April 12, 2013

Where do women turn for information on more sensitive health topics? Do women believe that men’s health issues get more attention in the media? To get answers to these questions, as well as many others, DSNTV recently took to the streets of Manhattan to speak with women to get their perspectives.

April 10, 2013

DSN recently sat down with Suzanne Hansen, Walgreens group VP pharmacy operations, to discuss the evolution of the business of pharmacy from a dispensing model to a service model, and to tease out how Walgreens is beginning to mold its pharmacy service model into a comprehensive omnichannel offering.

April 2, 2013

DSN caught up with Greg Bradley — president and CEO of Advantage Consumer Healthcare, a full turnkey solution center for over-the-counter medicines reaching the market — for an overview of the new marketing and sales solution company as it has recently brought to market OraSure Technologies' OraQuick Advance, a take-home HIV test kit that the Food and Drug Administration recently approved for the self-care market, and Westport Pharmaceuticals' Zephrex-D, a pseudoephedrine product with a unique point of differentiation.

March 22, 2013

In my last UpMarketing post, Dart and Science, I described how combining quantitative and qualitative research with good old-fashioned gut instincts can drive results. This post examines a related topic: big data. Everyone’s talking about the mountains of data at their fingertips, just waiting for analysis and action. But it seems that no one has figured out an effective way to begin excavating to find the hidden treasure.

March 20, 2013

One major theme resonating across the show floor at HIMSS13 was the importance of interoperability within healthcare ecosystems. Emdeon's Lathe Bigler discusses how interoperability in the pharmacy space has been centered on advances in e-prescribing and clinical messaging.

March 19, 2013

DSN sought out founder and president of UrgentRx Jordan Eisenberg for the details on the company's fast powder OTC treatments as they begin to show up at retailer checkouts nationwide. As a brand offering, it represents a unique delivery format with unique merchandising opportunities.

March 11, 2013

DSN spoke with Nielsen's Reny Diaz to preview a panel discussion at this year's Consumer Healthcare Products Association's Annual Executive Conference. Diaz, joined by Doug Stukenborg of Target and Roberto Ruiz of Univision, will discuss the growing Hispanic consumer demographic and what it means for self-care companies.

March 7, 2013

What are the key trends driving sales of false eyelashes? What are the greatest misconceptions about false lashes? To answer these questions and more, DSNTV not only hit the streets of New York City, but also spoke with Kerri LoCascio of Kiss Products to gain greater insight into the segment and to see just how easy false eyelashes are to apply. Click here to watch the video.

March 4, 2013

In November 2012, The Drug Store News Group hosted in New York an exclusive roundtable discussion of leading pharmacy retailers and a handful of key vendors. Moderated by special guest Dave Wendland of Hamacher Resource Group, the panel tackled a wide range of issues, including how to expand pharmacist accessibility for patients with diabetes; measuring and managing patient outcomes; government reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; and the use of complementary and alternative medicines.

March 1, 2013

DSN sat down with Scott Melville, CHPA president and CEO, to discuss the Consumer Healthcare Products Association 2013 Annual Executive Conference and how the conference will focus on "consumer centricity," in this exclusive podcast. In addition, senior-level executives attending the sold-out conference will learn how CHPA is extolling that value on Capitol Hill. "OTCs are demonstrating their value everyday because consumers are purchasing them with their own dollars," Melville said. "The challenge has been for policy-makers to understand the value that OTC medicines bring." But that may change this year, Melville said, as CHPA continues to lobby around that OTC value quotient.

March 1, 2013

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

March 1, 2013

Merchandising in the OTC space has certainly changed over the past decade. Gone is the “stack-‘em-high-and-let-‘em-fly” approach to planogramming. It’s a cleaner, less-cluttered shopping experience. And the complexity behind that shopping experience is changing.

February 25, 2013

“The only real valuable thing is intuition,” said Albert Einstein. Within the consumer healthcare industry, nowhere is that more true than in the realm of brand management.

February 25, 2013

DSN sat down with Calvin Peters, Duane Reade's PR/online manager, to talk about the launch of the social game Ingress, a mobile platform utilizing location-based services to bridge the game into the physical world, and how the company hopes the game will be the next rung in the evolutionary ladder of social retailing helping to drive foot traffic into its stores.

February 20, 2013

Like all of Walgreens' flagships, the new Los Angeles store pushes the envelope on what consumers would expect to find in a typical drug store. In this segment of DSNTV Virtual Store Tours, DSN editor Rob Eder travels to Hollywood to meet with key members of Walgreens' merchandising and store design teams for a firsthand look at the new store.

February 19, 2013

One of the biggest questions the average person might have about specialty pharmacy is, well, what the heck is it?

February 19, 2013

By now we are all well aware of the healthcare IT transformation taking place across the nation. This transformation is expected to continue for the foreseeable future with further implementation of Meaningful Use and the expansion of state Medicaid programs in 2014 as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requirements. Providing clinical services through the coordination of care among a variety of providers in the healthcare space will continue to be a focal point in the future of healthcare as well. For example, we will likely see more elaborate collaborative care models through the expansion of accountable care organizations, patient centered medical home efforts, and the development of health insurance exchanges in one form or another.

February 15, 2013

To see what's hot for fall/winter 2013 and how nail is meeting fashion with the help of Red Carpet Manicure, DSNTV went backstage at Noon by Noor at New York Fashion Week to talk with celebrity manicurist Elle. So what are some of the hottest nail trends, and which shades of Red Carpet Manicure graced the nails of runway models?

February 14, 2013

Larry Freed, president and CEO ForeSee, sat down with DSN to discuss the factors consumers are looking for when shopping online and how omnichannel is meeting those expectations. More and more, shoppers are becoming better satisfied with their online shopping experience, with pureplay online retailer Amazon.com garnering the best consumer satisfaction scores of all online merchants. But what does that mean for omnichannel retailers?

February 13, 2013

The generic drug tidal wave became a tsunami in 2012, with some of the world's top-selling pharmaceuticals swamped by generic competition, and health plan payers scrambling to reap billions of dollars in financial savings.

February 13, 2013

Now in its 14th year, in 2012, DSN changed up the format at the annual Industry Issues Summit conference. This year's theme was finding white spices for retailers and suppliers to co-create and bring new innovation to the consumer.

February 5, 2013

Money is a powerful motivator. Look no further than the sports world for validation. The PGA’s FedEx Cup encourages golfers to earn “points” towards participation in playoffs that offer a big season-ending payoff. Tennis has a similar format with the U.S. Open Series where performance in a series of events equates to a huge prize purse. Both instances use hefty prize money to help ensure the top performers participate and at high levels. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have applied this sports theory to its rankings system of Medicare Advantage (MA) and Prescription Drug Plans (PDP) plans. And there’s billions of dollars up-for-grabs for healthcare plans.

February 5, 2013

DSN sat down with Radek Sali, CEO of Australia's Swisse Wellness, to discuss insights into the company's U.S. market launch with brand ambassador and Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman leading the way.

February 1, 2013

Even as the big chains get bigger, the industry's top regional chains continue to grow in relevance and importance in the markets they dominate. In this special digital report, DSN profiles the leading regional pharmacy chains in food, drug and mass, with a special focus on what makes each one unique.

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