May 5, 2014

"With advertising and other forms of traditional media playing a less dominant role in how consumers interact with brands, breaking through with packaging is more significant than ever," writes Crystal Bennett, partner at Little Big Brands, in her latest blog post.

April 30, 2014

"I remember the first time I worked in a pharmacy like it was yesterday. Not only was it fast paced and exhilarating, the work was also meaningful and beneficial to the community. I can hardly believe it’s been close to 20 years since I began behind the counter," writes Jonathon Kopf, pharmacy product manager for Emdeon, in his latest blog post.

April 25, 2014

Former SVP Walgreens Randy Lewis recently released his first book “No Greatness without Goodness,” which outlines the progression Walgreens made in giving people with disabilities the opportunity for employment. According to Lewis, 1-in-5 Americans has a disability, and nearly 70% of people with disabilities and 95% with such severe cognitive disabilities as autism will never hold down a job. Having experienced success with the Walgreens disability initiative and knowing it had the potential to make an impact on the broader workplace, Walgreens invited other companies to visit their facilities and see the program in action. DSN had an opportunity to sit down with Lewis to discuss the book and Walgreens’ accomplishments.

April 24, 2014

As part of the launch of DSN’s new microsite, DrugStoreNews.com/Pain-Management, DSN had the opportunity to speak with Carmen Catizone, executive director of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, regarding a new initiative that the association is spearheading to address the current patient access problem when it comes to pain management pharmaceuticals.

April 24, 2014

DSN sat down with Stuart Amos, president and CEO of FlavoRx, to discuss FlavoRx and the new initiatives being generated by the compliance and adherence solution.

April 23, 2014

Retailers and technology vendors convened at the third annual Health, Wellness and Technology Roundtable to discuss what they see in the current technology today, what they expect in 2014 and some of the unmet technology needs.

April 23, 2014

According to a DSN poll of suppliers conducted in early April titled “DSN Supplier Sentiment Survey — State of Trade Relations,” as many as 55.7% of suppliers don’t feel they are in a “win-win” scenario with their retail partners.

April 22, 2014

DSN profiles leading pharmacy retailers in the industry.

April 22, 2014

Drug Store News’ sister publication, Chain Store Age, celebrated in March the winners of its 32nd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition, which recognizes the best in retail and restaurant design from around the world, as well as achievements in sustainability and in-store digital innovation.

April 21, 2014

"It is the race to attract shoppers and gain trips that is causing some retailers to lose their core identity which can potentially lead to puzzlement among consumers," writes Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group vice president, in his latest entry.

March 31, 2014

"Retailers are not just looking for new products, and lots of talk, they are looking for trusted partners and results," writes Dan Mack, founder of the Mack Elevation Forum, in his latest blog post.

March 20, 2014

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a fan of NBC’s "The Voice." It’s not because of the variety of talent that graces the stage and tries to wow the judges and the general public, but rather because of the blind auditions. For those unfamiliar with this popular television reality show, singers have a 90-second audition to make an impression on the panel of celebrity judges.

March 17, 2014

Drug Store News’ sister publication Chain Store Age awards the winners of its 32nd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition, which recognizes the best in retail and restaurant design from around the world, as well as achievements in sustainability and in-store digital innovation.   

 

March 14, 2014

In advance of CHPA’s 2014 Annual Executive Conference, DSN sat down with Scott Melville, CHPA president and CEO, and Jim Mackey, CHPA chairman, to discuss what’s in store for the OTC industry.

March 13, 2014

In December 2013, the Drug Store News Group hosted an exclusive roundtable discussion of leading pharmacy retailers and a select group of key vendors.

March 6, 2014

DSN breaks down the brands and categories driving the business.

February 27, 2014

Community pharmacy fills gaps in access and affordability for patients and payers.

February 25, 2014

DSN recently caught up with Dick Domann, VP pharmacy services for TrialCard, to talk about adherence and abandonment solutions. Capturing otherwise lost scripts is a significant opportunity for retail pharmacy, and TrialCard has a tool to help reclaim those prescriptions.

February 12, 2014

"You may have heard the good news: through proactive involvement from pharmacists all across the state, California recently passed a law (SB 493 in October, 2013) declaring that pharmacists are healthcare providers who have the authority to provide healthcare services within the state. The law creates a new category of pharmacists by statute, for those who meet the criteria, and as a result creates new opportunities for pharmacists to engage with others more traditionally understood as healthcare providers to assist patients in managing chronic conditions," writes Nathan Ludvigson, director, government business development at Emdeon.

February 11, 2014

The 15th annual Industry Issues Summit, hosted by The Drug Store News Group on Dec. 3, brought together a powerful lineup of some the top minds in the business.

February 10, 2014

DSN recently sat down with Martie Moore, chief nursing officer at Medline, to discuss this year's virulent flu season and what efforts caretakers can take to help stop the spread of the flu.

February 7, 2014

From 2012 to 2017, global spending on medicines will increase from $205 billion to $235 billion, according to IMS Health. By 2017, 36% of the spend will be on generics, a number that is 9% more than the percentage in 2013.

As a result of the patent cliff, generic drug manufacturers have thrived while branded pharmaceutical manufacturers have suffered. Branded pharmaceutical manufacturers are expected to suffer even more in the coming years, as many more important patents will lose exclusivity.
A recent paper from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services delves into these issues and more.

February 7, 2014

Where is pharmacy automation headed, and how will it be put to use by pharmacists and the companies that employ them?

February 6, 2014

"The unusually cold weather has likely put a deep freeze on retail sales, also. Not only did the retail sector experience a lackluster holiday shopping season, but now they are also hit with the reality that some shoppers are simply not going out into the cold. The winners may very well be online retailers," writes Hamacher Resource Group vice president Dave Wendland.