Also Noted

Pediatric Home Care sells to nat’l player

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10/18/2017

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – Pediatric Home Care, which started as a home infusion pharmacy then added private-duty nursing services, has sold to Atlanta-based Aveanna Healthcare, according to the Spokesman-Review.

MAMES conference packs crowd

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10/18/2017

WELCH, Minn. – This year’s fall conference of the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services & Supplies saw a 40% spike in attendance compared to last year’s, the state association reports.

Pride, Quantum take on mentor role

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10/17/2017

EXETER, Pa. – Pride Mobility Products and Quantum Rehab offered about 20 students with disabilities the opportunity to be mentored by career professionals in various fields during Disability Mentoring Day on Oct. 11.

Digest finds diversity among indie community pharmacies

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10/17/2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – Independent community pharmacies continue to strengthen and expand their scope of services, despite lower reimbursements for dispensing prescription drugs, according to the 2017 NCPA Digest, unveiled at the association’s annual convention, Oct. 14-18.

People news: Lynn Connelly, Robert Dean, Dan Meuser

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10/17/2017

Lynn Connelly, RPh, owner of Medicine Mart Pharmacy in Chapin, S.C., has been named the National Community Pharmacists Association 2017 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year.

Draft of bid relief bill circulates

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10/13/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., has released draft language of a bill that would provide relief from the competitive bidding program in non-bid areas and would address a “double-dip” cut on oxygen

German court sides with ResMed

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10/13/2017

SAN DIEGO – ResMed says that a Munich District Court has decided that its AirSense 10 and AirCurve 10 CPAP devices and its Lumis ventilators, along with their humidifiers, do not infringe a Fisher & Paykel short-term patent, StreetInsider reports.

Convaid sponsors documentary

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10/13/2017

TORRANCE, Calif. – Convaid R82 is the official sponsor of “Roll With Me,” a documentary that premiers this weekend at the 18th annual Woodstock Film Festival. The film tracks Gabriel Cordell’s 3,100-mile journey across 13 states in 100 days in an unmodified wheelchair.

Hargan named acting secretary at HHS

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10/12/2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has named Eric Hargan as acting secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Home infusion letter needs signatures

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10/12/2017

WASHINGTON – Today is the deadline to sign on to a letter being circulated by the National Home Infusion Association to push forward legislation in the Senate that would, among other things, create a temporary transitional payment for home infusion services related to Medicare Part B.

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