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An Active Life that appeals to everyone


PORTLAND, Maine – Provider Jim Greatorex wanted to bust the stigma that you have to be ill to buy something from an HME store. 

Manufacturers ‘buy-in’ to retail


ORLANDO, Fla. – More than 20 manufacturers submitted products for the inaugural Innovative HME Retail Product Awards at Medtrade, a sign that providers aren’t the only ones who see promise in retail, organizers say.

Sportswear market 'to go through the roof'


PORTLAND, Maine – Compression stockings might be familiar to HME providers, but compression sportswear is a whole other ballgame, says Jim Greatorex. 

Providers welcome retail-only products


What do HME providers have to say about manufacturers coming out with non-coded, retail-only power mobility devices (PMDs)? Bring. Them. On.