August 5, 2013

David Houle sometimes brings up a quote from the famed cyberpunk fiction author William Gibson: "The future is already here. It just hasn't been evenly distributed yet." Houle recently talked with DSN about how this applies to health care, noting that "We won't call it health care. We'll call it health management."

March 13, 2015

Patient access, lower costs, accountability and collaborative care: those are the watchwords that define the nation’s overextended web of health care in 2015. And community pharmacy — the true face of neighborhood health care — offers some timely solutions to all of them.

March 13, 2015

“Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.”

March 12, 2015

CVS Health’s chief medical officer Troyen Brennan said in an interview with Reuters that the entry of copycat biotech drugs could cut prices of expensive medications by 40% to 50%.

March 11, 2015

The supplement industry on Wednesday called into question the validity of the New York Attorney General's investigtation into botanical dietary supplements with a white paper that outlines the potential shortfalls of the testing methodology used. 

March 11, 2015

A recently published Kline & Co. report highlights some of the most dynamic performers in the U.S. professional skin care market in 2014.

March 11, 2015

A new PLMA study on shopper loyalty among consumers ages 25 years to 45 years dispels many long-held assumptions.

March 11, 2015

A coalition of state attorneys general is organized by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate herbal supplements. 

 

March 5, 2015

McKesson Care Management has been recognized for its processes, quality program and reporting, and care management electronic capture system.

March 5, 2015

Nutramax Labs announced Thursday the results of a National Institutes of Health-funded clinical study carried out at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

 

March 5, 2015

NACDS' RxIMPACT Day, a two-day event that brings together pharmacy advocates from across the nation to educate members of Congress about the importance of pro-patient, pro-pharmacy policies, will be headlined by the national editor of The Cook Political Report.

March 4, 2015

Walgreens’ mission to go big in beauty includes personal care, Walgreens DMM Rudy Kucera told Drug Store News, for categories including grooming, hair care and oral care, “all part of the beauty regimen.” And just like in cosmetics, there is the quest to tailor merchandise for specific stores.

March 4, 2015

Walgreens aims to have a consistency of voice across all channels, both clicks and bricks. In beauty, the strategy is to look at the customer in a holistic manner, said Katlyn Gao, head of retail products, digital at Walgreens. 

March 4, 2015

When GVP/GMM, beauty and personal care Shannon Curtin arrived at Walgreen Co. about five years ago, the beauty department was already regarded as one of the best and most efficient in the mass business. But it was missing one element Curtin and her teamwork diligently to nurture — love.

March 4, 2015

Walgreens’ beauty team works diligently to please customers, but Michelle Hobson’s job as senior manager of beauty program development is to lead the charge for all training efforts and key strategic beauty programs for the company’s most precious assets — its Beauty Advisors.

March 4, 2015

Jaws dropped six years ago when Duane Reade unwrapped its first LOOK Boutique. The concept exemplified what many drug store merchants had only dreamed about — a selection brimming with prestige brands presented in an environment on par with specialty stores.

March 4, 2015

Barb Larson has seen myriad changes in her role as division merchandise manager at Walgreens. But what she’s most proud of today is how Walgreens has become more connected to shoppers than ever.

March 4, 2015

As part of its quest to be the most loved and shopped beauty destination, Walgreens offers an array of its “owned brands.” These chain exclusives fill in gaps in assortments or offer tremendous value, according to Kina Guyton, Walgreens director of beauty owned brands.

March 4, 2015

To be sure, Walgreens started out on its Go Big in Beauty mission before its partnership with Boots began in 2012. But Boots, with its rich portfolio of beauty brands certainly helped ‘kick’ things up a notch or two.

March 3, 2015

Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell unveiled a wide-ranging growth strategy.

February 27, 2015

J&J formed Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions to facilitate the development and implementation of programs that focus on wellness and prevention. 

February 26, 2015

"Why do you think the TV show 'Shark Tank' is so popular? You would think that a show about a bunch of finely dressed business people assessing new business ventures is more fodder for boardrooms than family living rooms. So what’s the hook and what can we all learn from this happening?" writes Dan Mack in his latest blog post. 

 

February 23, 2015

A U.S. Chamber of Commerce exec will keynote the NACDS Political Action Committee breakfast during NACDS Annual.

February 12, 2015

Whole Foods Market is continuing its expansion in Western Canada with three new locations: Greater Victoria, B.C.; Edmonton, Alberta; and Calgary, Alberta.