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Amazon makes play for HME market

May 8, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - While's announcement in April that it has launched an online health store targeting older consumers wasn't met with cheers by HME providers, they say they'll hold their own against the retail giant.“The big get bigger, but if we're good at what we are doing, we should continue to have a good business,” said Adrian Ioja, general manager at Huntington, Calif.-based DMES. “They will sell the stuff that is commodities, but the stuff where you call with a..., Home Medical Equipment

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Amazon makes foray into HME

April 16, 2013HME News Staff

SEATTLE - has launched an online store that will sell certain home medical equipment, according to a press release. The store, called “50+ Active and Healthy Living,” will sell incontinence supplies, daily living and mobility aids, blood pressure monitors, and diabetes management items, but HME comprises only a fraction of the hundreds of thousands of products offered. Other products include everything from vitamins and supplements to activity monitors.

Aids to Daily Living,, Diabetes Management Items, Incontinence Supplies, Mobility aids