Also Noted

Ventus Medical product launches new treatment device for OSA

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10/22/2012

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Ventus Medical has launched a therapy kit designed to help people gradually adjust to expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

Private equity firm acquires Premier Medical

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10/22/2012

CLEVELAND – The Riverside Co., a private equity firm based here, has acquired Premier Medical Corp., a Denver-based provider of respiratory equipment, liquid oxygen and durable medical equipment to skilled-nursing facilities in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, according

Ex-owners of DME wholesale company charged with fraud

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10/12/2012

ONTARIO, Calif. – The former owners of a DME wholesale company based here were arrested and charged Oct. 10 in connection with a fraud scheme involving $16.6 million worth of false claims, according to a Department of Justice news release.

Nipro provides retail options

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10/11/2012

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nipro Diagnostics, a manufacturer and marketer of diabetes products and supplies, has launched a new line of ancillary products that gives providers more retail options.

VGM to feature new online ordering portal at Medtrade

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10/10/2012

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group will showcase at Medtrade next week a new online portal that automates the ordering process between hospices and HME providers.

S&P downgrades Apria’s credit rating

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10/10/2012

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Standard & Poor downgraded Apria Healthcare’s credit rating from stable to negative.

U.S. Rehab rolls out ATP master program

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10/09/2012

WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab, the complex rehab division of The VGM Group, plans to introduce an ATP master program to prepare students for RESNA’s Assistive Technology Professional exam in the next year.

Parentgiving.com enters incontinence market

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10/09/2012

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Parentgiving.com, a website created to help caregivers provide better care for their aging parents, has launched Dry Direct, a new home delivery service for incontinence supplies.

Several arrested in strike force sweep

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10/05/2012

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Individuals at four DME companies were among those charged with Medicare fraud in a $65 million crackdown by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force last week, according to multiple reports.

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