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Briefs

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03/25/2010

HOUSTON - The American Association of Breast Care Professionals (AABCP) has created a lymphedema advisory committee to raise "social and political awareness" about the condition, which occurs often after mastectomy surgery.

Site-seeing visit

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03/25/2010

Pharmacist Robert Borgatti, owner of Vienna Rexall Drug in Vienna, Va., hosted Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., during the President's Day Congressional recess in February.

Women's health providers race to annual conference

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03/25/2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Keeping up with the changes in the HME--and retail--marketplace requires women's health providers to stay on their toes. This year's "Focus on the Future Conference and Tradeshow" stands poised to help attendees do just that.

AmMed Direct lays off staffers

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03/25/2010

NASHVILLE - Mail order diabetes provider AmMed Direct in February reduced its workforce by 17%.

Also out: COO Tom Milam.

The company laid off about 80 employees, it was reported in the Feb. 13 Tennessean.

Need advice on pediatric OSA?

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03/24/2010

Pediatricians should ask about sleep during every well-child visit, advises Dr. Lisa Meltzer.

Briefs: Liberator Medical's earnings soar

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03/24/2010

STUART, Fla. – Mail-order provider Liberator Medical reported revenues of $6.95 million for the quarter ended June 30, an increase of 184% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Smith & Nephew remains positive

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03/24/2010

It's not a mature market but it's well established. As clinicians understand what the benefits are of the therapy and the results that they get, they naturally expand it to different applications. They see that you can use it on everything from a chronic wound to a more acute wound that might have come out of a trauma situation.

Video drives home infusion message

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03/24/2010

The Apria Healthcare-sponsored video, which has been shown to lawmakers and at various industry meetings, is posted on the NHIA's Web site, www.nhianet.org. With the current national focus on healthcare reform, it's important to get the word out, said Bodoff.

Neb-meds: ASP figures up over last quarter

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03/24/2010

BALTIMORE - Most nebulizer medications will see a slight boost in reimbursement for the second quarter of 2010, according to average sales price figures released March 18.

Upstate HomeCare looks to be the one

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03/24/2010

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Upstate HomeCare opened a retail pharmacy in June, but the provider does not plan to compete with the Walgreens of the world.

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