March 9, 2016

For years, community pharmacy has presented itself as one of the best solutions out there for the ills plaguing the nation’s overstretched and over-costly healthcare system. Few things drive that message home as effectively as the rapid growth of in-store health fairs and disease screening events at drug store, supermarket and mass merchandise pharmacies nationwide. In this special report, DSN examines the growth of in-store health fairs.

March 8, 2016

Battery sales are suffering in the drug store channel, with channel sales dipping nearly 3% for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 27, 2015, according to IRI data. But, there are growth opportunities in the category in the advanced alkaline, hearing aid and specialty batteries segments.

March 8, 2016

HealthyLife Rewards offers BlueShield subscribers and their families a potential $500 in annual cash back rewards for purchasing healthy foods at grocery stores, including local chains Hannaford Supermarkets and Price Chopper and its Market 32 Supermarkets.

March 8, 2016

Men are more than an afterthought at Nivea.

March 8, 2016

As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News assembled a first-class panel of retail pharmacy and supplier executives for an exclusive, in-depth discussion on emerging best practices for improving care among patients with chronic conditions.

March 8, 2016

Hal Harrison — incoming CEO of Mutual Drug Corp., is a 35-year veteran of the industry who currently serves as Mutual Drug’s SVP operations. 

March 8, 2016

It is estimated that 80% of the male population between the ages of 18 and 34 years old currently sport a look with facial hair.

March 8, 2016

Since 2006, Kmart has raised more than $92.8 million for St. Jude.

March 8, 2016

Canada's PharmaChoice has earned its distinction as the second-largest independent pharmacy banner byu surpassing 600 locations, according to a report from KelownaNow published Monday. "As we continue to see more pharmacy reform, we believe the unaffiliated will need to find a home," suggested Calvin LeRoux, PharmaChoice East CEO. "So long as pharmacy owners are seeking transparency and maximum value, we are confident that we will continue to grow." (KelownaNow)

March 8, 2016

Energizer Recharge, the first rechargeable AA and AAA batteries made with 4% recycled  battery material, provide consumers with long-lasting power that can be recharged hundreds of times and reduce the impact on the planet.

March 8, 2016

DSN takes a deep dive into one of the most strategically important categories in retail pharmacy.

March 8, 2016

Walmart vet Marcus Osborne will focus on driving the strategic vision, business development and key initiatives for the transformation of the health and wellness business.

March 8, 2016

Weis Markets also announced an Ahold USA vet has joined the team as director of category analysis, promotional income and retail strategies.

March 7, 2016

Among other additions at the meeting, Steven Collis, who has served as Amerisource Bergen’s president and CEO since July 2011, was elected chairman of the board, succeeding Richard Gozon. 

March 7, 2016

Naloxone is already available without a prescription at CVS Pharmacy locations through standing order or collaborative practice agreements in 15 states.

March 7, 2016

In addition to free health screenings, Sam’s Club Pharmacies also provide other savings and preventive care to each community they serve, such as year-round immunizations.

March 7, 2016

Beginning March 7, all of Walgreens 120 drug stores in Puerto Rico will dedicate space to providing information on CDC-recommended steps to prevent the spread of Zika virus.

March 4, 2016

The company said its total revenues for the period ended Feb. 14, which included the holidays, increased 2.6% to $28.2 billion. 

March 4, 2016

The savings card is accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies, FamilyWize said, including such major partners as Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, Kmart, Publix, Costco, Albertsons and Safeway, Kroger and Sam’s Club.

March 4, 2016

Walgreens-partner Providence Health and Services plans to merge with St. Joseph Health, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported Friday. "Providence will then become the third-largest non-profit health system in the U.S., behind only Kaiser Permanente and Ascension Health, the Journal reported. "Providence's system includes 34 hospitals, but will grow to 50 with the merger." (Puget Sound Business Journal)

 

March 4, 2016

The Medicare “lock-in” provision is a part of a larger prescription drug abuse bill known as the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

March 3, 2016

In the United States, Ahold grew sales excluding gas by 4.1%, adjusted for an additional week. 

March 3, 2016

A CNBC report on Wednesday noted that a software coding error may be behind making the prescription history and other basic information for a few thousand online U.S. pharmacy customers of Wal-Mart Stores visible to other users.

March 3, 2016

Delhaize America plans to refresh 142 stores in 2016 as its partent company completes its merger process with Royal Ahold.