Briefs: MIT Holding boosts mail order presence

Thursday, March 24, 2011

SAVANNAH, Ga. - MIT Holding got a lot bigger in February when it acquired National Direct Home Pharmacy and Palmetto Long Term Care Pharmacy. The deal creates a home delivery/mail order pharmacy with annual gross sales of $18 million, MIT said in a release. MIT has three wholly owned subsidiaries: a wholesale pharmaceuticals distributor, an ambulatory infusion center and a home medical equipment division.

AABCP plansbook series

HOUSTON - The American Association of Breast Care Professionals (AABCP) will publish a series of business books for people who run or wish to start a post-mastectomy business, the association announced on March 3. The books will be published in both print and e-book formats, and will be sold through Amazon and through AABCP Publications.

Graymark reports record January

OKLAHOMA CITY - Graymark Healthcare's January CPAP supply shipments were up 225% over the same period last year--a record, the provider announced Feb. 22. "Increasing rates of CPAP re-supply orders and higher margin agreements are key barometers that show we are successfully providing timely and high-quality sleep management programs," said chairman and CEO Stanton Nelson in release. Graymark Healthcare diagnoses and treats sleep disorders through 98 locations nationwide.

IDS lands national sleep contract

DECATUR, Ala. - Instant Diagnostic Systems (IDS) inked a deal with Aetna to provide home sleep testing and overnight oximetry testing to its members, it was announced in February. IDS serves more than 2,500 HMEs and 125,000 physicians and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Aetna has more than 37 million members nationwide.

Sleep provider launches e-book

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - Nationwide Medical is offering "The Ultimate Sleep Apnea Guide," a free e-book that offers patients and physicians up-to-date information on obstructive sleep apnea, and its treatments, the provider announced Feb. 14. It also offers tips on ways to increase quality of sleep. The e-book can be downloaded at