starting to see the light after years of ignoring warnings that sun exposure poses a health risk and hastens aging, with overall category sales rising 6.7% for the 52-week period ended May 14 across multi-outlets, according to IRI.

July 5, 2017

The predominant factor impacting sales of the $158.1 million parasite treatment category is super lice. But how do you treat cases of head lice that can’t be eradicated with traditional pediculicides? For parents, it’s how do you eliminate that “super lice” infestation without injuring the host, which just happens to be their children?

July 5, 2017

The retail clinic space represents a fast-growing industry that hasn’t even scratched the surface in terms of its full potential given constant market pressures to make health care more affordable, more accessible and more efficient. Today, there are approximately 2,400 convenient care clinics in 43 states and the District of Columbia that have served more than 35 million consumers.

July 5, 2017

With cleansers and moisturizers firing on all cylinders, retailers and brands are fine-tuning other segments to keep the momentum going. By bringing skin care innovations to mass doors more quickly, chains have been able to keep their customer base from straying to specialty stores and, in some cases, lure them back.

July 5, 2017

Parents and school nurses alike have expressed plenty of concern about super lice and how to treat these pesticide-resistant hair vermin safely, and most importantly, effectively. A number of OTC manufacturers have responded with product launches and offerings that effectively address ridding households of lice infestations.

July 5, 2017

There is a potential white space opportunity for retail clinics in advancing point-of-care diagnostic offerings on site. In 2015, combined sales of POC tests, clinical chemistry and immunoassay laboratory tests and vaccines to retail clinics reached $240 million.

July 5, 2017

With more than 12 million outbreaks estimated to occur annually among preschool and school-aged children in the United States, lice infestations are a big deal. And pharmacists play a key role in helping parents select safe and successful treatments.

July 5, 2017

Adult bath products, including Epsom salt soaks and aromatherapy, that offer a Zen-like experience are bubbling to the surface in mass stores and helping to perk up sales.

July 5, 2017

Feminine hygiene products, once relegated to back aisles near diapers, are hidden no longer. In fact, the entire category is being treated more like a beauty business than a commodity. Once again, millennial shoppers are driving the change.

July 5, 2017

New parents undergo lasting changes in terms of what they look for from their personal care products once they have children, according to new insights from pregnancy and parenting resource BabyCenter’s “2017 Skincare and Bathtime Study,” which was shared exclusively with Drug Store News.

July 3, 2017

A new breed of drug-resistant head lice is driving a new wave of product solutions. DSN Senior Editor Michael Johnsen takes a deeper look at what retailers and suppliers are doing to combat "super bugs" in this special report.