May 30, 2014

DSN recently had a chance to sit down and talk with Jay Lenstrom, general manager of Crossmark's Marketing Werks, an experiential and event marketing firm that helps brands pop at retail by engaging consumers on their path to purchase. Lenstrom calls what they do “engagement marketing” — creating a two-way conversation between brand and consumer. It’s a marketing arena that’s changed dramatically over the past five years and will continue to evolve in time with smartphones and social media.

May 16, 2014

Drug Store News recently sat down with Miranda Rochol, VP product and strategy for Healthcare Data Solutions, to discuss how comprehensive prescriber validation data solutions can save a pharmacy operation billions of dollars in costs.

April 24, 2014

As part of the launch of DSN’s new microsite, DrugStoreNews.com/Pain-Management, DSN had the opportunity to speak with Carmen Catizone, executive director of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, regarding a new initiative that the association is spearheading to address the current patient access problem when it comes to pain management pharmaceuticals.

January 8, 2014

News stories about doctor shopping and prescription pad pilfering in pursuit of a pain-pill induced high have become commonplace, prompting many legislators and regulators to consider further restrictions on pain medicines like hydrocodone compounds. But there may be a story that’s not being told — that the patients who suffer from chronic pain and need that hydrocodone to reclaim their lives are being stigmatized. The prevalence of pain pill abuse has left in its wake as many as 116 million legitimate pain sufferers who are finding it more difficult to access their therapies.

November 21, 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is the newest member of the BioRhythm team, the sports supplement company announced Thursday.

November 21, 2014

Butterfly Health on Friday launched a men's version of its Butterfly Body Liners for accidental bowel leakage.

November 21, 2014

When former Staples executive Brian Tilzer joined CVS Health early last year as SVP chief digital officer he was charged with spearheading the company’s digital innovation efforts and connecting current and future digital initiatives. Tilzer hit the ground running and the momentum remains strong as the company is now preparing to open a Digital Innovation Lab in Boston and connect with start-ups to enable the retailiization of healthcare in an area of Boston that has emerged as hot bed of technology and healthcare innovation.

November 21, 2014

According to reports, House Republicans filed a lawsuit Friday charging the Obama administration with overreaching in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. 

November 21, 2014

More than one-third of those surveyed (36%) have previously used a mobile device to pay for something in a brick-and-mortar retail store, up from 15% in 2012.

November 20, 2014

Amneal Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the launch of Lopreeza (estradiol/norethindrone acetate) tablets in 0.5-mg and 1-mg dosage strengths. The product is the first authorized generic of Activella from Novo Nordisk.

 

November 20, 2014

Walgreens may be in a year of transition through 2015.

 

November 20, 2014

CVS Health announced on Thursday that the company and its foundation has committed to invest more than $1 million in grants to support tobacco cessation and prevention programs.

November 20, 2014

Dollar Tree on Thursday reported consolidated net sales of $2.1 billion for its third quarter ended Nov. 1, representing an increase of 11.2%.

 

November 20, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Thursday emphasized the savings generic medicines bring to the table in light of rising brand prices. 

November 20, 2014

More specialty drug innovation, greater patient access to medicines and reduced impact from patent expiries will be the primary drivers of an increase in global medicine spending of up to 30% by 2018.

November 20, 2014

John Frieda Hair Care has announced that it is bringing back its iconic Beach Blonde line with a new and improved collection available in January.

November 20, 2014

Matrixx Initiatives on Monday launched Zicam Kids, a cold product specifically designed to provide symptom relief for children ages 6 to 11 years.

November 20, 2014

Moberg Pharma AB on Thursday announced that Jeff Vernimb has been named general manager for its U.S. operations and a member of Moberg's management team, effective Dec. 15.

 

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 20, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) extended‐release tablets CII, a once‐daily, single‐entity medication formulated using Purdue’s proprietary extended‐release solid oral platform, Resistec.

November 20, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday announced Quality Independent Physicians, based in Louisville, Ky., as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative. 

 

November 19, 2014

CVS Health received a score of 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

November 19, 2014

Emdeon announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Change Healthcare.

November 19, 2014

Johnson Health Tech on Wednesday introduced a new line of fitness equipment equipped with ViaFit that enables the machine to share workout data with popular fitness apps.