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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.

ASP figures up over last quarter

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03/25/2010

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

Ken Glover Drug recently opened a fourth location to meet the needs of its rural community

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03/25/2010

DORA, Ala. - Ken Glover Drug did something last year that many independent community pharmacies would find radical.

It became accredited, reactivated its Medicare billing number and re-entered the HME market.

CPAP

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03/25/2010

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - When the economy tanked, Doug and Shawn Schober figured the time was right to branch out on their own.

The husband-and-wife team opened Schober CPAP and Supplies.

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.

Provider lends Helping Hand

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03/24/2010

Helping Hand Medical Supply recently signed contracts with three skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to do CPAP set-ups. It was a natural fit for the company, which already provides DME and respiratory products and services in SNFs.

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.

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