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OIG: Handful of strips dominated Medicare mail-order market

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01/16/2019

WASHINGTON – The top two strips accounted for 53% of the Medicare mail-order market, and the top 10 strips accounted for 98% of the market, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Ascensia partners with CGM maker

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01/09/2019

BASEL, Switzerland – Ascensia Diabetes Care is partnering with Zhejiang POCTech, Co., a manufacturer of continuous glucose monitoring systems, to serve as its exclusive distributor in 13 markets.

Solera adds GemCare to network

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01/03/2019

PHOENIX – Solera Health has added Ohio-based GemCare Wellness to its national network of diabetes providers.

Insulin use to increase, study finds

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11/29/2018

NEW YORK – The amount of insulin required to treat Type 2 diabetes is expected to increase by more than 20% from 2018 to 2030, according to a new study published in The Lancet.

‘We will continue to talk to Congress,’ diabetes group says

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11/20/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Medicare’s mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies has decimated the industry, shutting out suppliers and drastically cutting reimbursement.

FDA approves FreeStyle app

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11/01/2018

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. – The FreeStyle LibreLink app has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the iPhone, according to a press release from Abbott. The app allows user to capture and view real-time glucose levels.

'Smart' technology boosts management

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10/30/2018

Because diabetes patients are so involved in the management of their disease, technology is key to helping them stay healthy.

Ascensia gets ‘seal of approval’ for Contour Next

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09/25/2018

BASEL, Switzerland – The Contour Next BGMS finished top of the list for accuracy, according to the results of a recently published assessment of 18 blood glucose monitoring systems.

Q&A: Ascensia’s Russ Newsome

Health apps should be seamless, predictive
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08/17/2018

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ascensia Diabetes Care recently selected the Culinary Coach, a digital solution from U.K.-based Whisk that provides personalized food recommendations to users, as the winner of its Ascensia Diabetes Challenge.

Abbott upgrades FreeStyle Libre

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08/01/2018

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 14-day Flash Glucose Monitoring System.

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