July 16, 2015

How serious are Rite Aid’s leaders when they proclaim their determination to make the company a full-service, full-spectrum retail healthcare provider? Serious enough to buy RediClinic — which has operated walk-in healthcare clinics in roughly 30 H-E-B stores in Texas for much of the past decade — and serious enough to embark on an aggressive growth campaign that includes the clinic healthcare provider as a new Rite Aid subsidiary.

July 16, 2015

As more and more adult women are faced with acne, it becomes necessary to create products that suit their skin care needs.

July 16, 2015

As many as 12% of pet owners have bought health insurance for their animals. And among millennials, that number jumps to 19%. 

July 16, 2015

The chain has approximately 110 locations, mostly in the New York metropolitan area, the New York Post reported. 

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid announced last month that it had recently introduced a new medication synchronization program called OneTripRefills.

July 16, 2015

Fifteen-year procurement vet Frank Ho will help keep Rite Aid on course toward reaching long-term cost management goals. 

July 16, 2015

The 4,000-sq.-ft. store features a living room, kitchen, nursery, workout room, garage and outdoor area where consumers can experience the benefits of smart technology firsthand.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid in late June announced that Bryan Everett will join the company as EVP of store operations, effective Aug. 3. Everett will be responsible for all operations at the company’s nearly 4,600 chainwide stores and will report to Rite Aid’s president and COO Ken Martindale.

July 16, 2015

While products that help promote intimacy and sexual wellness have become drug store mainstays, there are mixed feelings about what the future holds for the category.

July 16, 2015

Last year, Rite Aid named Johnson & Johnson its 2014 Innovative Spirit award recipient for taking a leadership position in a creative merchandising approach called SEAL (Simplify, Educate At Last).

Across some of those categories where SEAL has been put into play, sales are up as much as 10%, Rite Aid reported.

July 16, 2015

More and more, the success of any healthcare delivery model in the United States will depend on the ability of all members of a patient-care team — physicians, pharmacists, hospital systems and health plan payers included — to collaborate effectively on a longterm plan of care that’s focused on successful outcomes and disease prevention.

July 16, 2015

Increasing access to birth control through the pharmacy may pose a challenge - will pharmacists who counsel patients on family planning be reimbursed for their efforts?

July 16, 2015

One of Rite Aid’s most farsighted innovations has been the creation of a unique store position, the wellness ambassador, whose primary focus is serving customers to help deliver a better in-store shopping experience.

July 16, 2015

A big part of the reason behind Rite Aid’s success is that the story has changed. It’s no longer about swimming upstream or playing defense. Today, it’s about creating a retail healthcare company and aggressively turning that dream into reality.

July 15, 2015

Pfizer and the Arthritis Foundation will work togeher on developing educational tools in support of arthritis. 

July 15, 2015

With summer in full swing, natural healthcare product maker Amazing Solutions is highlighting its Pain Spray mist and roll-on products that will help with bug bites, sunburn, minor sports injuries and general soreness.

July 15, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of technology, automation, medication synchronization and generics, in this multi-page report.

July 15, 2015

A collection of eight consumer groups have written to Federal Trade Commission chair Edith Ramirez in opposition of the ongoing potential merger between pharmaceutical companies Teva and Mylan. 

July 15, 2015

In this installment of DSN’s Daily Diversion, we present a speech that reminds you what’s important.

July 15, 2015

Rite Aid Health Alliance is currently in seven markets, but 11 additional providers have expressed interest in the model. 

July 15, 2015

Johnson & Johnson and Walgreens create mutual value for their respective 7 Minute Workout and Walgreens Balance Rewards program. 

July 15, 2015

Rather than a focus on getting new products to the shelf, necessarily, the OTC business is more and more becomnig about building the best platform that delivers outcomes-improving health information to the end consumer. 

July 15, 2015

Mars Chocolate will introduce M&M's Brand White Peppermint Candies, among other flavors for this holiday season.