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Report: Roche nixes plans to sell diabetes business

September 20, 2013HME News Staff

NEW YORK - Drugmaker Roche Holding AG is pulling back from plans to sell its blood glucose meter business, Reuters reports. In recent months, the Swiss company explored selling that segment of its business in the face of greater competition and lower reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid. But that lower reimbursement has precluded a profitable sale, leading the company to hold onto the business, according to the news agency. Roche's decision follows a similar one by Bayer, which was unable...

Bayer, Diabetes Supplies, Medicaid, Medicare, Roche

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Mail order contracts: Expect big to get bigger

April 12, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BALTIMORE - CMS released a list of 18 contract suppliers for the national mail-order program for diabetes supplies April 9, but it's a list that could look different when July 1 rolls around, say industry sources.“Several of the companies have been put up for sale, and we know of one or two that have already been sold,” said Tom Milam, an industry consultant and former provider.Right now, at one end of the spectrum are large and well-known companies like CCS Medical, which received more...

All-States Medical Supply, Bayer, Kohll's Pharmacy, LifeScan, Roche

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Nominate your celebrity spokesperson here

August 3, 2009Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

It's not often diabetes and all its related accoutremonts elicits screams of happiness and fainting (low blood-sugars aside). But teen heartthrob Nick Jonas has been raising his profile on the awareness front for Type 1 diabetes. He spoke last month in DC and this month will address the National Press Club. Personally, I am not a fan of the kid's music (If you saw the Jonas Brothers' Grammy performance with Stevie Wonder you're probably still cringing over their rendition of "Superstition"). But,...

Bayer, Competitive Bidding, e-SP, Glucometer, Nick Jonas, Type 1 Diabetes

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