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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

Providers protest comp. bidding

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05/31/2002

MIAMI - Several HME providers who have been actively protesting the state's competitive bidding project took things up a notch last month when they organized a demonstration outside a representative's office here.

Arrests, charges rack up in DME dragnets

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05/31/2002

LOS ANGELES - Durable medical equipment scams in California are at the center of what one FBI field office is calling the largest healthcare undercover fraud investigation in U.S. history.

MES dumps company that owns rival

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05/31/2002

SCOTTS BLUFF, Az. - Until six months ago, Medical Equipment Specialties (MES) was buying $10,000 to $15,000 of medical supplies from Cleveland, Ohio-based Independence Medical. Then MES found out that Independence owned Edgepark Surgical, a medical products supplier.

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