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Dog days of summer? More like work like a dog

Friday, July 11, 2014

It’s definitely the dog days of summer outside of HME News world headquarters in Yarmouth, Maine.

As I sit here writing this blog, waiting for our production department to finalize the HME Newswire that will go out at 6 a.m. EST on Monday, it’s a beautiful 74 degrees outside.

Invacare adds teeth to pricing policy


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has come back with what it believes is a more effective pricing policy for products marketed and sold over the Internet.

Invacare intros new pricing policy


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has introduced a new pricing policy for providers that sell and market its products over the Internet in the United States.

Invacare lives brand promise through games


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare is sponsoring the National Veterans Golden Age Games being held June 28 to July 2 in Fayetteville, Ark., the manufacturer announced today.

Embrace 'rapid maturity' of oxygen market


Whether an oxygen provider won the second round of Medicare competitive bidding or not, the results are the same: a dramatic restructuring of the oxygen business model is necessary for continued viability in the category, market experts say.

Invacare rethinks price protection


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare’s decision to terminate its existing price protection policy has left some HME providers concerned about their ability to compete with online retailers and about the fate of the manufacturer’s brand.

Invacare, VGM extend agreement


ELYRIA, Ohio, and WATERLOO, Iowa – Invacare and The VGM Group have signed a new multi-year agreement, the companies announced May 27.

North America weighs on Invacare earnings


ELYRIA, Ohio – There is little update on Invacare’s final audit to comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other than to say it’s in progress, according to a conference call on April 24.

ResMed, Invacare report earnings


SAN DIEGO and ELYRIA, Ohio – Recently released earnings from ResMed and Invacare are a mixed bag, with the former posting small gains and the latter stumbling.

In brief: Leadership changes at Invacare, layoffs at All-States


ELYRIA, Ohio – Lou Slangen, Invacare’s executive vice president and chief product officer, will retire at the end of February after 27 years with the company, according to a Feb. 27 release.