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INSIGHTS AND PERSPECTIVES

Insights and perspectives on merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies.

Another way to solve the pharmacy profitability problem

Pharmacy consultant and industry expert Bruce Kneeland takes a look at an independent PBM business model focused on saving money and improving patient outcomes.

Products to Watch

Products to Watch: 5 standout new products from August

Another month means another slew of new products that Hamacher Resource Group’s new product team had to sort through in order to pick up-and-coming products that have promise.

DSN's beauty director, Laura Fontana shares her thoughts on the growing men's grooming category.

Sam's Club's Sean Jackson and Dan Mack

The most recent Elevation Forum in Rogers, Ark., brought 35 industry executives together to discuss the future of mass retail and how the top tier of companies adapt to changes.

At NACDS Total Store Expo, Drug Store News connected with Ken Stewart, clinical executive with Elsevier, to discuss an approach to data that allows pharmacies to reevaluate their IT approach.

With reimbursement pressures reducing margins on prescriptions and increasing competition, independent pharmacies must increase their value in patient care and find ways to deliver products and solutions.

DisposeRx

DisposeRx founder and CEO John Holaday highlights the ways that pharmacies can play a role in helping patients safely dispose of unused and unwanted medication to prevent abuse and misuse.

man inspecting hair for loss

The current growth in the men’s personal care and grooming market highlights a shift in the way that male consumers traditionally have approached their personal care. Previously, men have shopped based on utility, with very little research behind the purchase required.

Walmart Health Exterior

DSN editor in chief Seth Mendelson highlights recent efforts by Walmart that signal the retailer is making the right moves.

Health Mart Atlas vice president of pharmacy performance Crystal Lennartz discusses industry-wide efforts McKesson is participating in to help bring about DIR fee reform.

Accreditation organization The Compliance Team currently is celebrating its 25th year in business.

DSN editor in chief Seth Mendelson discusses Walmart's recent announcements, which could change the tone of retailing.

Drug Store News spoke to Melanie Marcus, chief marketing officer at Surescripts, about how electronic prescribing can remove administrative hurdles for pharmacists to spend more time counseling patients.

Amazon’s private-label strategy and the decision last year to launch an exclusive line of over-the-counter health products threaten to cannibalize sales from drug and pharmacy retailers both online and in store.

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