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07/11/2013 - 1:14pm

Gabe Trahan, NCPA senior director of store operations and marketing, sometimes wears red sneakers when he speaks to an audience to drive home an idea: It may be comfortable to you, the owner, but to the audience or customer, those red sneakers detract from the overall experience. Listen in as DSN talks with Trahan about the red sneakers many independent operators have across their front-end.

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07/10/2013 - 2:46pm

DSN had the opportunity to speak with Christian Tadrus, who has been the pharmacist at Sam’s Health Mart in the Colombia, Mo. area, since 1997. Tadrus, a member of McKesson’s Sponsored Clinical Services pharmacy network, participates in a number of adherence support programs, including the award-winning Pharmacy Intervention adherence coaching program, StudyLink patient recruitment for clinical trials program, and the RxRapid Response pharmacist survey program.

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06/26/2013 - 1:02pm

Marketing and media firm InterQuantum is launching a dietary supplement line from Kowa Health Care. DSN talked with InterQuantum’s Anthony Raissen about the company’s 2013 launch plans.

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05/06/2013 - 9:41am

Boiron owner Michèle Boiron flew over from France in April to host a pair of lectures on the benefits of homeopathy. The brand is celebrating 30 years in the United States. In that time, Boiron has carved out a big niche with its Oscillococcinum flu treatment. DSN traveled to Philadelphia to meet with Boiron’s owner and discuss how homeopathy is faring in the United States.

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05/02/2013 - 11:36am

DSN caught up with Cigdem Topalli, brand manager for Geritol and Feosol at Meda Consumer Healthcare, to talk about what the company is doing to breathe new life into Geritol — a brand that resonates more with baby boomers — to better appeal to today’s 30-somethings.

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04/12/2013 - 9:52am

Westport VP and general manager Paul Hemings spoke with DSN about the company's introduction of Zephrex-D, a meth-resistant pseudoephedrine product, to market. Beyond taking a bite out of the $23.5 billion methamphetamine trade, Hemings discussed the benefits of having Zephrex-D behind the pharmacy counter.

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04/10/2013 - 9:52am

DSN recently sat down with Suzanne Hansen, Walgreens group VP pharmacy operations, to discuss the evolution of the business of pharmacy from a dispensing model to a service model, and to tease out how Walgreens is beginning to mold its pharmacy service model into a comprehensive omnichannel offering.

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04/02/2013 - 11:22am

DSN caught up with Greg Bradley — president and CEO of Advantage Consumer Healthcare, a full turnkey solution center for over-the-counter medicines reaching the market — for an overview of the new marketing and sales solution company as it has recently brought to market OraSure Technologies' OraQuick Advance, a take-home HIV test kit that the Food and Drug Administration recently approved for the self-care market, and Westport Pharmaceuticals' Zephrex-D, a pseudoephedrine product with a unique point of differentiation.

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03/19/2013 - 12:56pm

DSN sought out founder and president of UrgentRx Jordan Eisenberg for the details on the company's fast powder OTC treatments as they begin to show up at retailer checkouts nationwide. As a brand offering, it represents a unique delivery format with unique merchandising opportunities.

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03/11/2013 - 10:34am

DSN spoke with Nielsen's Reny Diaz to preview a panel discussion at this year's Consumer Healthcare Products Association's Annual Executive Conference. Diaz, joined by Doug Stukenborg of Target and Roberto Ruiz of Univision, will discuss the growing Hispanic consumer demographic and what it means for self-care companies.

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03/01/2013 - 2:11pm

DSN sat down with Scott Melville, CHPA president and CEO, to discuss the Consumer Healthcare Products Association 2013 Annual Executive Conference and how the conference will focus on "consumer centricity," in this exclusive podcast. In addition, senior-level executives attending the sold-out conference will learn how CHPA is extolling that value on Capitol Hill. "OTCs are demonstrating their value everyday because consumers are purchasing them with their own dollars," Melville said. "The challenge has been for policy-makers to understand the value that OTC medicines bring." But that may change this year, Melville said, as CHPA continues to lobby around that OTC value quotient.

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02/25/2013 - 10:31am

DSN sat down with Calvin Peters, Duane Reade's PR/online manager, to talk about the launch of the social game Ingress, a mobile platform utilizing location-based services to bridge the game into the physical world, and how the company hopes the game will be the next rung in the evolutionary ladder of social retailing helping to drive foot traffic into its stores.

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02/14/2013 - 1:14pm

Larry Freed, president and CEO ForeSee, sat down with DSN to discuss the factors consumers are looking for when shopping online and how omnichannel is meeting those expectations. More and more, shoppers are becoming better satisfied with their online shopping experience, with pureplay online retailer Amazon.com garnering the best consumer satisfaction scores of all online merchants. But what does that mean for omnichannel retailers?

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02/05/2013 - 1:43pm

DSN sat down with Radek Sali, CEO of Australia's Swisse Wellness, to discuss insights into the company's U.S. market launch with brand ambassador and Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman leading the way.

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01/31/2013 - 10:51am

Hospitals need retail pharmacy if they're going to reduce re-admissions, eliminate unnecessary healthcare costs and avoid penalties from Medicare for patient re-admission rates that are too high, under a new law that took effect Oct. 1. With that in mind, Walgreens created WellTransitions.

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01/09/2013 - 12:26pm

Medagate recently executed the first implementation of its 2.0 restricted-spend platform, which encourages eligible consumers to make healthy living choices by purchasing qualified items at the point of sale, through Fred's Super Dollar stores. DSN sat down with Medagate president Devin Wade to discuss the breadth of the program and his company's future plans.

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12/27/2012 - 1:44pm

The Obama administration recently stressed the importance of increasing coverage of HIV treatment, as well as increasing access to HIV testing and counseling. It's an initiative that Walgreens, with more than 700 HIV-specialized pharmacies and over 2,000 pharmacists with special HIV/AIDS-accredited educational training, follows closely. Walgreens' senior manager for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis pharmacy services Glen Pietrandoni talked with DSN on the scope of Walgreens' HIV/AIDS services.

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12/27/2012 - 1:33pm

One week following the re-election of President Barack Obama, DSN spoke with Mike Cantrell, president of AmerisourceBergen's Good Neighbor Pharmacy, on the impact — and opportunity — healthcare reform holds for community pharmacies.

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11/30/2012 - 7:05pm

Today pharmacists are administering vaccinations, managing patients’ medication therapy regimens and providing expertise on everything from specialty drugs to travel medicine. With all these changes in the pharmacy, it’s important to train the next generation of pharmacists. DSN Collaborative Care recently had the opportunity to talk with Bill Riffee, dean of the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy, about how pharmacy schools are preparing students.

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11/27/2012 - 5:17pm

New product launches may be the lifeblood of the health-and-beauty aid industry, but most new product introductions reach only a modicum of success. Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland explores some of the pitfalls to avoid in launching a new product to market and offers measures companies can take to improve their innovation success rates in this interview with DSN. Wendland also discussed the topic in his recent blog, "New product launches: Lessons for success."

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10/16/2012 - 5:22pm

Natural Products Solutions recently announced the launch of VirMax T Testosterone. As part of that launch, DSN caught up with NPS president and CEO Marty Gallant to discuss men’s health supplements.

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10/03/2012 - 2:55pm

DSN recently caught up with Sajid Syed, president of Acro Pharmaceutical Services, to talk about how the company works with what he calls the "four P's" — the patient, physician, pharmaceutical manufacturer and payer — to provide an array of specialty pharmacy services to clients.

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09/27/2012 - 7:08am

DSN caught up with Dave Dimas — program director of engineering, sciences and information technology at the University of California, Irvine Extension — to discuss the role predictive analytics can play in health care, as well as a new certificate program on how to best translate that consumer data into action plans.

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09/21/2012 - 1:10pm

DSN sat down with Judy Blatman, SVP communications for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, to get the details on the launch of the organization's "Life…Supplemented" resource app for iPhones and iPads.

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09/21/2012 - 12:53pm

DSN sat down with Jeff Weidauer, Vestcom International VP marketing and strategy, for some insights on who the millennial is, and when it comes to shopping, what her expectations are.