August 20, 2015

Addressing everything from minor cuts and abrasions to skin rashes and muscle aches, the first aid category is doing well — sales of first-aid treatments are up 5.5% to $1.4 billion for the 52 weeks ended June 14 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI, and the larger accessories category — including heat/ice packs — is up 7.2% to $1.8 billion.

August 20, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores will host a Vision 2026 platform at the Total Store Expo this month in Denver. Here, DSN previews a few of the companies that will be participating in Vision 2026 by offering their perspectives on the changes ahead in retail and health care in the years to come.

August 20, 2015

Tylenol has retaken the OTC pain relief aisle with a vengeance. The brand is close to reclaiming the top spot among internal analgesic tablets behind Aleve and Advil and is growing at a 10% rate on a dollar base of more than $250 million. 

August 20, 2015

Sleeping remedy sales reached $446.3 million on 6.5% growth for the 52 weeks ended June 14 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI. And while the products sold may help consumers sleep at night, the category still is contributing a steady flow of dollars to OTC coffers.

August 19, 2015

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would grant doctors the final say on which prescription drugs to prescribe for their patients in Medicaid's managed care programs, the Associated Press reports.

August 19, 2015

TruMedicines on Tuesday launched a 40-day Kickstarter campaign for a smartphone app that promotes medication safety.

August 18, 2015

The American Dental Association last week awarded a Seal of Acceptance to the new blue raspberry, green apple and bubblegum toothpastes for kids, from Hello Products’s Naturally Friendly oral care line.

August 18, 2015

Drug Store News sat down with Tom O’Donnell, VP federal government affairs at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, to discuss pharmacist provider status and the latest pro-pharmacy legislative initiatives in the U.S. House and Senate.

August 18, 2015

PrescribeWellness solutions have been proven to improve a patient’s adherence to their medication and the pharmacy’s ratings in various performance measures.

August 18, 2015
The keynote speaker for The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science is perhaps best known to the dietary supplement industry for his clinical trial research on the multivitamin and chronic disease.
August 18, 2015

Lice in 25 out of 30 states were found to be resistant to common OTC treatments. 

August 18, 2015

Overall, 95% of patients were highly satisfied with the quality of care they received at MinuteClinic, the ease with which telehealth technology was integrated into the visit, and the timeliness and convenience of their care

August 18, 2015

NeoStrata Company introduced the Exuviance Firm-NG6 Non-Acid Peel and the Exuviance Daily Acne Peel.

August 18, 2015

Sag Harbor Pharmacy and Southampton Hospital recently sponsored the creation of a local pharmaceutical collection receptacle to house unwanted, expired and unused medications.

August 18, 2015

In a study, subjects taking Vitamin D reported approximately half the falls of those in the control group who were not taking the supplement.

August 17, 2015

To meet AWP requirements, Medicare Part D sponsors must have terms posted by Sept. 15, CMS says. 

August 17, 2015

Jamieson Vitamins’ new program and partnership, called Share the Health, will provide 500,000 children worldwide with the essential vitamins.

August 17, 2015

This new partnership and the launch of the new Shoppers LOVE YOU program will help women stay focused on making their own health a priority.

August 14, 2015

Wichita State University biomedical engineering students have invented a remote health monitoring system called Mobile HealthLink, which allows physicians to check on patients with a programmable smartwatch.

August 14, 2015

Keveyis is the first medicine approved by the FDA for the treatment of primary periodic paralysis, which is estimated to affect approximately 5,000 people in the United States.

August 14, 2015

Johnson & Johnson on Thursday announced the launch of its new brand, Compeed, for September and a new line of Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages featuring images from “Star Wars.”

August 14, 2015

Nearly 13% of U.S. Hispanic adults are already diagnosed with diabetes, one of the highest prevalence rates among ethnic groups in the country.

August 14, 2015

The research project will provide pharmacogenomics services in community pharmacies including collection of DNA samples, interpretation of patient results, counseling and collaboration with prescribers. 

August 13, 2015

Galderma Laboratories on Tuesday launched the nationwide availability of Benzac Skin Refining Mask and Benzac Acne Eliminating Cleanser.