May 30, 2012

A new line of cleaning products named after a Discovery Channel show has hit the market.

May 29, 2012

Cosmetic Executive Women recently recognized the most innovative beauty products of the year at the 18th Annual CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards.

May 29, 2012

Rite Aid has appointed president and CEO John Standley as chairman, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday.

May 29, 2012

Rite Aid is expanding the range of vaccines that customers can get at its stores in West Virginia following rules recently enacted by state regulators, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

May 24, 2012

Capri Sun has introduced a bigger, redesigned version of its original foil pouch.

May 24, 2012

The Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative certainly is a noble cause, but more than that, this is a prime example of Walgreens' active pursuit of an experience with its audience through the mediums that that audience chooses — in this case, Twitter. It represents a new paradigm in marketing as drug retailers and others swap a consumer reach and brand identity proposition for one of engagement and presence.

May 24, 2012

At the start of the article titled "Retail Clinics and Drug store Medicine" published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, author Christine Cassell, a physician, acknowledges that retail-based clinics have been "criticized in some quarters" but states that, despite this, the clinics have experienced success by patient satisfaction and quality scores. The fact that this message is coming from a physician makes it especially important.

May 23, 2012

Big trends can sometimes take centuries or even millennia to develop. Think about how long it took between the dawn of anatomically modern humans and the adoption of agriculture. Health care is no different, having come a long way since the days of bloodletting and the assorted quackeries that once were considered acceptable medical practices. But there’s one trend in health care that has happened with astonishing speed, particularly in the United States: the adoption of electronic prescribing.

May 23, 2012

Kmart has introduced a walk-in bill payment service in its stores, the mass merchandise retail chain said Wednesday.

May 23, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Wednesday that, for the second time over the course of one week, it has engaged with a congressional committee to tell the story of community pharmacy’s value in improving patient health and reducing costs, and it has submitted a statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance for the hearing Wednesday titled “Progress in Healthcare Delivery: Innovations from the Field.”

May 23, 2012

In 2011, the Convenient Care Association was interested in studying the impact of vaccine packaging in a retail clinic setting and conducted a pilot program. The pilot program looked at the perceptions of nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in 31 retail health clinics operated by The Little Clinic regarding the preparation and administration of flu vaccine via pre-filled syringes versus multi-dose vials. Featured is a discussion of how NPs and PAs perceive providing flu vaccine with pre-filled syringes versus multi-dose vials.

May 23, 2012

Are the nation’s more than 330,000 pharmacy technicians ready to step up to a higher level of patient services and a more demanding but rewarding career? For most pharmacy techs, that step up in duties is either fast approaching or has already begun.

May 23, 2012

An article recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shed a highly positive light on the convenient care industry, and outlined significant ways in which retail-based clinics are playing an important role in today’s U.S. healthcare system by improving access, cost and coordination of care for patients.

May 23, 2012

Canadian retailer Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to acquire 19 retail pharmacies and three central fill pharmacies located in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba from Paragon for about $75 million in cash.

May 23, 2012

Walgreens on Wednesday afternoon hosted a live chat on Twitter regarding its newly launched national Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative, an in-store training program designed to help people with disabilities gain retail employment, and how that program soon will expand.

May 22, 2012

Cirrus Healthcare Products earlier this month announced the launch of its Hello Kitty-licensed earplugs for swimming and sound protection.

May 22, 2012

Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland now is available for speaking engagements to help health, beauty and wellness companies prepare for 2013 and beyond.

May 22, 2012

Walmart topped the list of retailers on the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands, according to a study commissioned by WPP Group and conducted by Millward Brown Optimor.

May 21, 2012

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, once was among the most feared childhood diseases and was a frequent killer of young children. Today, it's mostly under control, a testament to the importance of vaccinations.

May 21, 2012

Yardley London, known for its botanical soap bars, has announced the launch of its new Skin Indulgence bath and shower collection.

May 18, 2012

Retailers are worried about rising gas prices, and apparently for good reason — while consumers aren't scrimping at the pump, what they are spending on more gas means less is spent elsewhere.

May 18, 2012

The launch of CVS/pharmacy’s Spanish-language website is especially important when you consider the fact that the company is attempting to do something that only one other retailer has been able to do. Yep, one.

May 18, 2012

Maybelline New York is launching at retail in June its Dream Fresh BB, an 8-in-1 skin perfector.

May 18, 2012

The Drug Store News Group, the Pharmacist Society and Mylan Inc., one of the world's leading generics and specialty pharmaceutical companies, are pleased to announce an exclusive sponsorship to expand membership opportunities at PharmacistSociety.com – an online forum that supports and enhances professional networks for U.S.-based retail pharmacists, professional organizations and pharmacy companies.