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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

If you read this blog regularly, then you know I work part-time at Borders Books. Or at least, I did. Borders announced yesterday that it is  liquidating the entire chain, something we all knew—but didn't really believe–would happen.

HME is all around if you know where to look

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Monday, July 18, 2011

I was scanning Facebook the other day out of sheer boredom when my attention was caught by this post: "So excited, I am getting my oxygen filled tonight."

Turns out, it was for use in stained glass design or wine making or some other endeavor more glamorous than, uh, breathing.

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The latest thing in home sleep testing?

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Check this out. A t-shirt that monitors the wearer's sleep patterns. The Somnus Sleep Shirt has embedded sensors that measure breathing as the person moves around in bed. It comes with the SleepLogger, a key-sized device that tucks into a pocket on the sleep shirt and keeps the sensors powered.

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Simple? Medicare?

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

This article came out on June 13, but I just stumbled across it this afternoon. It's about, what else, competitive bidding, and, while it doesn't slam the HME industry like many mainstream articles do, it is clear the reporter doesn't understand the issue, or the industry.

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Nominate your celebrity spokesperson here

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

When I logged into WordPress this afternoon to post a new blog, I got all excited to see I had a "comment pending." Alas, it was merely spam inviting me to nominate a celebrity spokesperson.

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How not to do business

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

There's lots of reasons why I don't shop at Walmart, but the main one, I think, is that I truly believe you get what you pay for.

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The hottest event in the industry

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Monday, June 6, 2011

It's 9:30 at night and still something like 93 degrees here in the heartland. Or, as Carolyn Cole put it, "just throw the hog on the pavement and watch it so it doesn't burn" hot.

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Remote Rx: A future pharm tech weighs in

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Yesterday, I wrote about remote pharmacies, in which prescriptions will be filled by pharmacy techs, with no pharmacist on site.

It just so happens my roommate is studying to be a pharmacy tech, so I ran this scenario by her.

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Dial-a-pharmacist? Can you say 1-800 good luck?

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

An indy pharmacy in Vermont has been sold. The new owner, Kinney Drugs, plans to operate it as a "remote" pharmacy. What's that, you ask?

The great CGM experiment concludes

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Last week, I commented on how high-maintenance the CGM could be but on Friday afternoon, as I was getting ready to leave my office to drive to Borders, I was thinking "I should check my blood sugar before I get behind the wheel." Then I realized I didn't have to.

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