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PHS expands infusion pharmacy


ST. PAUL, Minn. – Pediatric Home Service (PHS) has expanded its infusion pharmacy to meet the demands of its growing population of medically complex pediatric patients, according to a release.

AxelaCare has patient care in its 'DNA'


LENEXA, Kan. – AxelaCare in February acquired ARC Infusion and has two more deals in the pipeline as it looks to pump up its geographic reach, say company execs.

NHIA: 'Where the best learning happens'


ORLANDO, Fla. – Hang on infusion providers. It’s going to be a bumpy ride. Fortunately, the National Home Infusion Association’s (NHIA) annual conference aims to help you thrive, say association execs.

BioScrip sells home health business


ELMSFORD, N.Y. – BioScrip plans to sell its home health business, Deaconess HomeCare, to LHC Group for $60 million in cash, the company announced Feb. 3.

Private equity has appetite for home infusion


YARMOUTH, Maine – Demand for home infusion companies at both ends of the scale was strong in 2013, say analysts.

Home infusion stakeholders await fallout


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The list of home infusion contract suppliers in the Round 1 re-compete of competitive bidding includes some big names, but stakeholders say about half of the list includes companies without an associated pharmacy.

CVS buys Coram


LAKE FOREST, Calif. – CVS Caremark has agreed to acquire Apria’s home infusion business, Coram, for $2.1 billion, the companies announced today.

Pull home infusion from bid program, stakeholders say


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Home infusion stakeholders say they are eyeing possible legislative fixes to address the inclusion of the therapy in competitive bidding.

Language lessons


DEERFIELD, Ill. – Working with patients on their own turf to adhere to treatment is always a challenge—even more so when there are language and cultural differences.

Apria building momentum, CEO says


LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has experienced its “strongest results” in several years, company officials said during an earnings call Aug. 9.