July 27, 2016

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which went viral in 2014 as a fundraiser for research, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, the ALS Association announced.

July 6, 2016

Consumers have weaved digital into every aspect of their fitness regimens. They are constantly seeking new and novel ways to change their routines. In this special report, ECRM and healthy-living website HellaWella examine attitudes, perceptions and buying habits.

July 5, 2016
Parents are opening their wallets for the upcoming academic year, but being selective in what, where and how they buy.
June 29, 2016

Smart cities hold the promise to potentially make urban areas more efficient, more secure, and even more health conscious. (Forbes)

June 29, 2016

While much has been made about retail clinics’ ability to trim healthcare costs, a study published in the journal Health Affairs this spring suggested that these walk-in health centers may actually boost overall spending.

June 10, 2016

A new study reports that offices equipped with alcohol-based hand sanitizers had 24.3% fewer healthcare insurance claims for preventable illnesses – such as cold, flu and respiratory illnesses.

June 1, 2016

ARP and Abbott surveyed 1,480 Americans ages 50 years and older and found that while a majority see themselves as being in good health, 1-in-2 reported that they wished they had more strength or energy.

May 16, 2016

Companies are rushing to devise strategies to attract millennial shoppers, but what, the New York Times asks, do millennials really want? It turns out that their tastes vary wildly, although there is one uniting factor among this age group. (The New York Times)

April 12, 2016

NEW YORK -- Ten-second mobile video ads have greater brand appeal and persuasion potential for millennial audiences, according to a report in Adweek. The magazine says a study conducted by IAB in partnership with Millward Brown Digital and Tremor Video found that brands running 10-second mobile video ads have greater appeal and persuasion potential with younger audiences. However, a slightly longer, 30-second spot did better with those between the ages of 35 and 54. (Adweek)

April 7, 2016

Many retailers’ long-held assumptions about consumer loyalty programs are no longer accurate, according to a new study.

March 24, 2016

Three new healthcare delivery models are emerging in today’s primary care market that really resonate with retail pharmacy, including models that emphasize convenient care, at-your-service care and digital health, PwC’s Health Research Institute noted in February in a webinar outlining the future of primary health care in the United States.

March 8, 2016

Like a powerful tide that gradually eats away at the foundations of a once-impregnable sea wall, the booming market for generic drugs advances and recedes with the rise and fall in the number of branded drug patent expirations each year.

March 4, 2016

In the nation’s hierarchy of most-trusted professions, where does the community pharmacist stand? Near the very top of the list.

February 5, 2016

A new study of the retail habits of Generations Y and Z shows that the different age groups differ when it comes to using computers for online purchases versus shopping at brick-and-mortar stores.

February 2, 2016

Cough-cold marketers like to strike just before the iron gets hot, placing most of their ad placements in support of cold and flu remedies in the two months leading up to the peak of cold and flu season.

February 2, 2016

The natural beauty category is poised to post some of its strongest growth in years, but confusion remains in just what consumers consider natural and organic.

January 29, 2016

According to  a recent study by ECRM and HellaWella, while such natural and homeopathic remedies as essential oils, tea and Grandma’s chicken soup are becoming more prevalent for preventing and treating colds among healthy-minded consumers, OTC medication is still a key component in their cough-cold arsenal. Read more in this exclusive report.

January 12, 2016

See results from a new study by ECRM and HellaWella about consumer perceptions around VMS products and how those perceptions shape their shopping behavior. 

December 30, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, specialty pharmacy and top trends, in this multi-page report.

December 30, 2015

In the vitamin category, private label leads the one- and two-letter segment, with $425 million in annual dollar sales, according to the latest Promo Watch report from Drug Store News, Competitive Promotion Report and IRI.

December 9, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, technology, automation, prescription drug home delivery services and Web-based diabetes monitoring, in this multi-page report.

December 7, 2015

Since 2005 generics have saved patients $1.68 trillion, a report released by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association showed.

December 7, 2015

It’s 7 a.m.; do you know where your customers are? According to a report on global beauty routines conducted by analytics company RealityMine, that’s the peak time for personal grooming.

December 7, 2015

Vitamins have made a comeback.