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Association launches data drive

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03/03/2010

In January, NHIA launched an industry-wide data-gathering initiative to gain a clearer picture of the home infusion industry and define how best to move forward on several fronts.

Provider lets you 'Ask the Doctor'

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03/03/2010

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Online provider CWI Medical has partnered with Dr. Matthew Lewis to create an interactive "Ask the Doctor" feature on its Web site, www.cwimedical.com. Users can ask Dr.

AOPA, Cailor Fleming join forces

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03/03/2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) and Cailor Fleming Insurance have partnered to offer a range of custom designed insurance products for the O&P industry.

NCPA pays to play

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02/24/2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) political action committee (PAC) contributed more than $1 million in political donations in 2009, nearly triple what it gave in 2007, according to a Feb. 16 article in USA Today.

Doubly-good deal for ActivStyle, Advocate

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02/08/2010

MINNEAPOLIS - ActivStyle, a provider of incontinence products, boosted its offerings when it acquired catheter supplier Advocate Medical Services in January.

Sens. Baucus, Grassley urge CMS to use 'discretion' toward pharmacies

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01/28/2010

A couple of marquee-name senators last week asked Medicare to cut some slack for pharmacies that have not gotten accredited.
"They were concerned that CMS was going to start acting in a draconian fashion and crack down on pharmacies that haven't gone through accreditation," said John Norton, associate director of public relations for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

Big deal: Infusion company sold for $343 million

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01/28/2010

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - After a failed deal in 2008, it looks like Bob Cucuel has found a buyer for Critical Homecare Solutions (CHS). BioScrip, a specialty pharmacy organization, has agreed to pay $343 million for the company, it announced Jan. 25.

Critical Homecare Solutions finds buyer

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01/27/2010

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - After a failed deal in 2008, it looks like Bob Cucuel has found a buyer for Critical Homecare Solutions (CHS). BioScrip, a specialty pharmacy organization, has agreed to pay $343 million for the company, it announced Jan. 25.

Market outlook

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01/26/2010

The vice president of sales for Harvard Drug Group says 2010 could shape up to be "an exceptional year."

'In this industry, you have to diversify'

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01/26/2010

In 2008, CMS said it would pay for the therapy, but it prohibited CPAP providers from doing both the tests and the CPAP setups. That doesn't mean providers can't enter into the market, said Parkhill, but they must follow legal guidelines closely.

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