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Invacare’s earnings slide


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare officials say a number of pressures drove a net loss of $1.98 million for the second quarter this year compared to net earnings of $10.66 million for the same period last year.

Invacare, Invamex and the FDA

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I spoke briefly with Kelly Mize and Brian Ellacott of Invacare yesterday about the company's decision to move the manufacturing of its Solara line of manual wheelchairs to an existing facility in Reynosa, Mexico.

FDA negotiations and law firm investigations

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Did anyone else notice the flurry of law firms that announced they're investigating Invacare's board of directors following the company's Dec.

Don't fall victim to temptation


FDA electronic registration reminds me of a quote by the cartoonist Doug Larson: “Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.”

Industry laments FDA registration


The FDA requires manufacturers of drugs and medical gases--including providers who fill cylinders—to register with the agency each year. On June 1, 2009, the FDA began accepting only electronic submissions. The problem: The registration instructions are difficult to follow and better suited to traditional drug manufacturers, say stakeholders.