July 17, 2013

If retailers and brand manufacturers want to unravel the mystery and unlock the opportunity of the omnichannel consumer, they need to “take a step back and think like the consumer,” Rhonda Johnson, chief customer officer, Merck Consumer Care, told DSNTV in a special edition of DSN Executive Viewpoints.

September 22, 2015

Two distinct trends have helped keep sales of vitamins, minerals and supplements moving forward over the past year.

September 16, 2015

If the future of health care can be summed up in one word, that word might be “connected.”


September 16, 2015

Caridiologist Robert Califf is currently the FDA’s deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco, a post he has held since March.

August 20, 2015

Paris Presents is confident enough in its products to hire spokespeople who talk about competitive makeup brushes. While that might seem risky, it is all about presenting the real story to discerning millennials and other consumers who prowl online product reviews.

August 7, 2015

Chief merchant David D'Arrezo departs Dollar General as the company turns to DG veteran Jim Thorpe to take over merchandising. 

July 16, 2015

In half the size, the new Boost RTD packs the same protein-rich punch. 

June 1, 2015

Fred's is retooling all categories across the front-end in an effort to improve overall performance. 

May 20, 2015

The retail behemoth that is Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is fixing its sights on a new target: the nation’s overstretched and overly costly primary healthcare system. The result could be a major disruption of that system and the acceleration of health reform in America.

April 21, 2015

The National Minority Quality Forum on Tuesday honored PhRMA's John Castellani, for helping to increase diversity in clinical trials. 

March 25, 2015

Personalized digital media company Catalina has announced the appointment of a new chief data officer of the global business.

March 6, 2015

CVS Health's chief medical officer is addressing the National Business Group on Health.

February 17, 2015

CVS Health weighs in on the next chapter in the debate about the impact of expensive drugs on the healthcare system in a commentary that appears today on the Health Affairs blog.

February 5, 2015

CareCam Health Systems is looking to revolutionize chronic care management and improve health outcomes with its patient-driven software solution that goes above and beyond teleheath to leverage the power of behavioral science, mobile technology and video. Enter vHealth.

January 16, 2015

A report published in the Jan. 16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report estimates that getting a flu vaccine this season reduced a person’s risk of having to go to the doctor because of flu by 23% among people of all ages.

December 11, 2014

Nothing highlights Walgreens’ transition to full-service community health provider better than the company’s massive flu shot and immunization program. Under an aggressive, seven-year expansion program driven by pharmacy, health and wellness chief Kermit Crawford, the program has given Walgreens a powerful platform on which to build an expanding menu of preventive health-and-wellness services.

December 11, 2014

Designed to improve patient access to pharmacists and showcase the chain’s health, wellness and daily living offerings more effectively, Walgreens’ Well Experience store format embodies the vision for a more engaged and more comprehensive model of pharmacy practice championed over the past decade by Kermit Crawford, outgoing president of pharmacy, health and wellness.

November 4, 2014

NBTY on Tuesday announced the appointment of Andrew Archambault to the position of chief customer officer. Archambault has nearly 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, most recently serving as VP and managing director for Bacardi USA. 

October 23, 2014

John Spina, Walgreens corporate VP expense optimization, and Don Huonker, Walgreens chief operational risk officer, will retire from the company effective Oct. 31.


October 7, 2014

The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation on Monday announced the recipients of its 2014 Innovators in Health award, which recognizes individuals whose work reflects the spirit of NEHI and embraces the mission of improving the quality of health care and reducing costs for patients and their families. 

September 29, 2014

Health experts argue that there are tactics that payers and purchasers can deploy to help improve patient access.

September 15, 2014

Mack Elevation Forum and Drug Store News on the day before the NACDS Total Store Expo brought together eight critical thought leaders from both inside and outside the industry, challenging attendees to think beyond their brands to achieve breakthrough results.

August 28, 2014

In recognition of the increased risks that seniors have of developing health complications from the flu, pneumonia, shingles and other illnesses, CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic have declared September to be Senior Vaccination Month and will be working to raise awareness about the importance of vaccinations for their senior patients.

July 30, 2014

As expected, former Procter & Gamble head Robert McDonald has been confirmed to serve as Veterans Affairs secretary.