March 21, 2012

In anticipation of hundreds of meetings between pharmacy advocates and members of Congress and their staff as part of NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores sent a letter to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., applauding the introduction of her legislation on Tuesday that would establish Medicare standards for pharmacy audits and reimbursement by pharmacy benefit managers.

March 8, 2012

Jelly Belly has introduced a new line of jelly beans inspired by Snapple beverages.

February 17, 2012

Some people swear by it. Others doubt it. What’s undeniable, however, is that homeopathic medicine sales were up 15.7% in 2011 to $173 million in natural supermarkets (excluding Whole Foods) and food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), according to SPINSscan Natural.

February 16, 2012

Kroger last month installed its first remote "kiosk store" on the campus of Ohio Northern University, according to a report published Wednesday in the Toledo Blade.

January 6, 2012

RetireSafe, a 400,000-supporter strong grassroots organization that advocates and educates on behalf of America's seniors on issues regarding Social Security, Medicare, health and financial well-being, on Friday issued a press release urging Express Scripts to return to the negotiating table and come to an agreement with Walgreens.

November 28, 2011

Many elderly patients put themselves at risk for emergency hospitalization due to adverse drug events, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

November 15, 2011

Nearly one-fifth of all Americans ages 12 years and older have hearing loss so severe that it may make communication difficult, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers and published in the Nov. 14 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

November 4, 2011

Mini collectibles and collectible trading cards are hot segments in the toy market. They are “on point with what kids want, aren’t expensive and keep kids coming back,” according to Adrienne Appell, a representative for the Toy Industry Association.


October 20, 2011

Candles become a key general merchandise category later in the year — 35% of candle sales in the United States occur during the fourth quarter.

September 28, 2011

CVS/pharmacy held a grand opening event on Tuesday at its distribution center in Chemung, N.Y., which attracted federal, state and local officials to celebrate the occasion.

June 29, 2011

Important safety information often is missing from drug labels, while some pharmacies don’t include medication guides required by the federal government, according to a new investigation by Consumer Reports.

June 15, 2011

Drug Store News has learned that Tim Canning, president of McKesson’s Health Mart division, is leaving the company to take the position of SVP and chief marketing officer at Omnicare. The move is effective June 17.

May 10, 2011

The National Retail Federation announced that it is endorsing legislation that would repeal the employer mandate provision of last year’s healthcare-reform law.

April 25, 2011

Counterfeit drugs are a problem that won’t go away. In a recent segment on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Sanjay Gupta explored the dark underworld of drug counterfeiting. While covering the bust of a counterfeiting operation in Lima, Peru, Gupta ­— himself a doctor — said he couldn’t tell the drugs were fake. But luckily, several technologies have been developed in recent years that allow quick detection of counterfeits. One company developing such a technology is Mobile Data Systems.

April 21, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has partnered with Continental National Bank of Miami to open an in-store bank branch inside Navarro's Hialeah Gardens store — marking the first bank in Florida to open an in-store bank in a drug store format.

March 15, 2011

Patients that opt to fill their prescriptions through a $4 generic program could help garner societal savings of nearly $6 billion, a new study found.

January 11, 2011

Looking to boost medication compliance rates for patients? Cash incentives and interactive games might be a key.

January 10, 2011

Image-conscious women don't "dress their age" until they reach 70 years old, according to new research carried out by the retailer Debenhams, a department store group that a strong presence in such categories as women's clothing, shoes, children's wear and beauty.

December 8, 2010

Almost half of women in the United States who suffer from diabetes reported that it has a negative impact on their sex lives, according to a new study released Tuesday by MicroMass Communications.

October 19, 2010

Katz Group Canada’s flagship Rexall drug store chain has unveiled a new retail format aimed...

October 5, 2010

Enzymedica on Tuesday launched a campaign to drive awareness around enzymatic therapy as a way...

October 5, 2010

Condom use is higher among black and Hispanic Americans than among white Americans and those...