July 8, 2014

Rite Aid celebrated the latest evolution of its Wellness store format, with a June 23 grand opening truly befitting of its 90210 address.

July 8, 2014

New at this year’s NACDS Total Store Expo in Boston on Aug. 23 to 26 will be Vision 2025. The exhibit will, with the help of partners Checkpoint Systems and Kantar Retail, provide attendees a glimpse of “what comes next” through technology platforms, displays and interactive experiences. To learn more, DSN spoke with Jim Whitman and Steve Perlowski of NACDS.

July 8, 2014

Rite Aid and Heritage Provider Network last month announced a new agreement to bring the Rite Aid Health Alliance program to HPN's chronic and polychronic patients in Southern California.

June 18, 2014

DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This month the analysis explores the market trends around retailer margin and promotional spending in the first-aid category, looking at the major national brands in the drug channel, focusing particularly on the anti-itch (including calamine), ointments/ antiseptics and bandages (including gauze and cotton) categories.

June 18, 2014

Canada’s Federal Court ruled recently that the country’s Patented Medicine Prices Review Board — a federal tribunal that regulates pricing on branded medicines — could not extend price-control measures to cover generic drug companies, according to published reports.

June 18, 2014

The U.S. Global Research Program in May issued an 800-page National Climate Assessment report that does not bode well for the more than 50 million Americans with allergies and asthma — their already terrible symptoms are about to get worse.

June 18, 2014

The drug channel could be losing its edge in seasonal sales. GMDC’s recently released “Seasonal Best Practices” report revealed that, according to Nielsen data for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 26, 2013, while drug store seasonal merchandise dollar sales are slightly ahead of supermarkets, the channel’s sales have slipped 16%.

June 18, 2014

As patients across North America continue to turn to their neighborhood pharmacy for vaccinations, state and provincial governments in the United States and Canada are widening the range of immunizations that can be administered by a pharmacist.

June 18, 2014

With the ragweed season getting longer and longer, according to government reports, allergy has become a significant driver behind trips to the eye care aisle, and represents a much broader potential patient base. In response to rising temperatures, ragweed pollen season length increased between 1995 and 2011 by as much as 11 days (to 27 days) in parts of the United States and Canada.

June 18, 2014

The Global Marketing Development Center hosted the 2014 Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference in Orlando in late May.

June 18, 2014

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — McNeil Consumer Healthcare recently introduced a new form to the Zyrtec portfolio of allergy-relief products — an oral, dissolvable tablet. Delivering the same effective 24-hour relief, Zyrtec Dissolve Tabs contains 10 mg of citrus-flavored cetirizine that melts in the mouth.

June 18, 2014

The need state for allergy remedies is significant, according to documents filed by Merck recently in support of its application to switch Singulair. Allergies represent the fifth most-common chronic disease in the United States, impacting 1-in-5 Americans. As many as 90% of allergy sufferers self-treat their condition, and 58% only use an OTC or herbal remedy to relieve their allergy symptoms.

June 18, 2014

There’s a lot happening in the allergy space right now. Chattem’s Nasacort Allergy 24HR recently hit store shelves, and in a little more than 10 weeks on the shelf the nasal corticosteroid has already generated $33.6 million in sales across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

June 18, 2014

With public health officials calling the number of people receiving crucial immunizations woefully low, physicians and pharmacists across North America are working to get more people vaccinated.

June 18, 2014

I get a lot of questions about which brands are winning with social media, and why.

June 18, 2014

Walmart executives hosted a series of store tours and briefings in advance of its company shareholders meeting in June, reported DSN sister publication Retailing Today.

May 15, 2014

In keeping with the trend, Finnish beauty brand Lumene was certain to add a new skin care oil to its list of launches for 2014.

Among the new products added this year to Lumene’s Vitamin C+ collection, which is now known as Bright Now Vitamin C+, is the new Bright Now Vitamin C Dry Skin Cocktail skin oil.

May 15, 2014

In search of a deep clean, beauty mavens are taking a closer look at facial masks, and manufacturers are heeding the call with an array of new launches that tout innovative ingredients.

May 15, 2014

From removing makeup to cleaning “boogies” from a baby’s nose, wipes and moist towelettes continue to strengthen their foothold in beauty and personal care.

May 15, 2014

All laundry detergent has extended its All Mighty Pacs and All OXI families with new All Mighty Pacs OXI, pacs formulated with OXI-power stain fighters with triple-play action to fight tough stains, whiten and brighten, according to the company.

May 15, 2014

The growing senior market is fueling the sale of hearing-aid batteries and specialty batteries for health and fitness devices.

May 15, 2014

Bioré, a Kao USA beauty brand, is leveraging the power of charcoal with its new Bioré Skincare line, which includes a self-heating, one-minute facial mask.