Also Noted

Convaid expands Canadian distribution

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12/12/2013

TORRANCE, Calif. – Convaid has expanded distribution of its products in Canada through a new partnership with Drug Trading, the company announced Dec. 11.

CVS Caremark, Cardinal create nation’s largest generic source

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12/11/2013

DUBLIN, Ohio and WOONSOCKET, R.I. – CVS Caremark and Cardinal Health have agreed on a 50-50 partnership to create the nation’s largest source of generic drugs, according to a Dec. 10 announcement.

Complex rehab stakeholders fight capped-rental change

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12/11/2013

WASHINGTON – Providers, consumer groups, clinicians and other stakeholders are fighting a rule that will transition certain complex rehab codes to capped-rental items in April, according to a bulletin from NCART.

CPAP use may help lower blood pressure, study says

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12/11/2013

VALENCIA, Spain – Sleep apnea sufferers with hard-to-control blood pressure may find an ancillary benefit to CPAP therapy: Spanish researchers say it may lower resistant blood pressure

Rice Home Medical invests $1M in new look, new store

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12/10/2013

WILLMAR, Mich. – Retail is the focus of Rice Home Medical’s newly renovated space in Willmar, Mich., according to a story in the West Central Tribune.

Insulet, Amgen form agreement

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12/10/2013

BEDFORD, Mass. – Under a five-year agreement announced Dec. 10, Insulet will supply biotech company Amgen with a device to deliver medications.

Medtrade Spring has new schedule

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12/10/2013

LAS VEGAS – Medtrade Spring will run from Monday through Wednesday this year, March 10-12, organizers have announced.

Family: Son died because medical equipment was removed

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12/09/2013

ATLANTA – A Georgia woman has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Odyssey Hospice and Mobility Warehouse, alleging her disabled son died after the companies removed his medical equipment from the home.

BMC pledges to fight ResMed’s allegations

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12/09/2013

BEIJING – Weeks after ResMed announced it won preliminary injunctions in its German patent-infringement case against BMC, the Chinese sleep therapy device maker is pledging to fight.

Shirvinsky gives notice

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12/09/2013

HARRISBURG, Pa. – John Shirvinsky, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS), will resign Dec. 20 after 10 years, according to Medtrade Monday.

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