Drug Store News realized a long time ago that the retail pharmacy business is a whole lot bigger than just the pure-play drug channel. It’s food, drug, mass and independents, public companies and private companies alike. It’s anywhere in America there is a pharmacy counter operating in a retail environment. That is the way that DSN defines retail pharmacy in 2010. In this report, DSN’s editors profile the Top 50 pharmacy retailers in America, measuring all of these very different companies by the one metric that matters — pharmacy sales — and the relative commitment of senior management to pharmacy, health and wellness. DSN is the only publication that measures the industry this way. Click below to download the PDF of the Annual Report.
In today’s healthcare ecosystem, it’s much better to partner than to go it alone. This was a key theme at the Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit in New York City, where industry leaders said retailers, providers, payers and technology companies need to work more closely together to improve patient journeys across a range of touchpoints. Read more
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. Read more
Chronic care management has become an all-consuming topic for retail pharmacy. It has moved beyond a niche industry topic to a high-profile, national conversation that involves healthcare costs, government policy, emerging technologies and, most importantly, daily life for millions of consumers. Read more