August 20, 2015

More and more cough-cold retailers are pulling their circular ad placements out of the back-to-school season and focusing their efforts on placement closer to an uptick in cough-cold demand, according to a recent ECRM webcast hosted by Drug Store News titled “Surviving the Cough-Cold Season: A Category Promotion Review.”

August 20, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline’s Flonase may not be on today’s top five bestselling cough-cold-allergy-sinus products list, but it won’t be long until the brand breaks through.

August 20, 2015

While the first retail clinics began to enter chronic disease management going back as early as 2010, these efforts have been ramped up considerably in recent years as payers look more aggressively to lower costs and health systems look to drive improved patient outcomes.

August 20, 2015

Sales of vitamins within U.S. multi-outlets were up 3.2% to $6.7 billion for the 52 weeks ended June 14 , according to IRI, with no signs of slowing down. Gummy vitamins continue to trend within the multivitamin space, overall sales of which were up 2% to $1.7 billion.

August 20, 2015

One of the latest innovations from the Korean market has been face-shaped, paper sheet masks that hydrate skin and brighten the complexion. Natural skin and hair care brand Yes To has taken to this innovation and created the Yes To Grapefruit Pore Perfection Paper Mask infused with vitamin C, witch hazel, grapefruit and aloe leaf juice to help reduce hyperpigmentation, correct skin damage and enhance radiance.

August 20, 2015

Boehringer Ingelheim earlier this week released new data from its clinical trials for its Phase IIIb OTEMTO 1&2 trials, which indicate that Stiolto Respimat provided provided “clinically meaningful improvements” in the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) total score, compared to placebo, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the company said. 

August 20, 2015

Marketing efficiency can vary significantly across brands and across channels, according to a recent report analyzing the digestive category conducted by Competitive Promotion Report.

August 20, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the analgesics, digestives, VMS, cough-cold, sleep and first aid categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

August 20, 2015

Sales of OTC products are ramping up significantly with a $1.5 billion gain over the first six months of 2015. 

August 20, 2015

Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson secured his place in history by signing into law the legislation that created Medicare and Medicaid. It was a landmark in the nation’s social and political development and an evolutionary leap for community pharmacy.

August 20, 2015

The big story in the digestives space continues to be the switch and launch of Pfizer’s Nexium 24HR. For the 52 weeks ended June 14, sales of Nexium 24HR across total U.S. multi-outlets reached $278.7 million and are still climbing, according to IRI.

August 20, 2015

The top four best-selling internal analgesic brands — Advil, Aleve, Tylenol and Bayer — generate more than 40% of the overall $3.3 billion in internal analgesic tablet sales, according to IRI figures. But it’s the smaller niche external analgesic brands that are contributing a lot of incremental sales to the pain relief category.

August 20, 2015

Overall, there were $8.7 billion in sales of cough, cold and allergy products for the 52 weeks ended June 14 across U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI, and allergy remedies are driving that sales bus.

August 20, 2015

TruTag Technologies is looking to impact the food and drug industry with its edible security platform. “TruTags,” the company's microtags, can help to authenticate products without packaging or labels. DSN recently spoke with Kent Mansfield, president of TruTag Technologies.

August 20, 2015

DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report (CPR) and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This article highlights the market performance of major brands in the pain category for both the internal and external analgesic segments.

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.