September 7, 2016

The mounting costs of health care and the rise of high-deductible health plans are biting deep into Americans’ pocketbooks as payers shift more of the cost burden onto their members. How can pharmacy and health retailers step up with solutions to those challenges?

September 7, 2016

Libby's is introducing innovative microwaveable pouches that allow time-crunched families to bring hot vegetables to the table in less than 60 seconds.

September 7, 2016

Challenged to think beyond current disease-state management solutions, a panel of leading consumer health executives anchored by Walmart VP OTC merchandising Annie Walker, examined the opportunities to disrupt customer habits and move beyond treatment to a mind-set on prevention at a special one-day thought leadership conference in Bentonville, Ark., co-hosted by Drug Store News and Mack Elevation Forum.

September 7, 2016

Quest Products is looking to break onto the external analgesic scene with CopperFixx, a balm that combines the analgesic properties associated with copper and arnica. Other brands continuing to lead the way were Blue Emu ($28.6 million, up 20.1%), Australian Dream ($23.1 million, up 20.7%) and Boiron’s Arincare ($19.1 million, up 19.7%).

September 7, 2016

Pfizer’s Nexium 24HR is the clear leader in the digestive aisle. However, in March 2017, store-brand versions of Nexium 24HR will be available. Perrigo has already secured a tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its OTC Nexium 24HR generic equivalent.

September 7, 2016

Consumers with diabetes spend 35% more on OTC products than the average consumer, noted Jeff Gregori, group VP consumer and shopper analytics for Nielsen, during a recent presentation at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo. Sales of product with a diabetes-specific focus increased 5.1% in 2015, according to Nielsen, reaching $592 million in total sales.

September 7, 2016

The allergy space will continue to heat up significantly in 2017 as marketers pollinate the airwaves with advertisements promoting their latest brand introductions

September 7, 2016

One of the biggest impacts of technology among a potentially unexpected group of consumers is its ability to empower baby boomers to be independent for longer, according to Pfizer Consumer Healthcare senior director disruptive innovation wellness Rimma Fehling.

September 7, 2016

“One-in-4 people over age 45 in the United States is chronically lonely.” That sad statistic, taken from a survey by AARP and reported at the Retail Health Summit by health technology panelist Beth Sanders, should give all retail health providers pause, she said.

September 7, 2016

Procter & Gamble is launching an open casting call and fun digital campaign to find #TheNextMrClean.

September 7, 2016

As many as 71% of U.S. households (85 million) suffer from sinus symptoms in a given year, while 17% of U.S. households (20 million) are severe sinus sufferers.

September 7, 2016

Pre-workout supplement regimens are not just for gym rats, anymore.

September 7, 2016

Helping seniors stay “active, mobile and independent” is the prime mission for GreatCall, a San-Diego-based provider of independent-living tools for elderly Americans and their caregivers.

September 7, 2016

With the array of products that consumers have in front of them at any given time, the trick is to provide “an interaction and the opportunity to understand what you don’t know,” DeVilbiss Healthcare's SVP product management David Cohon said during June's Retail Health Summit.

September 7, 2016

QuickChek has raised $163,002 in just four weeks to help support post-9/11 service members and their families through a recent in-store donation program and a charity golf outing.

September 7, 2016

Ralphs Grocery Company is teaming up with Feeding America food banks in Southern California on a new health and wellness campaign.

September 7, 2016

Gov. Charlie Baker is joining Walgreens executives on Wednesday at one of the drug store chain's Massachusetts locations to announce the first statewide safe medication disposal program, according to a report from MassLive published Wednesday. The drug take-back kiosks across the state represent a "new effort to fight substance misuse," according to the Baker administration MassLive reported. Baker's health and human services chief Marylou Sudders, Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch and local legislators are also expected to attend the medication disposal program announcement. (MassLive)

September 7, 2016

Panel of managed care executives, anchored by Walmart VP health and wellness transformation Marcus Osborne, share how their companies are expanding their reach and making healthcare delivery more convenient and efficient at a one-day thought leadership event co-hosted by Drug Store News and Mack Elevation Forum in mid-June in Bentonville, Ark.

September 7, 2016

RxMedic is looking to stay on the forefront of will-call solutions with its Automated Retrieval System, or ARS, as prescription volume increases. The company also is working to provide dispensing and storage solutions that can adapt to reduce downtime for calibration and maintenance.

September 7, 2016

Pharmacy technology company ScriptPro is positioning itself as a provider of solutions that will ease common pain points that come with increased script volume and the influx of paperwork from clinical services with two forthcoming innovations that address pharmacy documentation needs and the will-call process.

September 7, 2016

GSK Consumer Healthcare has expanded its flagship Sensodyne line with a fresh-mint-flavored Sensodyne True White toothpaste that offers a combination of sensitivity relief, sensitivity protection, cavity protection, stain prevention and stain removal.

September 7, 2016
The Medication History for Panel Management uses Surescripts connectivity and relationships with PBM and pharmacies to help track and manage population health, the company said.
September 7, 2016

When RB North America president Alexander Lacik thinks about his 18-year-old son, he doesn’t doubt that it’s possible he might live longer than 100 years. His concern is where his son will get the knowledge to lead a healthy lifestyle.

September 7, 2016

By now, the retail pharmacy industry knows that its place within the American healthcare landscape is changing. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute has dubbed it the New Health Economy.