August 26, 2015

See some of the biggest innovations in pharmacy technology from the 2015 National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Total Store Expo. 

August 26, 2015

NutriForward on Wednesday introduced its new dietary ingredient RiduZone, a naturally occurring appetite regulator that it says supports healthy weight, appetite, body-fat composition and cholesterol levels in adults

August 26, 2015

Sermo, a social network for physicians, announced Wednesday that 69% of doctors think parents are either completely or mostly to blame for the childhood obesity epidemic.

August 26, 2015

Based on prescriptions filled, taking 75 mg to 150 mg of aspirin continuously for five years or longer was associated with a 27% reduced risk for colorectal cancer.

August 25, 2015

Glucose monitoring device company Dexcom announced Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System.

August 25, 2015

The drug can be used in children 1 year of age and older with ITP who have not had a sufficient response to a splenectomy, immunoglobulins or corticosteroids.

August 25, 2015

Galderma Laboratories on Tuesday announced that its Benzac Intensive Spot Treatment had been named HEALTH Magazine’s best acne treatment at the magazine’s annual Beauty Awards. 

August 24, 2015

About 37% of the more than 2,000 respondents said that they had missed a life event because they had flu-like symptoms — either friendly get-togethers, family gatherings or work. 

August 24, 2015

After years of research and billions of dollars in funding, the Human Genome Project has unlocked the complex mysteries of the human genome and unleashed a new era in personalized medicine and pharmaceutical research and development. And pharmacy retailers must get out in front of that gene-based drug revolution or risk being left behind.

August 24, 2015

HealthSpot is transforming retail clinics into a true extension of the local medical community and widening the scope of services that can be offered via telehealth. 

August 23, 2015

IMS Health’s Doug Long gave an overview of the present state of the U.S. pharmaceutical market and where it might be headed in the coming months and years at NACDS Total Store Expo on Sunday.

August 22, 2015

Driven by the funding priorities of health reform under the Affordable Care Act, primary care physicians once again are moving to the center of American health care.

August 22, 2015
By 2025, more general practice medicine will take place in a store than in a doctor’s office. That’s just one prediction for healthcare retailing unveiled by retail consultant Bryan Gildenberg in a TSE seminar on “The New Shape of Retailing” Saturday.
August 22, 2015

Health reform is spawning new risk-sharing patient-care initiatives that are shifting the focus of health delivery.

August 21, 2015

Ateb provides technology solutions to help independent and chain pharmacies improve patient adherence through education, pharmacy interventions and patient reminders. Drug Store News recently spoke with president and CEO Frank Sheppard.

August 21, 2015

Galderma Laboratories has announced that Epiduo Forte (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel, 0.3%/2.5%, is available in retail pharmacies nationwide and in Puerto Rico. 

August 20, 2015

DSN recently sat down with KPMG's Larry Kocot — who now heads up KPMG’s Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight — to discuss the future of payment system reforms.

August 20, 2015

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

August 20, 2015

According to research conducted by Rand Corp., retail clinic traffic doubled each year between 2007 and 2009, to 6 million patient visits a year. Since then, the number has risen to more than 10.5 million in 2014 and rising, according to various estimates.

August 20, 2015

There are very logical reasons that a growing number of health systems, large payers and insurers continue to embrace the retail clinic model: cost and quality.

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.