October 17, 2016

Unilever’s $1 billion purchase of Dollar Shave Club was an eye-opening deal, representing growth in a different market.

September 7, 2016

Successfully offering consumer-centric health care requires a multi-pronged approach that meets the needs of a wide variety of customer groups, Aetna senior director of consumer initiatives Christina Speck stressed at the recent Retail Health Summit.

September 7, 2016

As health insurers continue to work closer with retailers to improve access to patient care, UnitedHealthcare is among a handful of companies at the forefront of this increasingly collaborative approach.

September 7, 2016

With more than 37% of Americans diagnosed as prediabetic, the current market for diabetes management and monitoring is really just the tip of the iceberg. According to Medline chief marketing officer Stu Schneider, it’s time for retailers and consumer health companies to start looking at the current diabetes care market like an iceberg.

September 7, 2016

One disconnect Bausch + Lomb’s John Ferris sees in the conversation about health care is the relative lack of attention paid to eye health as more than half of baby boomers don’t get regular eye exams.

September 7, 2016

The main focus for Johnson & Johnson’s health and wellness solutions president Len Greer is getting patients motivated to improve overall health outcomes. Greer said Johnson & Johnson is undertaking efforts to apply behavioral science in such disease states as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease to improve patient health.

September 7, 2016

As critics of the Affordable Care Act continue to grumble about how the law has adversely affected much of the nation’s healthcare system, consultant and Foundation for Health Smart Consumers fellow Mike Tarino said that giving people more control over how their healthcare dollars are spent could help quiet the critics and put what many see as a failing reform plan back on track.

September 7, 2016

Innovation has had a busy year, between its recently announced partnership with IMA North America and its Pharmacy Operations Symposium, held in April in concert with Binghamton University’s Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE), as it expands its solutions to help increase pharmacy efficiency, accuracy and inventory management.

September 7, 2016

Bayer Consumer’s Dr Scholl’s, which generated $291.9 million in sales for the 52 weeks ended June 4, according to Nielsen data as provided by Implus, still dominates the foot care category, while store brands gained 7.4% in that time frame to $65.6 million, and Implus gained 47.5% with the Airplus brand to $40.7 million.

September 7, 2016

Johnson & Johnson featured the Diabetes Collaboration Zone at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo in Boston last month, where a cross-functional team armed with a wide range of expertise — from product knowledge, technology and design to behavioral science — met with retailers to discuss opportunities to better serve the diabetes patient.

September 7, 2016

Ateb is looking to use what it has learned from more than a million patients enrolled and having their medications actively managed via its Time My Meds medication synchronization platform to help pharmacies improve both their business and their patients’ outcomes.

September 7, 2016

Challenged to think beyond current disease-state management solutions, a panel of leading consumer health executives anchored by Walmart VP OTC merchandising Annie Walker, examined the opportunities to disrupt customer habits and move beyond treatment to a mind-set on prevention at a special one-day thought leadership conference in Bentonville, Ark., co-hosted by Drug Store News and Mack Elevation Forum.

September 7, 2016

Quest Products is looking to break onto the external analgesic scene with CopperFixx, a balm that combines the analgesic properties associated with copper and arnica. Other brands continuing to lead the way were Blue Emu ($28.6 million, up 20.1%), Australian Dream ($23.1 million, up 20.7%) and Boiron’s Arincare ($19.1 million, up 19.7%).

September 7, 2016

Pfizer’s Nexium 24HR is the clear leader in the digestive aisle. However, in March 2017, store-brand versions of Nexium 24HR will be available. Perrigo has already secured a tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its OTC Nexium 24HR generic equivalent.

September 7, 2016

Consumers with diabetes spend 35% more on OTC products than the average consumer, noted Jeff Gregori, group VP consumer and shopper analytics for Nielsen, during a recent presentation at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo. Sales of product with a diabetes-specific focus increased 5.1% in 2015, according to Nielsen, reaching $592 million in total sales.

September 7, 2016

The allergy space will continue to heat up significantly in 2017 as marketers pollinate the airwaves with advertisements promoting their latest brand introductions

September 7, 2016

Panel of managed care executives, anchored by Walmart VP health and wellness transformation Marcus Osborne, share how their companies are expanding their reach and making healthcare delivery more convenient and efficient at a one-day thought leadership event co-hosted by Drug Store News and Mack Elevation Forum in mid-June in Bentonville, Ark.

September 7, 2016

RxMedic is looking to stay on the forefront of will-call solutions with its Automated Retrieval System, or ARS, as prescription volume increases. The company also is working to provide dispensing and storage solutions that can adapt to reduce downtime for calibration and maintenance.

September 7, 2016

Pharmacy technology company ScriptPro is positioning itself as a provider of solutions that will ease common pain points that come with increased script volume and the influx of paperwork from clinical services with two forthcoming innovations that address pharmacy documentation needs and the will-call process.

September 7, 2016

By now, the retail pharmacy industry knows that its place within the American healthcare landscape is changing. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute has dubbed it the New Health Economy.

September 7, 2016

The first step to making an impact in a customer’s life, according to Kimberly-Clark’s senior director of shopper engagement Liz Metz, is understanding what they want from their shopping experience.

September 7, 2016

As pharmacy shifts its focus to outcomes and implements more clinical services, Spartanburg, S.C.-based pharmacy solutions company QS/1 knows that its latest solution will be able to assist in managing the increasing amount of documents pharmacies deal with on a daily basis.

September 7, 2016

VoicePort rebranded its PharmaPhonetics property as CLARO Pharmacy Solutions — a name change aimed at highlighting the growth the company’s offerings have seen since starting out in 2003.

September 6, 2016

In this special report, DSN examines sales activity, trends and more in the diabtes, allergy, foot care and eye care categories.