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.

 

August 22, 2014

What if you could replicate the physical in-store experience on the Web? The concept sounds incredibly powerful.

August 19, 2014

"The consumer healthcare market has experienced a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions in recent years. Some of this has created small ripples — like pebbles being gently tossed into still waters. Then there are the mega-mergers that have had a tsunami-like effect," writes Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group VP, in his latest blog entry.

June 18, 2014

I get a lot of questions about which brands are winning with social media, and why.

May 15, 2014

I have long believed that the lines that traditionally divided one channel of retail from another are long gone.

April 21, 2014

“Why do we always have to be so damn serious; why can’t we have a little fun once in a while?”

March 10, 2014

Apparently, I am one of about 10 mil­lion unique users who, as this issue of DSN went to press, had entered their name into the interactive name genera­tor game that Slate.com posted to its site within hours of John Travolta having butchered singer Idina Menzel’s name at the Oscar Awards.

February 18, 2014

“No one gets paid unless patients improve adherence.”

January 9, 2014

We have an annual holiday tradition at DSN that helped inspire the image on our cover.

December 26, 2013

It’s been a busy month for news about CVS Caremark, as DSN raced to compile the special report on the company that appears in this issue. Each of the announcements only serves to amplify our “Power of One” theme.

Take its new joint venture with Cardinal Health, which will negotiate prices and source generic drugs for both companies.

November 8, 2013

“If you want to know why we may not pick up some of your brands, it’s because it’s not where we’re going in our journey.” That’s a snippet of a story about a vendor meeting gone bad that Walgreens group VP beauty, personal care and seasonal Shannon Curtin shared during a recent presentation, “Co-creation and Innovation,” she gave at an event DSN co-hosted with the Mack Elevation Forum, “Seven Ideas to Create the Future.”

September 10, 2013

There is no question that the way people shop has changed.

August 8, 2013

Man, am I sick of that cornball phrase; as if everybody who ever goes to Las Vegas has some kind of rock star night, like lost footage from one of the "Hangover" trilogy movies.

July 18, 2013

Happy summer! It was wonderful seeing so many of you in May in Las Vegas at the 6th annual Retail Clinician Education Congress.

July 18, 2013

As summer fun winds down, families make preparations for return to school. For the retail clinician, summertime is back-to-school season. Sports physicals or pre-participation physical evaluation (i.e., PPE) represent an important service in the retail health setting and an important opportunity to impact the child’s health.

July 12, 2013

I have been thinking about this column for a long time — the quintessential advice for how to work NACDS Total Store Expo next month. This morning I had one of those Hunter S. Thompson "eureka" moments.