March 6, 2012

"Game change." That's the theme leading up to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association's 2012 Annual Executive Conference given the shifts in consumer demand and legislative focus. DSN caught up with CHPA's president and CEO Scott Melville before the meeting to get a sense of where the business of consumer healthcare products stands today, and what the association is working toward tomorrow.

March 5, 2012

In preparation for Natural Products Expo West, which kicks off March 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., Zevia All Natural Soda is looking to make a big splash in the U.S. market with its line of sugar-free, naturally-sweetened sodas. DSN caught up with Paddy Spence, Zevia CEO, to talk about the new product launch and the potential for "natural sodas" in the U.S. marketplace.

March 5, 2012

Radio Health Journal's Reed Pence talks with DSN editor in chief Rob Eder; Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness Kermit Crawford; Express Scripts senior director of public affairs Brian Henry; and former Walgreens pharmacy customer Virginia Greathouse about the causes and impact of the Walgreens-ESI dispute.

March 5, 2012

In January, specialty pharmacy group contracting organization Armada Health Care introduced ApproveRx, a Web-based system that it says will greatly streamline the prior authorization process and already has been adopted by Amber Pharmacy. Meanwhile, the company also is gearing up for the Armada Summit at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel in May. Recently, Drug Store News spoke with Armada CEO Larry Irene about these recent developments.

February 28, 2012

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy in late February released data showing that both patients and their health plans can realize savings of up to 60% on the cost of infused specialty medications by choosing alternate treatment sites, such as the ones fielded by Walgreens. DSN caught up with Michael Einodshofer, director of utilization management at Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, to discuss the potential cost-reduction impact savings it can have on employers and payers.

February 28, 2012

As part of its Executive Retailer Viewpoint series, DSN sat down with Chuck Wilson, VP pharmacy operations at Health Mart, at DSN's Industry Issues Summit to discuss opportunities for community pharmacy to improve patient outcomes.

February 17, 2012

As part of its Executive Retailer Viewpoint series, DSN sat down with Mike Cantrell, president at Good Neighbor Pharmacies, at DSN's Industry Issues Summit to discuss technology and the evolution of pharmacy care.

February 14, 2012

DSN.TV hit the streets of New York City to ask women about the nail colors, designs and applications they choose, as well as what frustrates them most about doing their nails at home.

February 1, 2012

As part of DSN's Executive Retailer Viewpoint series, DSN sat down with Jason Reiser, VP health and wellness, ops/compliance at Sam's Club, at DSN's Industry Issues Summit to discuss how to better engage customers and the impact of the economy on business in 2012.

January 31, 2012

As of Jan. 1, asthma products like the Primatine Mist inhaler became no longer available at retail — leaving consumers with few asthma-care options in the OTC aisle. Drug Store News recently interviewed King Bio president Frank King, who is introducing a new nonprescription inhaler for asthmatics, formulated with homeopathic ingredients, called AsthmaCare under its Safecare banner of products.

January 18, 2012

In an effort to tap into the minds of some of the industry's top executives, Drug Store News recently sat down and talked with some of these leaders in a multipart executive viewpoint video series.

January 4, 2012

Chain Drug Marketing Association later this month will be hosting its 86th Annual Trade Expo at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. Drug Store News caught up with Brianne Johnson, CDMA director of business development, to talk about what’s new at the show this year.

January 3, 2012

On Sunday, Jan. 1, Walgreens' contract with Express Scripts expired, and millions of Walgreens customers covered by ESI were forced to either move their pharmacy business to another pharmacy in the Express Script network or come up with some other way to stick with Walgreens. DSN editor Rob Eder on Tuesday interviewed Walgreens president and CEO Greg Wasson on what the company is doing to hold on to those customers and to appeal to payers, and what the potential ESI-Medco deal could mean.

December 15, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association recently unleashed a new front-end program that has seen more than 20% growth in test pilots. Operating under the hood of that program is 35-year retail veteran Gabe Trahan, NCPA senior director of store operations and marketing. Drug Store News caught up with Trahan to discuss the kinds of tools that can be accessed as part of the new program.

December 15, 2011

DSN caught up with ECRM president Mitch Bowlus to find out what was in store for the company’s highly successful series of Efficient Program Planning Session meetings and the constantly evolving MarketGate technology that helps drive them.

December 13, 2011

DSN spoke with Hamacher president Dawn Vogelsang about its new digital product library featuring as many as 6,000 home health care items, as well as the opportunities in home health care today.

July 27, 2015

Jack L. Sinclair was appointed chief merchandising officer of 99 Cents Only Stores LLC, effective today. His duties include merchandising and marketing functons for the company.

July 27, 2015

Walmart employee Loren Wade recently celebrated his 103rd birthday. 

July 27, 2015

The FDA has approved Daklinza (daclatasvir), in combination with sofosbuvir, in treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 3 infections.  

July 27, 2015

The Food and Drug administration announced Friday that it had approved Praluent (alirocumab), a cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 inhibitor injection. 

July 27, 2015

The GpHA and Biosimilars Council have published their objections to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement to the pages of the New York Times. 

July 27, 2015

The Israeli Health Ministry approved on Monday a decision to allow patients licensed to receive medical marijuana from a pharmacy with authorization from a medical expert, according to theJerusalem Post.

July 27, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart has partnered with the Canadian government to sponsor the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health campaign for depression and suicide prevention among seniors.

July 27, 2015

A survey of more than 60,000 e-commerce shoppers  found that retailers can reduce abandonment by targeting customers who visited with the intent to buy, but didn’t complete a purchase (“true abandoners”).