August 24, 2011

Behind every prescription that lands at the pharmacy counter is a series of events that influence the prescriber’s decision. Powered by data from SDI Health, Drug Store News goes inside the examination room in this exclusive report, providing an in-depth look at the critical factors that shape pharmaceutical sales trends and shift market share from one drug to another in 10 key market segments.

July 25, 2011

With its latest string of initiatives designed to bring it out of a slump that lasted more than a decade, Rite Aid is aiming for “wellness” to do for it what the lowercase “i” did for Apple.

May 24, 2011

Happy days are here again! Consumer confidence rebounded 1.6 points in April from a dip in March, according to the Consumer Confidence Index, despite the fact that high-gas-price stories are dominating the airwaves. That suggests consumers may be willing to try new things again — in other words, to buy something new — and that is excellent news for niche manufacturers. In this annual report, DSN calculates the value of niche brands.

April 25, 2011

85% — that’s more or less the combined market share for the companies that make up the 2011 DSN PoweRx50, approximately $185 billion of the total $218 billion retail pharmacy industry. The DSN PoweRx50 indisputably reflects the true titans of the retail pharmacy industry. It is the ONLY truly CHANNEL-AGNOSTIC ranking of the retail pharmacy industry that measures all of retail pharmacy, including traditional drug chains, independents, supermarkets, mass and club stores — ALL of it. BA-BOOM!

March 25, 2011

In November 2010, The Drug Store News Group hosted in New York an exclusive round-table discussion among leading executives from a vast array of retailers and a handful of key vendors. Moderated by DSN editor-in-chief Rob Eder, the panel tackled a wide range of issues, from the role of private label to improving store execution, inventory optimization and more. In part two, featured here, the panel tackles beauty care.

March 25, 2011

There are a million stories in the retail pharmacy industry — this is about a dozen of them. Early in 2011, the editors and publishers of Drug Store News put out a call to select members of the vendor community for a chance to tell the stories of their companies, in their own words. What followed is DSN’s first-ever user-generated special report.

March 7, 2011

In November 2010, The Drug Store News Group hosted in New York an exclusive round-table discussion among leading executives from a vast array of retailers and a handful of key vendors. Moderated by DSN publisher Wayne Bennett, the panel tackled a wide range of issues, from the role of private label to improving store execution, inventory optimization and more. In part one, featured here, the panel tackles health and wellness.

March 7, 2011

DSN profiles 15 supermarket leaders in health and wellness.

February 18, 2011

Talk about a bold retail vision. Walgreens president and CEO Greg Wasson said the nation’s top pharmacy retailer wants nothing less than to “own well.” He’s serious. Owning “well” — or, put another way, becoming the nation’s top retail resource for pharmacy and health-and-wellness services and products — is the kind of declaration few retail pharmacy executives would dare utter. But Wasson isn’t running just any drug store chain.

August 22, 2014

The Beauty Co. will launch its Kumiko skincare line at the NACDS show in Boston on Aug. 23, 2014. The Kumiko sponge line delivers numerous benefits, the company said, and is made of natural glucomannan — which comes from the root of the Konjac plant.

August 22, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration issued a final rule regarding the rescheduling of hydrocodone combination products from schedule III to schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.

August 22, 2014

Henry Ford Health System on Thursday launched a free smartphone app for patients to order and manage their medications. The Henry Ford Rx app is available for patients who use any of the chain's 28 retail pharmacy locations throughout the metro Detroit area.

August 22, 2014

Mylan on Friday announced the launch of potassium chloride extended-release tablets USP in 600-mg and 750-mg dosage strengths.

August 22, 2014

Feeling under the weather and need an over-the-counter medication delivered to your door or diapers for the little one? Call Uber.

That’s right. Uber, a taxi app company, has announced that it is experimenting with a drug store shopping and delivery service in a limited area to Washington, D.C., residents.

One question that comes to mind is what does it mean for pharmacy retailers? Well, one thing that’s for sure is that if Uber’s service takes off and becomes standard (Uber has said that “the more you love it, the more likely it will last”) it could help pharmacy retailers better compete with rivals who are beefing up their same-day delivery offerings.

 

August 21, 2014

Cybersecurity experts will bring their experiences and best practices to the upcoming 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo in a two-part educational program designed to help attendees mitigate cybersecurity risks.

August 21, 2014

The generic drug industry — and by extension, patients across the United States — is being adversely impacted by what some are calling branded drug makers’ abuse of risk evaluation and mitigation strategies, or REMS.

August 21, 2014

ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — During the second quarter, Ahold USA experienced a dip in sales while its online grocery operation, Peapod, achieved double-digit sales growth.

August 21, 2014

Restricting access to samples of generic biological drugs would lead to nearly $140 million in lost savings for every $1 billion in biologics sales, Matrix Global Advisors said.

August 21, 2014

Brandperx in November will be launching its Patientperx platform, a diseases-state specific health resource that's being published in partnership with Reader's Digest. 

August 21, 2014

Dollar Tree delivered its 26th consecutive quarter of positive comparable-store sales growth in second-quarter 2014, but profit declined 2.6% thanks to increased freight costs and investments in higher-value products.

August 21, 2014

Citing antitrust concerns, Family Dollar Stores has rejected Dollar General’s proposal and reaffirmed its support of the merger agreement with Dollar Tree.

August 21, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline announced FDA approval for Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone furoate inhalation powder), a once-daily inhaled corticosteroid medicine for the treatment of asthma in patients 12 years of age and older.

August 21, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration cleared South Korean company Philosys’ Gmate blood sugar monitoring device for U.S. marketing on Aug. 15.

August 21, 2014

Food Lion has unveiled a new shopping experience for customers in 31 stores in the greater Wilmington, N.C., market.