October 16, 2015

This month, as we close this issue of DSN, I find myself with “two things” worth noting.

September 16, 2015

“It may come to be remembered as community pharmacy’s finest hour.”

August 20, 2015

As we closed this issue of Drug Store News, with our massive special report on the New General Market consumer, major news broke that once again underscored how much the world has changed, and how the best brands change with it.

July 16, 2015

Anyone who knows me knows that I spend a lot of my free time in the gym.

One thing I learned pretty quickly: There are no short cuts. Having the body you want means commitment and dedication over the long haul.

April 22, 2015

Advocacy for the community pharmacy industry and the advancement of the profession is a big part of the job at Drug Store News. That said, this has been a busy month even by our standards.

March 10, 2015

"As my son and I visited colleges over the past year, it occurred to me that the process he was going through was not dissimilar to how consumers may approach the selection of their preferred pharmacy setting," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog entry. 

March 4, 2015

Share of heart: That’s a pretty heady concept savvy marketers and retailers are using these days to describe a whole new level of consumer engagement.

February 26, 2015

"Why do you think the TV show 'Shark Tank' is so popular? You would think that a show about a bunch of finely dressed business people assessing new business ventures is more fodder for boardrooms than family living rooms. So what’s the hook and what can we all learn from this happening?" writes Dan Mack in his latest blog post. 


February 20, 2015

NACDS’ Steve Anderson discusses how the goals of NACDS’ social media campaign mirrors the broader work to make the NACDS Total Store Expo truly valuable.

January 28, 2015

"During one of the sessions at the 2008 NACDS Regional Chain Conference, we projected onto the video screen some images of advertisements that NACDS was beginning to use in the Washington, D.C. area. Looking back, one of the things that I remember most was the boldness and strategic focus of the tagline: 'Pharmacies. The face of neighborhood healthcare.' With the 2015 edition of this meeting just days away, it is striking how far we have come!" writes NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson in his latest blog post. 

January 8, 2015

"It wasn’t terribly long ago that a merchant could literally locate a storefront, hang a shingle, stock some merchandise, and claim themselves a retailer. Oh my how times have changed," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog post.

January 7, 2015

We didn’t go crazy making a lot of predictions for 2015. That’s because 2015 is the year so many of our past predictions will come true, as the forces of healthcare consumerism and mobile technology collide to forever change the way health care is purchased, consumed and delivered. Call it the Big Bang of retail health.

December 11, 2014

In the October issue of DSN, I wrote about a pet clinic program Walgreens was testing in 50 stores in Massachusetts.

December 10, 2014

"For small- to medium-sized U.S. OTC manufacturers, the choice of going global usually forces a tough choice: selling directly to one or two important key accounts vs. working with a local distributor partner," writes Ed Rowland, founder and managing partner of Rowland Global LLC, in his latest blog post. 


December 9, 2014

"During last week’s Drug Store News Diabetes Leadership Forum, the entire audience took a moment to focus on prevention … and do something about it," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog post. 

November 17, 2014

November is a big month for me. In addition to Thanksgiving, my birthday and the anniversary of the first date my wife and I went on also are in November. On our first anniversary, my wife got me a really nice watch; I got her a $20 memory box from Papyrus. Somehow, she stuck with me anyway. Apparently, I had — and still do have — quite a bit to learn. You could learn a lot from the 20 women featured in this issue.

November 13, 2014

"Consumerism is alive and well in the retail healthcare industry. Empowered, committed, and demanding, today’s shopper has embraced change and rapidly taken control of their personal health and well-being," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland. 

November 3, 2014
"The best organizations are built on healthy consistent leadership practices. And they invest in getting even healthier.  So what gets in the way of creating a healthy organization?" writes Dan Mack, founder of Mack Elevation Forum, in his latest blog post. 
October 17, 2014

"The United States is in the midst of a prescription drug abuse epidemic as addiction, overdoses and deaths associated with non-medical drug use have risen dramatically over the last decade. In 2009, U.S. drug overdose deaths outnumbered motor vehicle accident deaths for the first time," writes Wendy Cloe, a director at Emdeon, in her latest blog.

October 16, 2014

Congress has a chance to advance one specific aspect of healthcare innovation, and it should make the most of this opportunity.


October 15, 2014

That awesome little dude pictured is my bulldog Petey. As I write this column, my wife is bringing him home after five nights in the animal hospital — for that I am happier than the limits of my word count could ever fully allow me to convey.

September 15, 2014

As we finished this issue of DSN, another big story appeared in the news to help further validate our cover concept — for the second time in as many issues.

August 27, 2014

"The diabetic is a critically important patient for pharmacies to serve. Yet, with increased Medicare audits, stringent compliance requirements and reduced reimbursements, is servicing these patients really worth it?" writes Kevin Dore, a director at Emdeon, in his latest blog.

August 25, 2014

When NACDS Total Store Expo attendees depart Boston, the show is far from over.