May 21, 2015

Drug Store News editor in chief Rob Eder sat down with Randy Edeker, chairman, president and CEO of Hy-Vee and recently appointed National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman, to discuss the current state of retail pharmacy, the big challenges facing the industry, his top priorities as NACDS chairman and the role a regional supermarket pharmacy chain like Hy-Vee can play in innovating health care and being a catalyst for change.

April 22, 2015

During a recent TEDx event, CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo discussed the realignment of the company’s brand to "CVS Health" and its decision to pull tobacco products from its shelves.

April 21, 2015

"I often use the analogy of puzzle-making when I moderate strategy sessions with clients. Why? Because it provides a framework from which to fuel the conversation and the ideation that moves an organization or a brand forward," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog entry. 

March 25, 2015

In this special report, Drug Store News examines the critical role community pharmacy plays in our nation’s healthcare system, and what could be done to close the gap on provider access, lower costs and improve health outcomes for millions of Americans, by enabling the pharmacist to practice at the top of their license.

 

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.

May 28, 2015

Dollar General Corp. on Thursday named Todd J. Vasos, COO, to the position of chief executive, effective June 3.

May 28, 2015

Ulta Beauty enjoyed double-digit gains in same-store sales during the first quarter, marking the retailer’s best comparable sales growth since 2011, according to CEO Mary Dillon.

May 28, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two treatments for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) on Wednesday. 

May 28, 2015

Recent acquisitions drove top-line growth at Fred's Super Dollar over the first quarter, the CEO reported Thursday. 

May 28, 2015

Fruth Pharmacy has unveiled new technology to make prescription label reading easier for the visually impaired by partnering with AccessaMed to bring a special prescription label into all 26 Fruth Pharmacy locations.

May 28, 2015

HDMA panel to explore how data may better define the front-end opportunities for independents. 

May 28, 2015

HDMA on Thursday named two new VPs representing its government affairs team. 

May 28, 2015

Mack Elevation Forum introduced a new serial digital commentary to help fine tune the process of developing innovation strategy on Thursday. 

May 28, 2015

New One condom to reach store shelves is 35% thinner than other "thin" condoms, the company said. 

May 28, 2015

Action on Smoking & Health has released a parody in advance of World No Tobacco Day on May 31.

May 28, 2015

Katz Group has announced the appointment of former Shoppers Drug Mart executive Jürgen Schreiber as CEO of Rexall Health, a newly-established banner under which all of Katz Group’s health-related companies will operate. Schreiber will join the company in August.

May 28, 2015

Rite Aid is looking forward to a robust store growth spate in the coming years, the chairman and CEO John Standley tells analysts. 

May 28, 2015

Retailers are increasingly elevating their game and looking to better connect with consumers via personalization and Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart is no exception.

May 28, 2015

Tic Tac recently rolled out a new addition to its line of mints — flavor-changing Tic Tac Mixers. 

May 27, 2015

Former Katz Group president and CEO assumes the reigns at 99 Cents Only Stores. 

May 27, 2015

A new anti-itch device using a static charge to alleviate a bug bite hit the market Wednesday.