Special Reports

Drug Store News’ sister publication Chain Store Age awards the winners of its 32nd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition, which recognizes the best in retail and restaurant design from around the world, as well as achievements in sustainability and in-store digital innovation.     
In December 2013, the Drug Store News Group hosted an exclusive roundtable discussion of leading pharmacy retailers and a select group of key vendors.
In December 2013, the Drug Store News Group hosted an exclusive roundtable discussion of leading pharmacy retailers and a select group of key vendors. Moderated by special guest Dave Wendland of Hamacher Resource Group, the panel tackled a wide range of issues, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act and how it will impact the practice of pharmacy and patient care in diabetes management, how to better leverage the pharmacist in injection training and nutrition counseling, and new...
DSN breaks down the brands and categories driving the business.
DSN breaks down the brands and categories driving the business.  
Community pharmacy fills gaps in access and affordability for patients and payers.
Community pharmacy fills gaps in access and affordability for patients and payers.
The 15th annual Industry Issues Summit, hosted by The Drug Store News Group on Dec. 3, brought together a powerful lineup of some the top minds in the business.
The 15th annual Industry Issues Summit, hosted by The Drug Store News Group on Dec. 3, brought together a powerful lineup of some the top minds in the business. Discussion, which was driven by questions developed by a select group of vendors, focused on three core themes: strategic alignment between retailers and suppliers, better sharing of risk and maintaining trust and transparency. The transcript that follows represents key highlights from the day’s conversations.
From 2012 to 2017, global spending on medicines will increase from $205 billion to $235 billion, according to IMS Health. By 2017, 36% of the spend will be on generics, a number that is 9% more than the percentage in 2013. As a result of the patent cliff, generic drug manufacturers have thrived while branded pharmaceutical manufacturers have suffered. Branded pharmaceutical manufacturers are expected to suffer even more in the coming years, as many more important patents will lose exclusivity...
As a result of the patent cliff, generic drug manufacturers have thrived while branded pharmaceutical manufacturers have suffered. Branded pharmaceutical manufacturers are expected to suffer even more in the coming years, as many more important patents will lose exclusivity.  A recent paper from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services delves into these issues and more. Click here to read the full Generics Drug Report 2014.   
Where is pharmacy automation headed, and how will it be put to use by pharmacists and the companies that employ them?
Where is pharmacy automation headed, and how will it be put to use by pharmacists and the companies that employ them?  
As the massive changes wrought by the Affordable Care Act reach a crescendo in early 2014, who are Americans turning to for help navigating the complexities of a health system in transformation?
As the massive changes wrought by the Affordable Care Act reach a crescendo in early 2014, who are Americans turning to for help navigating the complexities of a health system in transformation? In many cases, it’s to the nation’s most accessible health-and-wellness providers: community pharmacists. According to an online survey of 348 pharmacists, conducted by Drug Store News, almost two-thirds say they have been receiving questions about health reform since Jan. 1.
As the company completes its 50th year in business and the country awaits a period of change in health care unlike anything seen in at least that time, CVS Caremark executives are quite confident that its unique hybrid structure and its ability to leverage the three core parts of its business — either individually or together, in varying combinations to serve a multitude of needs — aligns more effectively with the long-term trends in health care and puts the company in a unique position at a...
As the company completes its 50th year in business and the country awaits a period of change in health care unlike anything seen in at least that time, CVS Caremark executives are quite confident that its unique hybrid structure and its ability to leverage the three core parts of its business — either individually or together, in varying combinations to serve a multitude of needs — aligns more effectively with the long-term trends in health care and puts the company in a unique...
In terms of boosting medication adherence and prescription volumes, the benefits of consolidating all of a patient’s prescriptions into a single, once-a-month refill process are even greater than previously thought.
In terms of boosting medication adherence and prescription volumes, the benefits of consolidating all of a patient’s prescriptions into a single, once-a-month refill process are even greater than previously thought.