May 15, 2014

Call it the triumph of irrationality over self-interest. Healthcare experts and pharmacy leaders have been grappling with the challenge of patient nonadherence for decades.

May 14, 2014

Retail sales rose ever so slightly in April, putting a damper on hopes of a sharp uptick in economic growth in the second quarter. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, retail sales — which include categories such as automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants — rose 0.1% in April, following a revised 1.5% increase in March that ranked as the biggest since March 2010.

March 13, 2014

Many retailers have pointed to a persistent and severe winter for weak holiday and fourth-quarter sales. But according to the National Retail Federation, retail sales rebounded in February.

January 15, 2014

Reform of eligibility criteria for MTM services would improve access to care for seniors and boost medication adherence, according to an article co-authored by Laura Miller, senior economist with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

January 3, 2014

Adults who are covered by Medicaid use emergency rooms 40% more than those in similar circumstances who do not have health insurance, according to a new study, co-authored by an MIT economist, that sheds empirical light on the inner workings of health care in the United States.

December 2, 2013

More consumers plan to spend more than last year, and fewer consumers less than last year, according to the 14th annual holiday spending survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America and the Credit Union National Association.

September 24, 2013

A forecast of holiday sales announced on Monday by Deloitte shows retailers can expect moderate sales gains this season.

May 3, 2013

The retail industry added nearly 30,000 jobs last month amid a general uptick in hiring that brought unemployment down to 7.5%, according to the Department of Labor.

April 4, 2013

Retail-based health clinics, urgent care clinics, telehealth and traditional physicians may be increasingly competing to serve the healthcare needs of Americans but the real winner is the patient, suggests a recent article in The Economist.

September 26, 2012

Deloitte is forecasting holiday sales will increase between 3.5% and 4% as the economy's health and the presidential election take center stage among consumers this fall.

September 21, 2012

"It is not from the benevolence of the patient, the pharmacist or the payer that we expect our better health, but from their regard to their own self interest." While the somewhat-modified quote is ascribable to Adam Smith, an 18th-century economist credited with the invisible hand theory, the principle holds true.

June 29, 2012

Consumer sentiment declined more than six points for the month of June, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final index.

June 7, 2012

More patients are actively looking for and expecting to find mobile health solutions, according to the global Economist Intelligence Unit report, which was commissioned by PricewaterhouseCoopers and released Thursday.

November 9, 2011

A few years back, The Economist stated that 70 percent of the value of a new car lies in intangibles. It is a great reminder that companies — and brands — are made up of impressions, insights and even ideas.

September 26, 2011

Retailers should expect small gains in 2011 holiday sales, according to a Deloitte forecast issued Monday.

September 1, 2011

Retail same-store sales held steady with a 4.9% gain in August as retailers reported mostly solid back-to-school results at the same time sales at department stores were hurt by the impact of Hurricane Irene and weaker spending plans by shoppers, Kantar Retail reported on Thursday.

March 31, 2011

Kraft Foods said its board of directors has nominated Peter Henry as its newest member.

February 10, 2011

Public policies to support medical innovation will help drug companies address diseases that devastate people’s lives, a drug company executive said at a summit Thursday.