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Invacare faces lawsuit from shareholder

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05/31/2013

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare officials will “vigorously defend” themselves against new allegations that they misled shareholders about the company’s noncompliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, according to a spokeswoman.

AAHomecare members elect new directors

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05/31/2013

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare bid farewell to several directors, while welcoming others to the board during its annual membership meeting held during the association’s Washington Legislative Conference May 22-23, according to a bulletin from the organization.

Woman sentenced for $11M fraud scheme

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05/31/2013

LAS VEGAS – A Nevada woman who defrauded Medicare of $11.1 million in an HME billing scheme was sentenced to more than four years in prison, according to a press release.

FDA approves Breathe Technologies’ CPAP device

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05/31/2013

IRVINE, Calif. – Breathe Technologies, a manufacturer of respiratory products, had its CPAP system cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a press release.

Invacare restructures credit agreement

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05/30/2013

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has amended its credit agreement, giving the company greater financial flexibility for the remainder of 2013, according to a press release.

VGM inks partnership with van Halem Group

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05/30/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group, including U.S. Rehab, signed a partner agreement with The van Halem Group, a Medicare consulting and auditing firm, according to a press release. Under the agreement, VGM and U.S.

CPAP Horizon pilots new app for CPAP providers

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05/30/2013

SUPERIOR, Colo. – A new software application for CPAP providers from the CPAP Horizon Project is now in the beta testing phase, according to a press release.

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.

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