January 7, 2015

While smokers are likely to hear dozens of reasons why they should quit, a new study is showing that there is a major health issue that healthcare providers may not be discussing.

 

January 7, 2015

Shoppers of dietary supplements generally are the healthier customers who are in your stores fairly frequently to purchase their vitamins, minerals or supplements.

January 7, 2015

Dietary supplementation represents big dollars in terms of the amount of healthcare costs saved by improving health outcomes and avoiding disease state ramifications.

January 7, 2015

According to a recent survey from the Council for Responsible Nutrition, only one-quarter of adults take dietary supplements for immune health, the association noted Wednesday. 

January 6, 2015

People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose early in their disease are likely to live longer than those who do not.

December 18, 2014

For frail older adults living in long-term care facilities, the high-dose influenza vaccine appears to be a better option than the regular shot.

December 18, 2014

According to Retale survey results, 15% of all holiday shoppers wait until the last minute to do their gift buying.

December 16, 2014

An interest in proactive wellness and proper nutrition is fueling demand for functional foods, Packaged Facts noted Tuesday in a new report.

December 15, 2014

Google is reportedly studying the effect color has on consumer purchase decisions, among other issues

December 15, 2014

More than half (56%) of Christmas shoppers surveyed typically have gifts left to purchase by the time "Panic Saturday,” the last Saturday to shop for holiday gifts before Christmas (also referred to as "Super Saturday"), rolls around. 

December 15, 2014

Today’s consumers increasingly shop online with home delivery, eliminating a valuable trip to the store where they can be enticed to make additional purchases.

 

December 11, 2014

Millennials often are perceived as healthier than baby boomers

December 9, 2014

From 2009 to 2013, the number of Americans using prescription opiates declined 9.2%, yet both the number of opioid prescriptions filled and the number of days of medication per prescription rose more than 8% in that time period. 

December 5, 2014

Even in such food-abundant industrialized countries as the United States, an alarming number of people — particularly seniors — are in a state of diseased-associated malnutrition.

December 3, 2014

A new study shows just how diluted Black Friday has become to holiday shoppers: Twenty-eight percent of shoppers shopped in stores on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 and 34% of shoppers chose to shop in stores the weekend after Black Friday (Nov. 29 to Nov. 30), while 25% shopped on Black Friday, according to Kantar Retail.

December 3, 2014

Drug Store News' sister publication Retailing Today has released the findings of the inaugural "Best Retailers to Work With" research report.

 

 

November 24, 2014

More consumers are planning to shop on Black Friday than Thanksgiving, however when compared to last year, shopping intent has slightly decreased, according to a recently released survey from CivicScience.

November 24, 2014

Walgreens on Monday reported a perfect score of 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index.

November 21, 2014

Rite Aid, Meijer, Sears and Walgreens rank as some of the best retailers for Black Friday deals.

 

November 20, 2014

Eighty-one percent of respondents plan to spend more or the same amount on the holidays compared with a month or two ago.

 

November 17, 2014

People being treated for COPD in the hospital who received nutrition treatment had reduced lengths of stay, hospital costs and chances of returning to the hospital within 30 days. 

November 17, 2014

A recent study by Field Agent examined what consumers are planning to do to keep themselves and their families healthy this fall.

November 17, 2014

In this issue, we explore the profile of health-seeking drug store shoppers, their pharmacy purchase behavior and the best times to reach this valuable audience with promotional messages.

November 17, 2014

People who received automated reminders were more likely to refill their blood-pressure and cholesterol medications, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.