Digital Editions

May 2022

In this issue, DSN delved into the pros and cons of a proposed rule on DIR fees right before CMS issued a final rule that put a stop to the retroactive fees, beginning Jan. 1, 2024. Also inside, a look at how beauty brands are seeking ways to reduce waste via packaging innovations, the state of the supermarket pharmacy business, how eye and ear care are still driven by pandemic-related trends, the transformation of immunity supplements as the new multivitamin, and much more!

April 2022
This month, DSN examines how retailers are testing new concepts to grab shoppers' attention and ignite sales of impulse-driven merchandise. Plus, retail pharmacy steps up to meet consumers' evolving needs as online competitors continue to gain traction, the founders and top executives of women-led beauty brands share their insights in a virtual roundtable, a sneak peek at some of the new product and service innovations from participating companies at NACDS Annual, REX Awards 2022 highlight technology and automation companies, and much more!

March 2022
In this issue, DSN features top women in pharmacy and retail chains ascending in their respective fields. Also inside: industry experts offer bold ideas to address challenges in retail pharmacy, consumers reach for gummies and expanded delivery formats, the REX Awards 2022 spotlight OTC and preventive health products and much more!

This month, DSN takes retail pharmacy's temperature by asking executives and those who provide products and services to weigh in on where the industry stands, where it's going, and how it must adapt and evolve to get there. Plus, day two of DSN's annual Industry Issues Summit panel, hydration trends and antiaging ingredients in skin care, generic drugmakers share their outlook on the year ahead, innovative devices and technology in diabetes care, new ingredients with added health benefits in sleep solutions, natural and eco-friendly products in the feminine care category, CBD topicals and product trends, and more!

In this issue, DSN takes a look at ways retail pharmacies are becoming a tour de force in an unexpected area — providing mental health services — as the pandemic takes a psychological toll on Americans. Also inside: Retail Excellence Awards pay tribute to an impressive array of natural products brands, pandemic-fueled interest in healthier living boosts sales for wellness, clean beauty brands, investments in innovation and automation drive pharmacy efficiencies, the cough-cold/flu category shifts its in-store strategy as more shoppers stay home, and much more!


In this issue, DSN closes out the year with its 2021 Pharmacy Innovator of the Year winner, Walmart, and a close look at the retailer's role in consumer health with its wellness initiatives as an omnichannel healthcare organization. Also inside: trends propelling skin care products, mindful snacking options, Products to Watch, technological advances in the digital frontier and much more!

This month, DSN shines a spotlight on a group of talented women featured as its Top Women in Health, Wellness & Beauty Winners for their contributions in helping grow and diversify the industry. Also inside: a look at how pharmacy schools are preparing students with the ability to adapt in an ever-evolving practice, the increased demand for OTC products and the trends driving immunity supplement sales. Plus much more! 

In this issue, DSN honors Walgreens as its 2021 Retailer of the Year for its work to overhaul its retail approach and strengthen its omnichannel infrastructure. Also inside: women leaders of beauty brands discuss the industry in a virtual roundtable; cough-cold makes a comeback; and pharmacy tech and automation helps pharmacists provide patient care. Plus much more!

This month, DSN examines the ongoing labor crisis and how retailers are effectively attracting and retaining talent. Also inside: multigenerational pharmacists keep the practice all in the family, beauty disruptors shake up the category, sports nutrition and weight management caters to health-conscious shoppers, and much more!

This month, DSN looks at the states that lead the country in vaccination rates and how their economies are coming back. Plus, a preview of products that will be at the virtual NACDS Total Store Expo, exploring men’s grooming habits, showcasing how pharmacy is addressing social determinants of health and much more!

JULY 2021
This month, DSN highlights how pharmacy organizations are looking to cement the gains that the industry has made throughout the pandemic. Also inside: sizing up CBD trends, spotlighting sun care's bright future and profiling generics companies adapting to stay competitive — plus much more!

JUNE 2021
In this issue, DSN looks at the ways suppliers and retailers are working together to better meet the needs of diverse shoppers. Also inside: Tech and automation execs weigh in on how pharmacies leveraging technology and a look at the rise of plant-based beauty, as well as a rundown of the digestive aids space — plus much more!

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