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03/31/2002

Making sense of marketing

Superstore remnant calls it quits

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03/31/2002

PHOENIX, Ariz. - One of the last vestiges of the HME superstore movement closed its doors for good in late January.

All-Ways picks up lift division

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03/31/2002

CONCORD, N.H. - All-Ways Accessible has acquired the lift division of one of its major competitors, the Raymond, N.H.-based Lifeplus, Inc.

Shield acquires Beverly Home Care's med supplies biz

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03/31/2002

VALENCIA, Calif. - In the provider's biggest deal since taking on Kaiser Permanente's medical supplies patients last May, Shield Healthcare last month picked up 14,000 new patients from the Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Beverly Home Care.

Tennessee provider goes West

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03/31/2002

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Mediserve Medical Equipment, which has been serving eastern Tennessee since 1984, extended its reach westward in January by opening a branch in Knoxville, Tenn., a regional healthcare hub.

Sources: FDA snooping out compounding culprits

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03/31/2002

NAPA, Calif. - The FDA has reportedly begun cracking down on pharmacists who continue to compound albuterol and ipratropium rather than furnish patients with Dey's DuoNeb, which premixes both drugs in one vial.

Healtheheart targets HMEs with DSM software

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03/31/2002

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Healtheheart revamped its disease management (DSM) software with a patient-tracking system this month, and it's now making a strong push for its use by HME providers.

Mr. Magoo had obstructive sleep apnea

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03/31/2002

CLEVELAND, Ohio - People with round heads face a greater risk of sleep apnea and chronic snoring than those with thin faces, researchers from Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University have found.

ResMed calls software debut a 'giant step'

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03/31/2002

SAN DIEGO - ResMed is releasing a comprehensive patient management program, called Boomerang, that the company calls a giant step toward ResMed's goal of being a total solution provider to homecare providers and sleep labs.

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