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Covidien offloads pharmaceuticals division

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05/29/2013

DUBLIN, Ireland – The board of directors at Covidien, a global provider of healthcare products, recently approved the spinoff of its pharmaceuticals business, Hazelwood, Mo.-based Mallinckrodt, according to a press release.

Convaid, Invacare launch charitable initiatives

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05/29/2013

TORRANCE, Calif. and ELYRIA, Ohio – Convaid, a manufacturer of customized pediatric wheelchairs, created a new Fund-A-Chair Program designed to raise funds for families toward the purchase of a Convaid wheelchair, according to a press release.

Alpine, Action Bag clean up

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05/29/2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah and BENSENVILLE, Ill. – For the fifth straight year Alpine Home Medical Equipment received Utah’s Best of State award in the merchandising and consumer services category, according to a press release.

DeVilbiss moves production back home

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05/28/2013

SOMERSET, Pa. – DeVilbiss Healthcare, a provider of respiratory supplies, plans to create between 20 and 25 full-time jobs by moving its manufacturing operations from China back to Somerset, Pa., according to a press release.

Inova secures $12M in financing

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05/24/2013

AUSTIN, Texas – Inova Labs, maker of the LifeChoice oxygen concentrator, has completed a $12 million round of financing, according to an article from the Austin Business Journal.

Carolina’s HME teams up with hospice provider

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05/24/2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment has entered into a preferred provider relationship with Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region (HPCCR), a not-for-profit organization for patients with advanced illnesses, according to a press release.

Docs to CMS: Streamline prescription process

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05/24/2013

LEAWOOD, Kan. – The American Academy of Family Physicians, an organization representing family doctors and medical students, is calling on CMS to simplify the Medicare requirements for prescribing diabetic supplies, according to a press release.

Fisher & Paykel breaks records

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05/23/2013

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare reported net profit after tax of NZ$77.1 million for the year ended March 31, 2013, according to a press release. The record earnings reflect a 20% increase compared to the prior year.

John McCain to accept award from United Spinal

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05/23/2013

NEW YORK – U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will be on hand at United Spinal Association’s annual legislative conference in June to accept an award for his support of a global disabilities rights treaty, according to a press release.

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