A year after deciding to end tobacco sales, CVS Health on Thursday released new data from a CVS Health Research Institute study that shows a reduction in cigarette purchases over the past year.
Fueled in part by increased pharmacy sales, Fred’s reported Thursday that its August sales hit $165.6 million this year, up 12% over August 2014.
Prescription counts decreased a little and pharmacy same-store sales were up in August, according to numbers reported by Rite Aid Thursday.
The drug, a biosimilar version of Amgen’s Neupogen, is the first biosimilar drug to launch in the U.S.
“What’s in greatest demand today isn’t more data, but synthesis — understanding what’s next, crossing boundaries and being able to combine different pieces into an interesting new whole.” That’s what Dan Mack, managing director of the Mack Elevation Forum, asked attendees to do at Friday’s exclusive, one-day summit co-hosted by Mack Elevation Forum and Drug Store News at Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House in Denver.
In the next several years, millennials will represent 30% of dollars coming into consumer package good companies. As a result, its up to brand marketers to figure out how to reach millennial consumers.