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Issue 08-13-2012

Pharmacies step up battle against nonadherence

It has been said that improved medication adherence is the next blockbuster. That insight has motivated pharmacy operators, drug makers and pharmaceutical distributors, among others, to tackle the problem. Recent work by three drug chains — industry leaders CVS Caremark and Walgreens, and Thrifty White, which operates 87 stores in six states in the Midwest

Sexual wellness: New possibilities for chain drug retailers

Known variably as sexual health, sexual well-being and family planning, the sexual wellness category is intertwined with social and cultural trends. Although both male and female contraceptives are staples of the product assortment, the continued arrival of more personal intimacy and enhancement items compels the category’s boundaries to evolve. Influencing this evolution is the convenient