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Diabetes revolution continues to brew

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05/31/2002

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Cygnus has launched its long-awaited GlucoWatch Biographer, the only FDA approved device that measures glucose levels frequently and automatically, but providers of diabetes supplies need not fret. The revolution hasn't come yet.

DMERC downcodes CRI's Lasette Plus

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05/31/2002

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The joy Cell Robotics International broadcast in January when the company found out that the allowable on its new blood sampling device came in at $870 has turned into a frustrating educational lap around DMERC policy.

Paperless offices remain rare

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05/31/2002

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - In theory, the paperless office is where everyone wants to be; In reality, HME providers have been reluctant to embrace the concept.

Sunrise to launch new homecare bed

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05/31/2002

LONGMONT, Colo. - Sunrise Medical is preparing a July launch for a new homecare bed to be marketed by its Guardian division. Although Sunrise currently manufactures two other beds, neither caught on as a flagship for an HME's semi-electric rental fleet.

Dey slashes price of DuoNeb

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05/31/2002

NAPA, Calif - As respiratory pharmacists continue to find ways around the distribution of the DuoNeb compound of albuterol sulfate and ipratropium bromide, Dey, the drug's manufacturer, has slashed prices in a bid to win more customers.

Hormel, Novartis push supplements to HMEs

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05/31/2002

Both companies made first trips to Medtrade Spring, beefed up staffs
AUSTIN, Minn. - The company that made SPAM famous, Hormel, and the Minneapolis-based Novartis have begun an unprecedented push to market their nutritional supplements to HMEs.

Question of the Show

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05/31/2002

If you were to receive an RFP for competitive bidding tomorrow, and you were asked to respond in 30 days, what would you do?

Legal

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05/31/2002

Compounding and the FDA

Exhibitors laud 'quality' of attendees

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05/31/2002

LAS VEGAS - For the first time in 22 years, Medtrade Spring sold out its educational seminars and by most accounts had one of its best showings ever.

Increasing Medicaid costs lead to deficits in 40 states

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05/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Increased state Medicaid costs over the past two years have contributed $40 billion in budget deficits to more than 40 states, despite improvements in the national economy, according to a survey conducted by the National Governors Association, the Washington

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