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Andrew Mandzy

Rx switches lead allergy sufferers to OTCs

Rx switches lead allergy sufferers to OTCs

WASHINGTON — More allergy sufferers are opting for over-the-counter medicines to alleviate their symptoms as more prescription products switch to OTC status, according to new research Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and Nielsen. CHPA said Thursday the study found that 60% adult allergy sufferers use only OTCs for treatment, up from just more than half

Regional drug chains display prowess as innovators

Regional drug chains display prowess as innovators

Although sometimes overlooked amid the swirl of activity surrounding the largest players in retail pharmacy, regional drug chains remain an integral part of the industry. The assets and aspirations of those companies — defined as operating between four and 250 stores — along with the challenges they face, were on display at the National Association

It’s a whole-store opportunity with retail clinics

It’s a whole-store opportunity with retail clinics

Retail competition continues to be fierce. According to Nielsen’s forecast, dollar sales are projected to grow only 0.9% in 2017, meaning that retailers will continue to fight each other over a pie that isn’t growing as much as they’d like. Therefore, they need to differentiate themselves from their competitors and gain more loyalty from their

Nielsen: Retail clinics bring in-store opportunity

Nielsen: Retail clinics bring in-store opportunity

Retailers focusing on health and wellness might want to take a closer look at retail clinic patients, according to a recent retail health care services study by Nielsen. Of more than 2,200 U.S. adults surveyed by Harris Poll for Nielsen, almost 20% said they’ve visited a retail health clinic in the last 12 months. Yet