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Short takes: sleep apnea

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05/16/2017

The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a case from a truck driver who claimed his employer violated his rights by requiring him to get tested for sleep apnea opens the door for trucking companies to more widely require the tests, according to Trucks.com.

It’s official: Georgia gov signs licensure law

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05/11/2017

ATLANTA – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into a law a bill that requires licensure and a physical location in the state for HME providers. “Our licensure law is pro-business and pro-patient,” said Teresa Tatum, executive director for the Georgia Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers (GAMES). The association will work with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy on the rulemaking process for implementing the bill, which was passed in April.

Companies to debut at Medtrade

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05/11/2017

ATLANTA – Medtrade will see several new exhibitors at this year’s show.

Praxair, Linde deal back on

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05/10/2017

DANBURY, Conn., and MUNICH – Praxair has agreed to buy Linde for about $35.2 billion, creating the largest supplier of industrial gases, according to Bloomberg. The news comes three months after a previous attempt failed due to concerns over job losses in Germany.

Inogen sees triple-digit increase in net sales

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05/10/2017

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen reported total revenues of $52.5 million for the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 22% over the same period last year, and net income of $5.9 million, a 135.3% increase. “We are off to a solid start to 2017,” said Scott Wilkinson, CEO.

Invacare sets stage for cost reductions

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05/09/2017

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare reported $231.7 million in net sales for the first quarter of 2017, a 10% decrease compared to the same quarter last year.

NCPA, Union Springs Healthcare support indie pharmacists

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05/09/2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association and Union Springs Healthcare have formed a strategic partnership to bolster pharmacy-patient relationships and grow pharmacy revenue.

BioScrip earnings ‘in line’ with expectations

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05/05/2017

DENVER – BioScrip reported net revenues of $217.8 million for the first quarter of 2017, reflecting a core revenue mix of 72% compared to 60% during the same quarter in 2016. Net loss was $19 million and adjusted EBITD was 5.2 million.

BOC to move into larger digs

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05/05/2017

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) will nearly double it space, from 3,600 to 5,183 square feet, when it moves its headquarters in June to accommodate growth.

Events: United Spinal, VGM Heartland

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05/05/2017

The United Spinal Association will host Andrea Dalzell, Ms. Wheelchair New York 2015, at its 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 11-14.

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