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Respironics passes FAA test


MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Respironics announced July 21 that its SimplyGo Mini portable oxygen concentrator conforms to all applicable Federal Aviation Administration requirements for carriage and in-flight use onboard aircraft.

Pricing structure costs Respironics $34.8M


MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – HME providers must now pay for automated resupply services from Respironics regardless of whether or not they buy the company’s products.

Respironics to pay $34.8M over re-supply program


MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Respironics has agreed to pay $34.8 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations for paying kickbacks to DME providers that bought its CPAP masks, the Department of Justice has announced.

In brief: Big names partner for sleep, Etac reorganizes


WASHINGTON – The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) and IBM have partnered on a SleepHealth app for the iPhone and Apple Watch and a SleepHealth Research Study to help identify connections between sleep habits and health outcomes.

Philips responds to ResMed study


MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – In the wake of a failed study by ResMed, Philips Respironics is recommending that clinicians not use Adaptive Servo-Ventilation (ASV) therapy, due to an increased risk of death in trial patients.

In brief: Drive Medical buys in Europe, The Compliance Team expands service


PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive Medical has acquired Dupont Medical, a manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products in France. Based in Frouard, Dupont manufactures and distributes everything from wheelchairs to homecare beds to patient lifts.

Manufacturers reassess terms


YARMOUTH, Maine – With three high-profile HME providers now moving through the bankruptcy process, should it come as a surprise that manufacturers are trying to protect themselves by tightening their payment terms?

Respironics recalls V60 vents


CARLSBAD, Calif. – Respironics California, a Philips Healthcare business, has announced that its worldwide recall of about 19,200 V60 ventilators has been designated a Class I recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Rotech files for bankruptcy, secures financing

Creditor holding largest unsecured claim: ResMed

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare announced April 8 that it has filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Home sleep therapy market starts to grow up


At some point a young, growing business market will reach maturity—it is inevitable. Whether this is the case with home sleep therapy remains to be seen, but signs are pointing in that direction.