December 5, 2013

Among diabetes sufferers and those with a diabetic in their household, the critical role of the physician in condition management is most visible, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers. Eight-in-10 indicate their doctor is very or somewhat involved in their own or their household member's diabetes management; half report their doctor is their primary source for condition info — 43% more than those using the second-most common source, health-related web sites.

December 5, 2013

Making regular doctor appointments is the activity done most often by respondents (78%) to live a healthy life, at least 10 percentage points higher than diet and exercise, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers with diabetes or a family history of diabetes. As many as 70% limit alcohol consumption, and 68% monitor their diet.

December 5, 2013

Diabetes management carries through to respondents' grocery shopping as they seek out particular products, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers with diabetes or a family history of diabetes.

December 5, 2013

Among sufferers and those with a diabetic in the household, 80% look for new ways to manage their diabetes, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers.

December 5, 2013

As many as 71% of respondents with diabetes or a family history of diabetes reported they would be interested in weight-loss programs geared toward their condition, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers with diabetes or a family history of diabetes.

November 8, 2013

According to an October 2013 poll of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers with diabetes or a family history of diabetes, regular visits to the doctor, keeping a strict fitness routine and dieting are perceived to be the most important elements in managing and preventing diabetes.

September 26, 2013

When it comes to where to shop, drug stores (72%) emerge as the most popular destination for cold, flu and allergy remedies among all respondents surveyed, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in August. Poll findings differ, however, among respondents in households with children — where mass merchandisers are used equally with drug stores (70% and 69%, respectively).

September 26, 2013

As many as 95% of consumers have suffered from either a cold, flu or allergy ailments or has a family member who has suffered in the past year, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in August. Of those consumers, 84% suffered from seasonal or outdoor allergies, 82% from sinus congestion or headache, 72% from cold symptoms and 28% from flu symptoms. To see more Patient Views, click here.

September 26, 2013

Drug stores will continue to be a shopping destination for OTC cold, flu and allergy products, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in August. Nine-in-10 AccentHealth patients are likely to purchase cold, flu and allergy remedies at a drug store in the future, up from 72% of current users.

September 25, 2013

Product consideration at the shelf level remains a driving force behind purchase decisions. According to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in August, 34% of respondents indicated that in-store browsing influences their OTC purchase. However, 40% of respondents indicated that OTCs purchased to treat cold, flu and allergy were the result of a doctor recommendation.

September 25, 2013

Along with pharmacists (25%), physicians (24%) are the biggest providers of information for OTCs in the cough-cold category, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in August. In the past 12 months, 40% of sufferers indicated that they took an OTC that their doctor recommended.

September 25, 2013

Fast-acting OTCs (83%), cost (81%) and doctor recommendations (79%) ranked as the most important traits for cold, flu and allergy OTCs, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in August. However, flavor, all-natural and herbal ingredients play an increasingly important role in households with children.

September 24, 2013

As many as 95% of consumers indicated that they or someone in their households have suffered from cold, flu or allergies in the past 12 months, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in August. The overwhelming majority of those sufferers sought treatment of the ailment or its symptoms (99%) — mainly in the form of over-the-counter therapies (91%).

September 10, 2013

According to an August 2013 poll of 500 AccentHealth viewers, 95% indicate that they or someone in their household has suffered from cold, flu or allergies in the past 12 months. The overwhelming majority of those sufferers sought treatment of the ailment or its symptoms (99%) — mainly in the form of over-the-counter therapies (91%).

August 27, 2013

While viewers forecast that this year's overall spending will be up from last year for BTS, economic factors are still top of mind while shopping, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in July. More than half of viewers say they will shop for sales more this year compared with last year. The top drivers for BTS shopping venue selection are price (84%) and cost savings (76%).

August 27, 2013

More than half of viewers indicated they will seek out sales more than they have in past years, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in July. As many as 26% reported they would spend more this year, while 1-in-5 plan to buy more preventive products.

August 27, 2013

Product cost (83%), quality (82%) and academic benefits (78%) are the most important factors considered when purchasing back-to-school products, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in July. Convenience associated with shopping the store (70%) and health-and-wellness benefits (64%) round out the top five important characteristics when shopping BTS.

August 27, 2013

As many as 90% of viewers indicated coupons or savings would incentivize them to purchase back-to-school products at a new store, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in July. And 66% are likely to purchase back to school merchandise at a retail pharmacy in the future — up from 38% of current purchasers.

August 27, 2013

On average, respondents made four trips to the store in order to complete their back-to-school shopping, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in July. Likely due to discounts, the overwhelming majority of AccentHealth viewers are visiting mass merchants (96%) for their BTS needs, though 38% do shop BTS in the drug channel.

August 27, 2013

Behind school supplies and apparel, health-and-wellness products rank third in terms of most commonly purchased product categories, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in July. As many as 20% of respondents indicated they plan to buy more preventive care items for their child this year compared with last year. Of those shopping for college-bound students, 36% are buying OTCs and/or vitamins.

August 26, 2013

Nearly 8-out-of-10 viewers who bring their child to the doctor's office for a physical are doing so one to three months before school starts, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in July. The majority of viewers indicated they begin their shopping about one month before school starts — either after or overlapping the timing for back-to-school physicals.

August 8, 2013

According to a July 2013 poll of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers with children of school age, kid's annual physicals and back-to-school shopping go hand-in-hand.

May 22, 2013

As many as 58% of consumers are likely to purchase beauty services — such as manicures or brow shaping — at a drug store on an independent visit or while waiting for a prescription to be filled, according to an online survey of almost 700 AccentHealth viewers conducted in April. And of those likely to use services, 55% indicated they would fill a prescription at a pharmacy that they wouldn't typically use if not for the beauty services.

May 21, 2013

AccentHealth found that more than half of viewers make personal product purchases when filling a prescription at the pharmacy, according to an online survey of almost 700 AccentHealth viewers conducted in April. There is opportunity for growth as 7-out-of-10 consumers indicated that they are likely to purchase beauty and hygiene products when filling a prescription in the future.