December 15, 2014

Google is reportedly studying the effect color has on consumer purchase decisions, among other issues

December 15, 2014

There’s concerning news about this flu season as, according to a HealthDay News report, fewer than half of Americans still haven’t gotten their flu shot.

December 15, 2014

The U.S. retail sector will add nearly 30,000 jobs through the end of December as the country heads into a strong holiday shopping season.

 

December 15, 2014

The Rancho Mirage Albertsons/Sav-On Pharmacy is sporting a new look, and store associates rolled out the red carpet during the Dec. 3 ribbon cutting ceremony, the company announced.

December 15, 2014

A study conducted by Cigna and Safeway shows that reference-based pricing can help control lab costs when individuals are supported with education and an online shopping tool.

December 15, 2014

Simply Beverages, the makers of Simply Orange and Simply Lemonade beverages, is adding a line of juices to its portfolio. 

December 15, 2014

More than half (56%) of Christmas shoppers surveyed typically have gifts left to purchase by the time "Panic Saturday,” the last Saturday to shop for holiday gifts before Christmas (also referred to as "Super Saturday"), rolls around. 

December 15, 2014

Today’s consumers increasingly shop online with home delivery, eliminating a valuable trip to the store where they can be enticed to make additional purchases.

 

December 15, 2014

Walmart has announced the 75 food pantry winners of the Food Pantry Holiday Makeover campaign that will each receive a $20,000 grant for facility makeovers.

December 12, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation announced the election of Troy Trygstad, the re-election of Leonard Edloe and appointment of Ed Hamilton.

 

December 12, 2014

Premium skin care company Arithmetic has officially launched its Acne Control Complex.  Optimized to help adults achieve clear, healthy skin, each product includes premium ingredients and natural moisturizers.

December 12, 2014

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of pharmacy technology, biosimilars and generics, as well as a look at FDA reform and its potential impact on healthcare costs, in this multi-page report.

December 12, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday welcomed the passage of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014, a measure that will protect consumers from potentially dangerous anabolic steroids falsely marketed as dietary supplements.

December 12, 2014

Enzymedica earlier this week announced the company is introducing new packaging across its line of enzyme-focused supplements that includes a new logo, potency guage, category icon and flip-top lid. 

December 12, 2014

Sanofi Pasteur announced that the FDA approved the supplemental biologics license application for Fluzone Intradermal Quadrivalent vaccine.

December 12, 2014

Two MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics opened on Friday inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Reno and Sparks.

December 12, 2014

Beauty brand philosophy has announced the appointment of the inaugural seven hope and grace fund advisory board members who will provide critical input, leadership, and accountability to the fund.

December 12, 2014

Entrepreneur Ceata E. Lash experienced migraines when wearing elastic bands on her voluminous, naturally coily hair. Frustrated, she set out on a mission to create a functional tool to both secure big hair and allow it to maintain fullness without cinching, pulling or causing the user pain. Enter the PuffCuff Hair Clamp.

December 12, 2014

The announcement that Walgreens' Greg Wasson is retiring marks the end of an era, one in which Walgreens, and Wasson in particular, has left an indelible mark on the industry. It's an era during which Walgreens has transformed into a progressive, global, multi-faceted healthcare company that pushes the envelope both in terms of the healthcare services provided and in terms of the front-end-slash-omnichannel shopping experience enjoyed by Walgreens' customers. 

December 11, 2014

Clinicians are more open to utilizing burgeoning healthcare technology as part of their practice, and patients are more receptive to interacting with that technology, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute report released last month titled “Healthcare delivery of the future: How digital technology can bridge the gap of time and distance between clinicians and consumers.”

 
December 11, 2014

The 1990s are long over, and so is the thin eyebrow trend that came with it. “It’s a big brow boom right now. It is really a good time to be in the brow business,” Joey Healy, a prominent eyebrow stylist who is a favorite among celebrities and companies, told Drug Store News.

December 11, 2014

With the youngest of the baby boomers having turned 50 this year, adult incontinence is proving to be a high-traffic, high-frequency category with a decent amount of margin, at least in the drug channel. According to Competitive Promotion Report, the drug channel enjoys a 35% margin in this category on average.

December 11, 2014

Australian Dream is one of those hot external analgesic products that has been growing by greater than 20% across all channels. Drug Store News had an opportunity to dig a little deeper regarding the Nature s Health Connection s Australian Dream product with David Biernbaum of David Biernbaum and Assoc., who represents the product.

December 11, 2014

Understanding the importance of consumer education to drive sales of at-home beauty devices, earlier this year market leader Clarisonic opened its first brand installation within Macy’s Union Square location in San Francisco.