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Special Report: New General Market Purpose-Driven Summit

Read insights from speakers and panelists at the New General Market Purpose-Driven Summit, held by Drug Store News and Mack Elevation in June.

Special Report: Digital Disruption Innovation Summit

The one-day Digital Disruption Innovation Summit drew more than 200 suppliers and Walgreens executives, who heard from experts and their peers about what the retail world is doing to keep ahead of trends and deliver on customer needs. 

Read insights from speakers and panelists at the Emerson Group Retail Industry Day, which focused on how brands can keep pace with a changing retail environment.

The DSN PoweRx list represents nearly 80% of the total retail pharmacy business — including more than $250 billion in pharmacy sales and nearly 59,000 pharmacies.

In today’s healthcare ecosystem, it’s much better to partner than to go it alone.

The need to bridge the gap between the pharmacy counter and the rest of the retail operation is generating more discussion across the industry at a time of changing consumer attitudes and growing competition from a wider range of retailers — both brick-and-mortar and virtual.

It’s done. A hearing aid category specific to the over-the-counter arena was signed into law in August; all that remains to be created is the regulatory framework. Read more in this special report.

Chronic care management has become an all-consuming topic for retail pharmacy.

Meeting consumer needs through purpose is key to staying competitive. Brick-and-mortar retail units must become more exciting and relevant to today’s more demanding and elusive shopper in order to survive the changing environment.

There’s no single magic bullet for enabling patient-facing care in community-based pharmacy, but there are proven strategies to make substantial progress.

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the state of the weight management, sports nutrition and vitamin market, and products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

A new breed of drug-resistant head lice is driving a new wave of product solutions. DSN Senior Editor Michael Johnsen takes a deeper look at what retailers and suppliers are doing to combat "super bugs" in this special report.

DSN senior editor of health Michael Johnsen examines the state of the hearing aid segment in this special report.