April 17, 2017

Panelists discussed the largest health-and-wellness challenges retailers are facing, as well as current solutions suppliers are working on to make the industry even better, at the Health, Wellness and Technology Roundtable during DSN's Industry Issues Summit.

April 14, 2017

Although 2016 saw the Food and Drug Administration approve only 22 new drugs compared with 45 approvals in 2015 and the lowest tally since 2010, many in the pharmaceutical arena remain optimistic that this year will see a reversal of that trend.

April 14, 2017

Ahold Delhaize entered 2017 as a newly combined global retail powerhouse that is pursuing a range of initiatives to advance pharmacy and health-and-wellness strategies in the United States.

April 14, 2017

Following the 2015 merger of Albertsons and Safeway — both of which had long and distinguished records of providing health-and-wellness services — the combined company is continuing that tradition.

April 14, 2017

Several categories are heating things up in the beauty aisles, especially Korean beauty.

April 14, 2017

Bartell Drugs has an eye on growth and innovation, and a string of initiatives in the works, yet it never loses sight of its deep Northwest roots.

April 14, 2017

Cardinal Health Pharmacy Network stores — part of a larger group of more than 25,000 chain and independent stores supplied by the wholesale distribution and health services giant — have shown repeatedly that they can compete successfully against national chains on their own turf.

April 14, 2017

Costco Wholesale is extending its reach into the market for pharmacy and preventive health services, surging past the 500 mark in total pharmacies operating in the United States and expanding its menu of health screenings, immunizations and clinical-care offerings.

April 14, 2017

CVS continues its health-forward transformation in the wake of its 2014 decision to stop selling tobacco products, and repositioning CVS Pharmacy as a leading health and beauty destination.

April 14, 2017

Diplomat Pharmacy’s 8% script growth over 2015 was the result of the company’s continued efforts to move into and expand its existing presence in several markets — in part through strategic acquisitions of independent companies demonstrating best practices.

April 14, 2017

Legislation pending in both houses of Congress regarding DIR, or direct and indirect remuneration, fees are giving hope to drug stores and two of the industry’s largest advocacy groups that pharmacy benefits management companies will stop retroactively reducing payments.

April 14, 2017

If Fred’s CEO Mike Bloom has his way, the Fred’s Pharmacy of today won’t be the Fred’s of tomorrow.

April 14, 2017

Genoa’s integrated care model — which centers on pharmacies on-site at community mental health centers — has payers showing interest in the adherence boost exhibited by patients served by Genoa pharmacies.

April 14, 2017

By pharmacists: For pharmacists. That simple edict captures the spirit of how AmerisourceBergen and its Good Neighbor Pharmacy franchise operation approach independent pharmacy.

April 14, 2017

A pioneer in supermarket pharmacy retailing, H-E-B has been at the forefront of the movement to expand their stores’ health-and-wellness outreach beyond the pharmacy and into the food aisles.

April 14, 2017

More than 44% of all Health Mart pharmacies have adherence metrics that rank in the top 20%, according to Health Mart's chief pharmacist Crystal Lennartz, since it unveiled its Health Mart Pathway to Better Performance and Profit program last year.

April 14, 2017

There is no question that one of the top nonprescription categories contributing to both sales and foot traffic right now is allergy. Sales of nasal sprays — the category that captures all of the latest nasal corticosteroid Rx-to-OTC switches — are up 10.2%.

April 14, 2017

Hy-Vee is well-known for its health-and-wellness commitment, and the supermarket chain has been taking efforts up a few notches recently with new and expanded programs.

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.