March 20, 2015

Drug Store News and the Mack Elevation Forum have partnered to create a new, multi-tiered industry leadership platform that will assemble an intimate group of CPG brands that emotionally connect with today’s changing new general market consumer.

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.

March 27, 2015

Juicy Drop from Bazooka Candy brands will add two new flavors to its lineup, which includes the Juicy Drop Pop in Berry Melon Blitz and Juicy Drop Taffy in Apple Attack. 

March 27, 2015

The Food and Drug Adminisration on Friday revisited the issue of supplemental applications proposing labeling changes for approved drugs and biologic products. 

March 27, 2015

A strong track record operating Dollar General to date makes COO Todd Vasos a likely candidate for CEO, Sterne Agee suggested in a research note published Friday. 

March 27, 2015

Walgreens cashiers are no longer required to tell departing customers "Be well," according to a recent report in The Chicago Tribune

March 27, 2015

Walgreens' mobile shoppers spend six times more than shoppers who only shop in-store. 

March 26, 2015

The value of medication therapy management is not fully realized because the ROI is difficult to measure, noted a Cardinal Health blog on its Essential Insights site. 

March 26, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday launched its 2015 “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign.

March 26, 2015

Kentucky last week became the seventh state to restrict DXM sales to adults. 

March 26, 2015

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday called on its members not to market powdered pure caffeine to consumers in support of FDA efforts.

March 26, 2015

The Emerson Group added two OTC veterans from Novartis and Bayer to its executive leadership team. 

March 26, 2015

As the National Association of Chain Drug Stores raised the curtain on this year’s NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, it presented Shopko’s Ryan Swensen with the first-ever NACDS RxIMPACT Key Contact of the Year Award.

March 26, 2015

Hundreds of pharmacy advocates met with members of Congress during the seventh annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day.

March 26, 2015

Scrub Daddy, the company launched into the spotlight on ABC’s “Shark Tank” for its smily-faced sponge, earlier this month introduced Sponge Daddy, a scrubbing tool that the company says represents a “leap forward” in technology and innovation.

March 26, 2015

Pursuant Health (formerly SoloHealth) on Thursday partnered with Cleveland Clinic Wellness Enterprise on a new health-and-wellness platform. 

March 26, 2015

Fred's Super Dollar is amassing an all-star team of executives from diverse retail backgrounds.

March 25, 2015

Personalized digital media company Catalina has announced the appointment of a new chief data officer of the global business.

March 25, 2015

CRN announced Wednesday that it will host a webinar addressing issues raised by the New York Attorney General's office around how dietary supplements are tested to verify their ingredients. 

March 25, 2015

Fred's acquired a specialty pharmacy operation for $66 million.

March 25, 2015

The two companies will merge to create The Kraft Heinz Company, resulting in a portfolio that will make the newly formed entity a food-and-beverage powerhouse.