May 14, 2015

When told they'd spend 20 years sleeping by the age of 60, millennials characterize sleep as a 'waste of time,' new research shows. 

April 22, 2015

Building on its strong service reputation and a solid foundation of loyal shoppers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region, Wegmans will continue its slow but steady expansion as it extends its menu of health-and-wellness offerings.

April 22, 2015

The supermarket industry’s biggest engine appears to be firing on nearly all cylinders.

April 17, 2015

In 2014, ACH (automated clearing house) volume grew to almost 23 billion electronic payments, an increase of almost 5%, or 1 billion transactions, from 2013 volume.

April 9, 2015

Pharmacists are performing more patient-care activities in a variety of healthcare settings as the industry is opening up to more opportunities for women.

April 7, 2015

The disparity between reimbursement rates and generic drug costs caused by a lag in payment is forcing many community pharmacies to operate at a negative margin.

February 20, 2015

NACDS’ Steve Anderson discusses how the goals of NACDS’ social media campaign mirrors the broader work to make the NACDS Total Store Expo truly valuable.

February 3, 2015

Much of the mobile app experience happens in the comfortable, unrushed environment of the home, with 85% of shoppers preferring to shop there via mobile.

January 28, 2015

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would formally designate pharmacists as healthcare providers under Medicare Part B.

January 7, 2015

SoapBox, a mission-based personal care company that highlighted its range of bar soaps, body washes, lotions and liquid hand soaps at the 2014 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo in Boston, has broadened its distribution, enabling the company’s charitable mission to have a larger impact on communities around the United States.

January 6, 2015

According to the Walgreens Flu Index for the week beginning Jan. 5, Knoxville, Tenn. is the No. 1 designated market area with flu activity, followed by the Paducah, Ky. area and Chattanooga, Tenn.

December 30, 2014

Tennessee, Kentucky and South Carolina are among the states that experienced the greatest gains in flu activity for the week of Dec. 29, according to Walgreens’ latest Flu Index.

December 18, 2014

In a letter to the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission on Thursday, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores emphasized the health-boosting and cost-reducing benefits that the pharmacist-patient relationship can produce for military families and veterans, and for the Department of Defense.

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 12, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation announced the election of Troy Trygstad, the re-election of Leonard Edloe and appointment of Ed Hamilton.

 

November 17, 2014

Pharmaceutical sales through HDMA-member traditional primary distributors reached nearly $305 billion in 2013.

November 17, 2014

SpermCheck in August gained additional retail distribution for its SpermCheck Fertility, an FDA-approved at-home screening test that determines with 98% accuracy whether a man has a normal or low sperm count. Infertility affects nearly 7 million U.S. couples every year. 

November 17, 2014

Last year, Drug Store News covered extensively the results from Thrifty White's successful medication synchronization program. DSN recently checked in with Tim Weippert, Thrifty White EVP pharmacy, to get an update.

 
November 12, 2014

Declining gas prices may increase holiday spending this year according to a new national survey measuring consumer optimism.

 

October 28, 2014

Independent community pharmacies are increasingly providing services to support patient medication adherence and set a new record high in the proportion of prescriptions filled with typically lower-cost generic drugs.

October 27, 2014

Prestige Brands on Monday reiterated that it is expanding its partnership between Goody's and NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

October 14, 2014

Mirixa Corporation, founded by the National Community Pharmacists Association, on Tuesday announced that its board of directors has appointed Marvin Richardson as CEO effective Nov. 4.

October 10, 2014

The Consumer Electronics Association on Thursday released a new study of adult Americans with hearing loss, finding that only 1-in-25 of those surveyed now own personal sound amplification products, and nearly 40% are interested in over-the-counter products to help them hear better.

September 18, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a statement urging transparency, collaboration and prioritization in working with pharmacy and other healthcare stakeholders to help protect patient access and fight prescription drug abuse and diversion.