May 20, 2015

Walmart means health and wellness. Increasingly, that’s the message that Wal-Mart Stores is working to convey to the 140 million Americans who walk through its store aisles each week.

May 7, 2015

Drug Store News on Sunday caught up with Brian McNamara, region head of Europe and the Americas of the recently christened GSK Consumer Healthcare, representing the joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis to talk about what a consolidating OTC market means for the industry, and how GSK will be coming to market.

April 22, 2015

Is this the year that restrictions on the use of over-the-counter medicines in conjunction with a flexible savings account are lifted? If you consider the value proposition — the $102 billion saved each year by the use of OTC medicines — and that health care is moving toward a more value-based, outcomes-driven system, it would certainly seem so.

April 22, 2015

Five macro trends impacted sales of OTC medicines in 2014, Bob Sanders, EVP at IRI, shared with attendees of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Annual Executive Conference in March. On the plus side, switch continues to drive considerable growth across OTC aisles — Rx-to-OTC accounted for 1970 of OTC sales and 2770 of growth in the past five years, and that trend is likely to continue, Sanders said

April 1, 2015

Following a recent warning against the use of homeopathic asthma remedies, the agency is holding a meeting to evaluate homeopathic remedies as a class of medicines. 

March 23, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration last week warned consumers against using homeoapthic asthma remedies. 

March 13, 2015

How do the nation’s pharmacists rate with Americans? According to Gallup, the answer is very, very high year after year.

March 13, 2015

An Alliance for Aging Research survey found that consumers want to maintain nonprescription access to acetaminophen. 

March 10, 2015

Cox Target Media on Tuesday named a new sales director to further develop its growing portfolio of over-the-counter brand partnerships. 

March 5, 2015

CHPA announced its strong support for the Restoring Access to Medicines Act of 2015 (H.R. 1270).

March 4, 2015

In preparation for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association’s 2015 Annual Executive Conference being held in Bonita Springs, Fla., this month, Drug Store News sat down with both Scott Melville, CHPA president and CEO, and Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, CHPA chair and VP personal health care, North America, for Procter & Gamble.

February 19, 2015

IRI and Kline & Co. establish an exclusive alliance to provide clients with a greater level of actionable insights.

February 6, 2015

Prestige Brands will be resuming healthcare professional marketing programs in support of its Monistat vaginal treatments.

February 3, 2015

CVS/pharmacy's mobile app has undergone a complete transformation, with new features and an improved look and feel.

 

January 29, 2015

Rite Aid reported a 4.8% increase in same-store sales benefiting in part from a strong flu season to date.

 

January 14, 2015

MedifVU and ProKarma on Wednesday unveiled a new mobile application, i-PharmAssist OTC, a simple consumer-friendly app that provides a list of appropriate over-the-counter medications based on the user's medical history, symptoms and preferences.

December 11, 2014

Designed to improve patient access to pharmacists and showcase the chain’s health, wellness and daily living offerings more effectively, Walgreens’ Well Experience store format embodies the vision for a more engaged and more comprehensive model of pharmacy practice championed over the past decade by Kermit Crawford, outgoing president of pharmacy, health and wellness.

 
November 20, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association board of directors on Wednesday announced changes to CHPA’s voluntary guidelines addressing dosing of liquid pediatric over-the-counter medicines.

November 19, 2014

7‑Eleven, which has long offered single-dose blister packs of the most popular, national brand over-the-counter medications, on Tuesday entered the private-label drug business.

November 17, 2014

In this issue, we explore the profile of health-seeking drug store shoppers, their pharmacy purchase behavior and the best times to reach this valuable audience with promotional messages.

November 7, 2014
Don't google it, check a reliable source. That's the advice a Belgian healthcare website, Gezondheid en Wetenschap, recently advertised in this YouTube video that you have to play to believe. Sadly, they need to advertise such advice. Because do you know what is notably absent in the country? A pharmacist. 
November 7, 2014

Perrigo may one day expand into the branded side of the U.S. OTC business, Joseph Papa, Perrigo president, chairman and CEO, told analysts Thursday morning.

October 28, 2014

The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition on Tuesday kicked off its annual “Double Check; Don’t Double Up” campaign.

October 21, 2014

According to Nationwide Children's Hospital researchers, 63,000 children under the age of six years experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012.